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Indiana University Foundation Reviews

Updated May 5, 2017
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  1. "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, people, and benefits.

    Cons

    Can be a little stodgy compared to IU or a private businesses. Health insurance completely changes yearly.


  2. "Only for Fundraisers"

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    Former Employee - Student Caller in Bloomington, IN
    Former Employee - Student Caller in Bloomington, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people are generally nice, however it is a corporate mentality in a small environment.

    Cons

    Calling is usually terrible, in my opinion. A phone rings in your ear for five hours, and you can never make a mistake without being reprimanded. Only take this job if you are passionate about fundraising.

    Advice to Management

    Lessen the rules for conversation. People have their own ways of getting people to donate.


  3. "Great place to work for the location"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Better than average pay, fantastic benefits, pleasant coworkers and a comfortable environment.

    Cons

    There is a lot of bureaucracy that slows down progress immensely. It is difficult to find support for professional growth.

    Advice to Management

    Career development paths for all interested employees would be beneficial. There should be a tremendous amount of continuing education opportunities available to employees, especially working for a Foundation of a Big 10 college, but the tuition reimbursement program is insufficient on a support staff salary.


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  5. "Organization in Transition"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Employees are considerate of one another.

    Cons

    Organization is under transition at most levels. New leadership has little experience in fundraising, higher education or both.

    Advice to Management

    Micromanagement hinders performance and innovation.


  6. "Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Bloomington, IN
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Bloomington, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Indiana University Foundation part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It is a great work environment, and there is a lot of room for advancement. The pay is very competitive and they offer great incentives and bonuses opportunities. It really helps you build skills for the future, especially in a sales market.

    Cons

    There is an opportunity to run into tough calls with prospects. The job is great but cold calling alumni is not for everyone, and you must be good at building relationships. Additionally, the building looks like a prison.


  7. "IU Foundation is a very enriching place that has an atmosphere of legacy attached to it."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Bloomington, IN
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Bloomington, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Indiana University Foundation part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This is a great way to stay connected to philanthropy towards all thing pertaining to IU.

    Cons

    Depending on the social versatility of the individual, IU Foundation may be a tough transition.

    Advice to Management

    All branches of IU Foundation should be more transparent with one another. Especially with those in the student category.


  8. "An Ideal Place to Work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Indiana University Foundation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's more or less a typical 8-5 office job, but the people are nice, the management is very good, the facility is in good shape, and they treat their employees well. They also like to promote from within the company, so there can be the potential for some advancement opportunities if you play your cards right. IU Foundation also has a very warm and welcoming company culture, and I haven't witnessed any of the ugly office politics that you tend to see in some corporate office environments. Judging from my experience, if you work hard and do a good job, then you'll be treated well and appreciated. One couldn't ask for a whole lot more.

    Cons

    I really don't have too many complaints. I suppose the pay could be a little better, but let's face it: you're not going to get rich working at a non-profit organization. Also, things tend to move a little slowly sometimes, but there's a big difference between moving slowly and not at all. Progress is progress, even if it does sometimes take a little longer than it should.

    Advice to Management

    Everything is pretty good as it is. Keep doing the great job that you're already doing, and don't fix what isn't broken.


  9. "Great Job with Great People"

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    Current Employee - Caller in Bloomington, IN
    Current Employee - Caller in Bloomington, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Indiana University Foundation part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Loved the flexibility they offered with my ever changing busy schedule. In addition they really try to reward the people who are working hard and offer bonuses and incentives to employees who put in the effort.

    Cons

    Job can get a little monotonous at times and you have to deal with rude people ever now and then.


  10. "Very fun, Limited advancement,"

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    Current Employee - Caller in Bloomington, IN
    Current Employee - Caller in Bloomington, IN
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of breaks, opportunity to make $9.50 with bonuses

    Cons

    three shift minimums, supervisors are mean and unethical

    Advice to Management

    Hire fun people if you advertise a fun environment.


  11. "A wonderful place to learn and grow in a supportive environment."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IN
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Indiana University Foundation has a wonderful work-life balance. The organization understands how to support their employees. There is also a great network among employees to create an open and encouraging work environment.

    Cons

    The company is in transition right now leading to a lack of direction or clear focus. Also there is not a big push to challenge the employees to learn more, accomplish more, or really go to the next level.


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