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Updated February 9, 2017
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Larry Dietz
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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. "Graduate Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Illinois State part-time

    Pros

    Great faculty, very flexible and supportive

    Cons

    First GA assignment is kind of luck of the draw. After that you have a little say in who you want to work with if you speak up


  2. "Office Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Illinois State part-time

    Pros

    Good people. Flexible work schedule

    Cons

    No systematic work load for each day


  3. "academic advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Illinois State full-time

    Pros

    fast paced working environment most days

    Cons

    needed to increase the worker's salaries


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  5. "Graduate Assistant (Department of Technology)"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Lot of opportunities to learn new skills

    Cons

    Very low work life balance


  6. "Student Worker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They work with your schedule.

    Cons

    The work is very repetitive.


  7. "Annual Giving Office"

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

    Pros

    Very pleasant and collaborative staff to work with. Laid back environment where questions are encouraged. All work is passed through a thorough editing chain.

    Cons

    Interns and GA's will be given amazing experience, but with the budget issues facing the state of Illinois the odds of you getting hired on for a full time position is slim to none.


  8. "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.


  9. "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


  10. "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
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  11. "IT Director"

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

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

    Pros

    Casual work environment, Flexible schedules

    Cons

    Inconsistency of responsibilities and benefits between similar positions

    Advice to Management

    Better train all employees on the Universities mission, vision, values, and goals.



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