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Governors State University Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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Governors State University President Elaine P. Maimon
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  1. "Meh..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Governors State University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly enviroment, school offers free tuition

    Cons

    Low wages, problematic state government, no room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    More upward mobility, higher wages,


  2. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Governors State University part-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff, great place to work

    Cons

    None I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Give employees time to grow on the job and grasp what you need them to do

  3. "Employement review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Governors State University part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Governors State is expanding and transforming.

    Cons

    The states budget makes compensation tough on everyone.

    Advice to Management

    it starts with you.


  4. "Run!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Governors State University full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility. That's about it.

    Cons

    Everything else is a con.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the toxicity and the undeserved seat fillers. Listen to the "grunts" of the university. We are not all idiots.


  5. "Faculty"

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    Former Employee - Faculty
    Former Employee - Faculty
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Governors State University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good life-work balance. Good colleges.

    Cons

    little room for advancement


  6. "Office of International Services - Office Assistant II"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Governors State University part-time

    Pros

    Best people to work with!

    Cons

    Office hours are not flexible enough.


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    "Academic Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Governors State University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great environment. The staff is very encouraging and the students make it fun to come to work. Very hard working staff, faculty and administrators. Everyone is supportive of the work done by others.

    Cons

    Little room for advancement. Budget issues affect employee morale.

    Advice to Management

    Great progress in a few short years. Don't forget to appreciate your employees.

  8. "Resident Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Governors State University full-time

    Pros

    Helps you learn how to deal with all types of people and is a great source for character building.

    Cons

    late night calls and low compensation

    Advice to Management

    needs more compensation


  9. "Anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in University Park, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous in University Park, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Governors State University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Good benefits [that may be reduced soon]
    - Student first mentality
    - President and VP have really helped grow the university
    - Campus
    - Hardworking staff
    - No matter the budget crisis this University will stay open and serve its students well

    Cons

    - Some managerial bullying/intimidation
    - Adhere's to the 'i want it done now' mentality that is so prevalent in today's society. Problem with this is most if not all departments are laughably understaffed and no-one seems to understand this.
    - Talented staff lost due to budget crisis in IL - no plans to re-employ positions but rather make do but still get the same work done.
    - Faculty appears to know how to do everyone elses job instead of focusing on theirs
    - Budget crisis - lack of job certainty

    Advice to Management

    - Look at faculty/staff that have taken lower positions that are costing the university 100K a piece - former Pres., Deans etc. If you are looking to make smart financial decisions cut positions / salaries from people not really earning the kind of money they are being paid. Do this instead of trying to nickel/dime savings and/or cut the real workers
    - Lower output expectations considering the budgetary situation
    - Support employees - morale is suffering
    - More advocacy needed for University in Springfield
    - Hold students more accountable


  10. "Staff Clerk"

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    Current Employee - Staff Clerk
    Current Employee - Staff Clerk
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Governors State University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people with a family atmospher feel.

    Cons

    Low pay and lack of state budget.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within the departments. There are knowledgable, educated people right in front of you that never get a chance to shine.


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