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Updated July 27, 2017
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  1. "Good place for new professional"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Millikin University full-time

    Pros

    Good experience in many different functional areas

    Cons

    Lots of work for one person; easy burn out


  2. "Great students, poor upper administration"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Millikin University full-time

    Pros

    Great student body, some passionate and caring staff and faculty, diverse experiences and resume builders. support for professional development through readings, conferences, etc.
    Vacation days, sick days, and holiday time off are more than adequate as well. Flexibility is good for people with families.

    Cons

    Not a safe place for women to work, administration would rather retain dangerous students than keep staff safe.

    "Last man standing" leadership- top people chosen based on seniority, not expertise. In general, these top level managers are out of touch with dept and employee needs.

    Work life balance could be improved as well but isn't terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate harassment policies, be more intentional with department heads and directors

  3. "Good place to attend college, not a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Millikin University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are the biggest pros. You get more than a week off for Christmas holidays, you get off at 4 during summer, some flexibility in hours, polite students, some passionate faculty, good programs

    Cons

    In my experience, men and women were treated differently by both male and female supervisors. Women are more likely to be asked to perform administrative duties than men. Performance expectations are also higher for women than men. Poor communication among departments. Administrators who are out of touch with employees, are sometimes disrespectful of those employees, and, generally, undervalue the time and work of their employees. Below-average pay. Workers hadn't received a raise in many years until the year I started, and by then it was a minimal raise each year after that despite profits of nearly half a million last year. Deans and other administrators are arrogant and seek to punish anyone they feel disrespects them, and that can include honest criticism of a working relationship. I often felt I was being disciplined or ignored after speaking out about things I thought were unfair work practices. I felt expectations were different for various employees if supervisors favored them more. I was asked to take on the job functions of an employee who quit without compensation or even basic gratitude from supervisor. Don't expect much training or career development. I never once was sent to a conference to learn more to help my department, but people at higher levels often take international trips and attend conferences without sharing what they learned to the people who do the bulk of the work that isn't just managerial fluff.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to appreciate employees, how to be transparent, how to communicate, and how to pay a more fair wage. Instead of getting defensive when an employee criticizes the way things work, seek a way to resolve it instead of punishing them for being honest.


  4. "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work! I love the environment and people that I work with daily.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons for this company. It is a great place to be employed


  5. "Administrative Assistant II Alumni Engagement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Millikin University full-time

    Pros

    Working with people. Very family friendly company.

    Cons

    Very far from my family.


  6. "Great place to work if you work in the right department"

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    Former Employee - Building Manager in Decatur, IL
    Former Employee - Building Manager in Decatur, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I had the right amount of hours. I was able to work by myself and I had a lot of fun. It face me great experience.

    Cons

    You're working for the university so you get state minimum wage.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


  7. "Good For A While"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Millikin University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly enviroment
    Work can be meaningful

    Cons

    Very little room for growth
    Little to no pay raises for years

  8. "Admission Counselor"

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    Current Employee - Admission Counselor in Decatur, IL
    Current Employee - Admission Counselor in Decatur, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Millikin is moving in the right direction. The people are the best part. Both students and employees love it and have a positive attitude. It is a relaxed environment and usually quite fun.

    Cons

    Dealing with financial aid conversations is always stressful and working for an Illinois institution is not always a great experience.


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers and atmosphere. I managed one of the labs for two years and was fortunate to work with some hardworking students and staff.

    Cons

    There were no real cons for me. The position was what I expected, and was entirely grant funded. I greatly enjoyed it.


  10. "Working on Financial Situation, lots of budget cuts, etc"

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Decatur, IL
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Decatur, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great health insurance!!! Long breaks for Christmas holiday.

    Cons

    Little room to move up, depending on department.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair and kind to employees.


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