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Updated May 18, 2017
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  1. "USI RFW"

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    Former Employee - Fitness Consultant in Evansville, IN
    Former Employee - Fitness Consultant in Evansville, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Easy
    Good Experience through College

    Cons

    Pays Little
    Slow Shifts


  2. "Recreation, Fitness, and Wellness center welcome greater"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evansville, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evansville, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Southern Indiana part-time

    Pros

    It is a great job for students who want an income while making studying their prority

    Cons

    Not enough hours for a solid income.


  3. "Okay, if you have second job or spouse"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Evansville, IN
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Evansville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are fantastic, and the campus is beautiful. Full time employees receive free tuition for 12 credit hours a year.

    Cons

    Little opportunity for advancement, no preference for experienced internal applicants for higher paying staff positions.


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  5. "Faculty Treated as Peons; Forget any Work/Life Balance"

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    Former Employee - Faculty in Evansville, IN
    Former Employee - Faculty in Evansville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of Southern Indiana full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Many good folk--highly talented and personable--pass through the faculty and student ranks. Lots of money being poured into dressing up the campus, which is, indeed, a beautiful place.

    Cons

    If you really want to be a creative and innovative teacher and researcher, go somewhere else--you will work yourself to death at USI, and they'll toss you by the wayside when you're all used up. Only the administrators make good salaries, and the current provost is a horror--he makes no secret of the fact that faculty are worth nothing to him, and he has all the deans, chairs, and directors so terrified of his temper tantrums they won't make a move without his say so. (For example, if they dare to make a decision on their own--even when the faculty handbook supports their right to do so--the provost has a fit). Just be sure that you don't have any family to care for or, god forbid, a physical ailment that makes it difficult for you to fulfill the hefty workload (i.e., not only a 4/4 course load, but also expect to participate in several committee projects while maintaining the kind of research expected at a 3/3 course load institution): if so, they'll squeeze you out as soon as they can, no matter how much of your life you had poured into the place and its students. Expect to be treated as a criminal if you dare speak up and request some assistance, and don't make the mistake of thinking that the human resources department is anything but a mouthpiece for the provost.

    Advice to Management

    Replace that god awful provost before the president retires and he steps into her position. Eliminate all the non-faculty director positions as well as all the fluffy "assistant provost" and "vice-president" positions. Compensate your faculty properly, and work with them with respect through their "human life episodes" instead of dumping them and filling up the empty spaces with even more ludicrously underpaid adjuncts.


  6. "Teacher's Assistant - Economics Department"

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    Former Employee - Teacher's Assistant in Evansville, IN
    Former Employee - Teacher's Assistant in Evansville, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Works well with any college schedule.
    Minimal stress levels.
    Allows you to network with professors.
    Gives you new insights.
    Great responsibility to add to a resume.

    Cons

    Pay is not the best, but it's great to cover for groceries.
    Confidentiality is a huge part with other students work.


  7. "Assistant Director"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director in Evansville, IN
    Former Employee - Assistant Director in Evansville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, some employees are more motivated than others. New theatre is a bit plus. Burdette trail is a highlight.

    Cons

    Lacking innovation, nor rewarding to those who have it. Closed minded staff with a isolationist mindset of "who moved my cheese?"

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate paper timecards


  8. "Instructor"

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    Current Employee - Instructor, College Or University in Evansville, IN
    Current Employee - Instructor, College Or University in Evansville, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility, pay, independence, dealing with young people, being able to guide in the right direction, trying new strategies, relishing in the success of students.

    Cons

    continuity, lack of benefits, uncertainty, absence of steady income.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the pay and security to the part time employees.


  9. "Lecturer"

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    Former Employee - Lecturer in Evansville, IN
    Former Employee - Lecturer in Evansville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Wonderful teaching environment Great ate debts and nice classrooms in which to lecture

    Cons

    Administration was too top heavy and not I touch with faculty and adjuncts. Not a good relationship. Too political


  10. "Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR

    I worked at University of Southern Indiana full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great community, excellent facilities, exceptional students

    Cons

    Human Resources needs improvement and overall communication isn't great.


  11. "Contract Assistant Professor"

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    Former Employee - Contract Assistant Professor in Evansville, IN
    Former Employee - Contract Assistant Professor in Evansville, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Southern Indiana full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Secure position with excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Unless tenured or tenure-track, zero upward mobility.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to reevaluate their hierarchical style, which currently produces poor overall working environment.


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