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Illinois Wesleyan Reviews

Updated November 15, 2016
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  1. "Great Place to Get Experience"

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    Former Employee - Writing Tutor in Bloomington, IL
    Former Employee - Writing Tutor in Bloomington, IL
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good culture
    Great experience
    Fun chance to work with students and professores

    Cons

    None at all. Great place to work and get experience!


  2. "French Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Bloomington, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Bloomington, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Illinois Wesleyan (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly staff and environment. Nice people overall!

    Cons

    If you're not used to mid-west weather, you might find it hard to adapt there

    Advice to Management

    Management is great as it is, I would advise them to keep it as is.


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    "Wonderful School and People, Terrible Employer"

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

    I worked at Illinois Wesleyan full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    You'll work with some incredible people who are very dedicated to higher education. It's an amazing school with fantastic students. President Wilson was a great President and Eric Jensen has big shoes to fill.

    Cons

    Low pay compared to peer schools, no raises. Very little chance of advancement, even after many years on the job. Inconsistent hiring and promotion standards. Propensity to keep toxic employees at the expense of other staff.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your staff. Promote from within. Take a stand against workplace bullying and harassment and remove employees who create hostile work environments. Reward loyalty.


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  5. "Great school"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great work environment. flexible work hours for TAs

    Cons

    not many students so there are idle hours


  6. "Undergraduate research assistant"

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

    I worked at Illinois Wesleyan part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Manageable workload
    Friendly coworkers
    Good pay
    A lot depends on who your advising professor is, so choose wisely

    Cons

    The campus is absolutely dead over the summer. Rooming isn't awesome, although it is all paid for. Try to get a job at saga, because you get free food which really cuts down on the cost

    Advice to Management

    I had a really good experience with my manager. However, he could have been more open to suggestions from his assistants


  7. "Decent culture and environment, low pay as expected"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Bloomington, IL
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Bloomington, IL

    Pros

    Work as a TA is fairly easy to do and it won't destroy your work life balance.

    Cons

    Grading is a pain in the rear, and often times a lot of students only care about grades. Being a TA is a minimum wage job, so don't expect glamour and enough wealth to pay off your student loans, and you won't get a ton of hours either. But that's the sacrifice you make if you're also a student and have other assignments to do.


  8. "Student Worker"

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

    Pros

    Good resume building opportunities and staff really looks out for students

    Cons

    Minimum wage, as most schools


  9. "Good place to work, if middle aged"

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

    Pros

    Small collaborative environment, great leadership in the student affairs division.

    Cons

    Lack of diversity and younger staff/faculty, leadership composed of all white men, except for one woman.


  10. "Student Grader"

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

    I worked at Illinois Wesleyan part-time

    Pros

    Was able to work my own hours and did not have a difficult time working with individual professors

    Cons

    Was never able to get the full 10 hours per week given the amount of work, sometimes was given a short time limit for grading


  11. "Easy going"

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

    Pros

    I work at school while having class.

    Cons

    Takes up free time I could do homework.

    Advice to Management

    none



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