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Illini Media Reviews

Updated December 18, 2016
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  1. "Great learning experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morton, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morton, IL

    I have been working at Illini Media part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are so many things to learn. From AP style to tracking down sources to designing pages in InDesign, you can pick up a new skill every day. The employees are dedicated and are working to make it one of the best college media companies.

    Cons

    It's labor intensive for a college job. Be prepared to work hard and learn to advocate for yourself. If you want to succeed, you'll need to be dedicated.


  2. "Lots of Great Opportunities, Just Not Financial Ones"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Illini Media full-time

    Pros

    Illini Media is full of vibrant, young people looking to learn and grow. The effect you will have on their life is pretty tremendous.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, as a self-funded Media company, the pay and benefits are not great. This is not a place to go if you're looking for internal growth.

    Advice to Management

    New management is a great first step. Finding alternative revenue sources would be an ideal first place to start, it's hard out there for ad-supported businesses.


  3. "Web Developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Illini Media (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The team is small. Everyone is friendly.

    Cons

    This job position has no payment.

    Advice to Management

    management is running very well


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  5. "Good place to build resume and meet people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Illini Media part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun place to work and you have a lot of freedom. You learn and are able to grow professionally and creatively.

    Cons

    Can be really disorganized. When new people are hired, they're just kind of thrown into things without being given any training or information about the job. (ex: you can't get into the office from the elevator after 5, some new employees were never given cards to get upstairs and would be locked out)


  6. "Marketing Intern"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Champaign, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Illini Media (More than a year)

    Pros

    The staff I worked with were pleasant people, the working environment was enjoyable and flexible they had flexible hours. The office was clean and conveniently located.

    Cons

    There was not a whole lot of work that needed to be done and you would often find yourself with too much down time.


  7. "Inside Sales Representative"

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

    I worked at Illini Media part-time

    Pros

    great place to work id you're a full-time student
    good management
    clear goals

    Cons

    the Illinois budget crisis is putting a damper on things
    low hourly pay

    Advice to Management

    there should be more direction given to student employees by a professional staff member


  8. "Great Student Company"

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Accountant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Illini Media full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    In the heart of campus. Being in the know of CU events. Resume builder.

    Cons

    Low pay for full-time position. No chance of any promotion in my position


  9. "Working with a team selling advertising space across different platforms"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Champaign, IL
    Recommends

    I have been working at Illini Media part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to start! The sales training they give you helps understand the media company and everything it has to offer. In sales there is a lot of room for growth and to expand on your responsibilities.

    Cons

    There's a high turnover rate, mostly due to the fact that it's a student run media company. Some students find that sales isn't a great fit and move on.


  10. "marketing intern"

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

    I worked at Illini Media part-time

    Pros

    great environment and work ethics. people are all very nice there. Respect each other and encourage sharing

    Cons

    not having enough opportunities for advancement and not flexible in transferring between different department.


  11. "Great opportunity to learn if you have the time and energy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Illini Media part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Young people get responsibility. Great to build your resume but also to build professional skills and leave with experience most people don't get until after graduation. Flexible work around classes. Great history.

    Cons

    Struggling financially and isn't as much of a powerhouse that it was once. Change is constant--not always a good thing.

    Advice to Management

    Build the organization back up. Help student managers manage more. Hold everyone more accountable.



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