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Southern Illinois University Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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Pros
  • good work environment and good management (in 19 reviews)

  • Great place to work; diverse population; excellent professionals (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • student workers don't get promoted at all, due to loss of budget cuts (in 9 reviews)

  • Illinois has entered its second year without a State budget* (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Graduate Assistant"

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

    I worked at Southern Illinois University part-time

    Pros

    You get your tuition waived off. More salary.

    Cons

    Work Pressure is comparatively more that the other student workers.


  2. "Great school"

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

    I worked at Southern Illinois University full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work; diverse population; excellent professionals

    Cons

    The place has some issues with management

    Advice to Management

    This is a great institution with a lot of history. Please keep it going.

  3. "Referral Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Referral Coordinator in Springfield, IL
    Current Employee - Referral Coordinator in Springfield, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Southern Illinois University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great management, easy/laid back work atmosphere. Great work/life balance.

    Cons

    Very little room for advancement. Very small raises as most of the company is unionized. Boring job, have to handle irate patients at times.


  4. "Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Southern Illinois University part-time

    Pros

    Great student/work environment. Works with all types of schedules.

    Cons

    There really are no cons.

    Advice to Management

    Tell more student workers about advancing through SIU. You never know who will be interested in staying after graduation.


  5. "Great Experience for a Graduate Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, Good professors, Great Campus life

    Cons

    Lack of direction from professors


  6. "Grad student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Southern Illinois University part-time

    Pros

    easy to do, low requirements, ok insurance

    Cons

    unlivable paycheck, while drinks in bars are cheap cost of living is exceptionally high -- especially rent, weak professional support from university, almost non-existent travel and research support

    Advice to Management

    either decrease in fees cost or increase in salaries, more funds and professional support for research and conference travel


  7. "SharePoint Developer"

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

    I worked at Southern Illinois University full-time

    Pros

    coworkers treat with great Respect

    Cons

    people are very friendly here

  8. "Civil Service"

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    Current Employee - Civil Service in Carbondale, IL
    Current Employee - Civil Service in Carbondale, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Southern Illinois University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, and great current supervisor.

    Cons

    Double standard in granting salary increases, significant cronyism.


  9. "Good Student Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Southern Illinois University part-time

    Pros

    Decent hours, easy work, great hours since you don't work weekends or nights

    Cons

    school is kind of crumbling financially recently


  10. "Great employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southern Illinois University part-time

    Pros

    Great at working around my school schedule. Great at giving raises.

    Cons

    Hard to get in the door.


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