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Illinois State Reviews

Updated February 9, 2017
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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. "Great school and better community"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Illinois State part-time

    Pros

    Very flexible to you and your needs. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    there are no cons i can think of


  2. "I dont care"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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


  3. "Good place to start off while in school."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Illinois State part-time

    Pros

    Very flexible hours.
    Helps with resume building.

    Cons

    Sometimes full-time employees look down on students

    Advice to Management

    Get students more involved.


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  5. "Great Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Coworkers, great management, very flexible

    Cons

    Does not offer super high wages


  6. "graduate assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Graduate Assistant in Bloomington, IL
    Current Employee - Finance Graduate Assistant in Bloomington, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    All of the teachers are very bright and are flexible with work hours

    Cons

    Sometimes teacher's tasks are repetitive and boring.


  7. "TechZone"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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. "Graduate Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Faculty was Wonderful. So understanding with scheduling tasks and providing opportunities to try new things, like teaching an undergraduate lecture.

    Cons

    It really depends on the faculty member as to the overall workload. Some of my classmates far exceeded the number hours they were contracted for.

    Advice to Management

    Some GA positions should either be divided into two positions or at least pay the GA for the number of hours they put in over the requirement. Some of my classmates were just too nice to say anything about the extra workload.


  9. "Graduate Student"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    The chemistry department here is great, there are a wide array of labs to work in and the professors are all genuinely helpful.

    Cons

    This is a great graduate school for chemistry, be sure you're prepared to take this next step forward.

    Advice to Management

    Every lab is different, every class is different. Everyone on staff is willing to help students with questions, going to graduate school you should know what you're getting yourself into.


  10. "OSA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people in my office and great benefits.

    Cons

    The Clinic space really needs updating.


  11. "Student Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Illinois State part-time

    Pros

    I gained great management experience. The hours varied, but they were great with working with your class schedule. It was easy to switch shifts and to pick up hours if need.

    Cons

    There was a lot of favoring from student managers to certain employees (friends), which made it hard for other employees to get what they wanted or needed with shift scheduling.

    Advice to Management

    Allow student employees to earn a meal with their shift. So much food went to waste at the end of shifts.



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