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Indiana State University Terre Haute Reviews

Updated August 28, 2017
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  • There are limited activities off-campus for young adults in Terre Haute (in 5 reviews)

  • There are a lot of student workers on at one point in time (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Assistant Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Terre Haute, IN
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Terre Haute, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice co-workers, positive atmosphere, good method of requesting time off.

    Cons

    Too many summer vacation time-off requests


  2. "IT Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Terre Haute, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Terre Haute, IN
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great working environment with a tightly knit staff. Great opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Salaries are on the lower side for the IT Industry

  3. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Terre Haute, IN
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Terre Haute, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Indiana State University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, lovely campus, good people to work with

    Cons

    relatively low salary compared to other cities/universities


  4. "Avoid ISU's Culture of "Exclusive Mediocrity""

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Terre Haute, IN
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Terre Haute, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Indiana State University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cannot honestly think of even one benefit; becoming unemployed looks preferable right now for one's sanity...ISU's top down, normative management talks a big game on "inclusive excellence," but sadly, nothing could be further from the truth. No real "shared governance" or true ownership among the faculty exists here. Talented faculty, go elsewhere!

    Cons

    Inept, greedy administrators; pathetic pay for regular faculty, while administrators are consistently overpaid; lion's share of teaching load piled upon the shoulders of untenured, pre-tenured faculty whose promised contracts/appointments are routinely dumped at will; constant turnover, due to culture of fear, backbiting; hostility prevails in most departments; mediocrity is rewarded, students go unchallenged -even encouraged toward status quo; terrible value for students' education dollar

    Advice to Management

    Stop talking @ "inclusive excellence" which exists nowhere on this campus! Begin at the top, clean house, get rid of tenured miscreants, & stop admitting students who are in no way college ready: doing so is theft! As to students who demonstrate actual promise, either give them solid prep & demanding instruction they require, or send them elsewhere: they deserve better!


  5. "Student Custodian"

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Terre Haute, IN
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Terre Haute, IN
    Recommends

    I worked at Indiana State University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    helps students to pay for school

    Cons

    starts too early in the morning

    Advice to Management

    Help students to prepare for the day to day experience


  6. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Terre Haute, IN
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Terre Haute, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Indiana State University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    flexibility in schedule, positions available in a wide array of departments

    Cons

    No practical training offered to non-citizens employer


  7. "Faculty positions limitations"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Terre Haute, IN
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Terre Haute, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Indiana State University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wages are competitive and workload is realistic. Includes advising, mentoring, and collegiality. Opportunities to further education at reduced tuition. Research opportunities and publishing support.

    Cons

    No opportunity to grow in the online environment for faculty employment. Mainly face to face programs where faculty are needed. Locked into positions without changing areas of expertise.

  8. "Great job helping others"

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    Former Employee - Peer Mentor in Terre Haute, IN
    Former Employee - Peer Mentor in Terre Haute, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Indiana State University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They are student oriented, great atmosphere, and okay training

    Cons

    There is a lot of students with different needs and needs better training for handling a variety of students.


  9. "Student Media Multimedia Assistant Director"

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    Former Employee - Student Media Multimedia Assistant Director in Terre Haute, IN
    Former Employee - Student Media Multimedia Assistant Director in Terre Haute, IN

    I worked at Indiana State University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good to work in Drupal environment and learning new technologies which i used to maintain college website and develop more like that

    Cons

    There are no cons for this position


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Old White Men preferred"

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Terre Haute, IN
    Former Employee - Administrative in Terre Haute, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Indiana State University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are many great people employed at Indiana State University doing some excellent work. Many of the professional staffers are committed to seeing the university succeed.

    Cons

    If you're a minority or a female, your chances of rising within this organization are bleak. Indiana State is a old white man's world.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that everyone doesn't have to look just like you in order to be a success.


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