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Illinois State Reviews

Updated November 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Professors are very supportive overall and general work environment is very pleasant (in 16 reviews)

  • Flexible hours as a student worker (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay for teaching assistants (in 9 reviews)

  • there are no cons i can think of (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Receptionist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Illinois State part-time

    Pros

    They are able to adapt to a flexible schedule

    Cons

    You can only work 28 hours as a student


  2. "Great benefits"

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

    I worked at Illinois State full-time

    Pros

    Solid financially, growing enrollment
    Paid time off is generous
    Pension, while Illinois is solvent

    Cons

    Few merit increases due to budget issues
    Difficult to move into other employment classes

  3. "server"

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

    I worked at Illinois State part-time

    Pros

    It is simple for students looking for a job. No holidays or school breaks.

    Cons

    Managers are students and people don't show for shift.


  4. "Night Op Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I really like the work environment.

    Cons

    The lack of sleep was tough for me as a student


  5. "Student Event Staff"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Normal, IL
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Normal, IL
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Illinois State part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Get to choose your own hours.

    Cons

    Some shifts can be long.


  6. "Great for students"

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

    I worked at Illinois State part-time

    Pros

    Had a great experience and learned a lot at Facilities Planning and Construction!

    Cons

    Paid just enough for a student


  7. "Teaching Assistant (School Of Biological Sciences)"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Bloomington, IL
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Bloomington, IL
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    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Give great introductory training
    -There are many resources available to help TAs and professors are always willing to help
    -Professors are very supportive overall and general work environment is very pleasant
    -TAs have a fair amount flexibility in labs and professors take feedback seriously
    -TAs are given a large amount of responsibility with limited hand-holding (Be Prepared to utilize teaching skills)
           -Great Teaching Experience

    Cons

    -Implementation of changes to labs may vary depending
    -Students may not always be enthusiastic about labs
    -TAs are given a large amount of responsibility (Be prepared to Teach)

    Advice to Management

    Please continue to be open and supportive to graduate students.

  8. "Chief Clerfk"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Illinois State full-time

    Pros

    health, dental, eyewear are the benefits

    Cons

    i have been there 15 years and am making less than the people who are currently being hired.
    parking is expensive


  9. "Building Facilities Apprentice"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Illinois State full-time

    Pros

    Very flexible, and nice environment

    Cons

    Some of the management were only promoted because of favorites, leading to lots of anger and pettiness


  10. "Student Friendly"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Normal, IL
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Normal, IL
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    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Suitable working time for students

    Cons

    Sudden work load appear to the student


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