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Western Illinois University Macomb Reviews

Updated March 26, 2017
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Pros
  • Very helpful, pays a stipend and there is a tuition waiver (in 5 reviews)

  • Great place to be promoted and working hard has great benefits (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Budget cuts make everything a chore (in 3 reviews)

  • There are no cons I can think of (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "A good place to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Macomb, IL
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Macomb, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Convenient work environment, wonderful work station and super friendly co-workers

    Cons

    Relatively less salary, but I am happy with it


  2. "Good treatment of graduate employees"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Macomb, IL
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Macomb, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Western Illinois University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They really care about training their graduate assistants for the positions they'll fill while also ensuring that class work gets done.

    Cons

    As an Illinois state university, we're seeing the effects of major budget cuts.


  3. "Nice team to work with"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Technician in Macomb, IL
    Current Employee - Network Technician in Macomb, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Illinois University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Team members are very helpful.
    It is located in a quiet town. Living here is cheap and you save lot of money.

    Cons

    There is very little research in new technologies.


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  5. "Graduate Assistantship"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Macomb, IL
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Macomb, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Illinois University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The tasks assigned are not too difficult and provide opportunities to work with various members of the department. The stipend and tuition waiver make this job well worth having while being a grad student.

    Cons

    Some of the staff does not do well with their own time management, which can sometimes make getting a project done take longer than needed. The employees should focus on being more time efficient instead of spending time talking about unrelated work topics.

    Advice to Management

    Be better with time management. Many students have other jobs or obligations outside of this and do not have the time to waste on gossip. Please try to avoid giving a task in the last 5 minutes of a shift that you know the worker will not have time to complete within their shift.


  6. "Graphics Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Graphic Design Intern in Macomb, IL
    Former Intern - Graphic Design Intern in Macomb, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Western Illinois University as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly and helpful people. Strong sense of community.

    Cons

    Workload dependent on state budget, which was very limiting at the time.


  7. "Senior Application Systems Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Macomb, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Macomb, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Western Illinois University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits (for now), not stressful.

    Cons

    Working for the state of Illinois.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good work/life balance but poor salary"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructional Systems Technology Manager in Macomb, IL
    Current Employee - Instructional Systems Technology Manager in Macomb, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Western Illinois University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I enjoy the work, benefits and vacation time

    Cons

    Poor salary or incentive. I've worked at WIU for over 6 years and I've never been given the opportunity to advance or increase my salary. I'm one of the more reliable and dedicated employees in my department. I work with people who come in late (sometimes very late) and leave early. I have a master's degree and I barely make $33K. I have coworkers who don't do anything all day and they are making $60K - $70K. It's really frustrating and management doesn't care. I want to work hard for this institution but there is no incentive from management or the people above them. Western Illinois University is a closed system. You have to know people in high places to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Advance your good employees and create a culture of worth and accomplishment. It's not just the state government's fault this institution is failing.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Professor in Chemistry Department"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Macomb, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Macomb, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small town, good for raising a family

    Cons

    Public university suffering from state budget cuts

    Advice to Management

    -


  10. "Front Desk Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front Desk Associate in Macomb, IL
    Former Employee - Front Desk Associate in Macomb, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Western Illinois University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Depending on what office you are located in the people can be amazing.
    - Amazing Work/Life Balance

    Cons

    -Compensation is less than ideal, but so is every job in the public school system.


  11. "Associate Director of Admissions"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director Admissions in Macomb, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Director Admissions in Macomb, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Illinois University (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to be promoted and working hard has great benefits.

    Cons

    Budget issues with State seem to be ongoing and just a part of working for a government state position.


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