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Illinois State Normal Reviews

Updated January 10, 2017
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Normal, IL

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Pros
  • Casual work environment, Flexible schedules (in 13 reviews)

  • good flexibility for student workers, decent pay, good managers, easy to create work life balance (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • there are no cons i can think of (in 5 reviews)

  • Lack of advancement opportunities unless you move between departments/divisions (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Flexible"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching & Research Assistant in Normal, IL
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching & Research Assistant in Normal, IL

    I have been working at Illinois State (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I get to schedule flexible meeting times with my professor

    Cons

    I don't have any cons yet.


  2. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Teaching and Research Assistant in Normal, IL
    Former Employee - Teaching and Research Assistant in Normal, IL

    I worked at Illinois State (More than a year)

    Pros

    We had a good working environment

    Cons

    There wasn't enough office space

    Advice to Management

    Increase the number of office space


  3. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant - Advisor in Normal, IL
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant - Advisor in Normal, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    I worked at Illinois State full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and environment full of hard working individuals. The faculty, staff, and students are committed to excellence and success. During my time there I was happy with the management, pay and overall sense of community.

    Cons

    Communication between department to department can be inconsistent at times. Though most issues were rectified quickly, the inconsistency can be a bother at times.

    Advice to Management

    Never give up on the the motto, "State your Passion". Keep providing incredible programs to the students, while keeping faculty in check to make sure they are adequately representing Illinois State University to it's fullest potential.


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  5. "I dont care"

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    Former Employee - Front Desk Manager in Normal, IL
    Former Employee - Front Desk Manager in Normal, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Illinois State part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    it was nicto network and talk to students and get to know people

    Cons

    there were o cons, i enjoyed it


  6. "Career Center"

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    Current Intern - Employer Relations in Normal, IL
    Current Intern - Employer Relations in Normal, IL
    Recommends

    I have been working at Illinois State as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company culture at the Career Center office. Everyone is extremely friendly and caring. As a student, it is great to have flexible hours and leaders who care about your education.

    Cons

    Parking is hard to find depending on the time of day.


  7. "TechZone"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Normal, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Normal, IL

    I have been working at Illinois State (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Experience and environment. Have enjoyed working for this University Department

    Cons

    No main concerns to address.


  8. "Good place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Normal, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Normal, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Illinois State (More than a year)

    Pros

    Overall a good place to work.

    Cons

    Parking is expensive. Dental insurance is practically useless since the provider isn't more than a year behind in paying, meaning no dentist will take it.

    Advice to Management

    Get the issue of Dental Insurance fixed, and now. It is unacceptable that we can't get dental work done due to no dentist accepting our insurance.


  9. "Student Grounds Worker"

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Normal, IL
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Normal, IL

    I worked at Illinois State part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible Hours
    Excellent Work Environment
    Management Invested in Worker Happiness

    Cons

    Occasionally, there is a lack of perceived discipline amongst the other student workers.. which isn't necessarily a bad thing, flexibility in disciplinary action relative to the individual can be positive for all

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, it was a privilege to be able to work with everyone in this department


  10. "A great experience as a tutor"

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    Former Employee - Tutor in Normal, IL
    Former Employee - Tutor in Normal, IL

    I worked at Illinois State (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone worked together in a communicative manner that helped develop a wonderful workplace. Each day was a pleasure to work with my coworkers. They were all very friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Sometimes would be sitting around with nothing to work on. There was no real ways to advance due to the job being designed for a part-time working student. It felt that management was out of touch with how we operated.

    Advice to Management

    Take suggestions from your employees on possible improvements to the work environment as well as day to day student activities.


  11. "Graduate Student Review"

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    Current Contractor - Graduate Research Assistant in Normal, IL
    Current Contractor - Graduate Research Assistant in Normal, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Illinois State as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very responsive to concerns
    Excellent area

    Cons

    Graduate student salary leaves one desiring for a bit more, but due to the nature of the position it's understandable.

    Graduate School can be frustrating to work with at times



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