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Illinois State Reviews

Updated 4 March 2015
Updated 4 March 2015
81 Reviews
4.0
81 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work/life balance is really commendable at Illinois State University (in 4 reviews)

  • Great work family balance, great benefits, very nice people (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Minimum wage pay and time management (in 3 reviews)

  • early work hours make it difficult (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Transformative, learning experience with staff who are willing to help

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    Current Contractor - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Normal, IL (US)
    Current Contractor - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Normal, IL (US)

    I have been working at Illinois State as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Supportive staff, faculty, wide range of opportunities on campus

    Cons

    Low pay for teaching assistants

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place, nice working environment.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Normal, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Normal, IL (US)

    I worked at Illinois State

    Pros

    working environment, nice people, good salary.

    Cons

    sometimes, you need to work over time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    My work experience with ISU was excellent

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Normal, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Normal, IL (US)

    I have been working at Illinois State

    Pros

    I had a great experience working with ISU

    Cons

    I had no bad experience working at ISU

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No suggestions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in Normal, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in Normal, IL (US)

    I worked at Illinois State full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good management, Great cafe food, love working with students, City has good food.

    Cons

    Some very ghetto parts of the city, Crime, living in the shadow of University of Illinois.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This about where the spending is going and restructure towards the bottom half.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Illinois State

    Pros

    great teachers and friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    not much cons aside from pay, but great learning experience

  7.  

    A friendly place where you can enhance you professional as well as interpersonal, social skills

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Normal, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Normal, IL (US)

    I worked at Illinois State

    Pros

    This organization has amazing opportunities for graduate students. Great pay, tuition waiver and amazing experience that you can't find anywhere else

    Cons

    Professors, i worked with, are world class so you need to keep up with strict deadlines. In winter, the place is a little bit cold but other than that it's an amazing place to study, work and build you life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Since its a technology era, I wish that there are more training courses for most recent computer programs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Very good place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Technician in Normal, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Student Technician in Normal, IL (US)

    I have been working at Illinois State

    Pros

    Keep you busy, and other employees you work with are very friendly and willing to teach. Good place for a student to work

    Cons

    Fast paced, sometimes under staffed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Hands on, very professional

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Media Relations in Normal, IL (US)
    Current Intern - Media Relations in Normal, IL (US)

    I have been working at Illinois State as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    While working for Illinois State University's Redbird Athletics Communications, it is clear to see the people in the department truly care about furthering the development of the intern's skill set and professional work experience. You will be asked to complete tasks like a regular employee would and you certainly walk away from this experience thinking you will be more than prepared for a media relations job, or a job related to the field.

    Cons

    Really don't have any.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Professor
    Current Employee - Associate Professor

    I have been working at Illinois State

    Pros

    The university is of a good size, not too big and not too small. My department also plays quite well for our discipline, which is a plus (this does not apply to all other departments).

    Cons

    The location. It is 2.5 hours from Chicago and 3 hours from St. Louis. In other words, there isn't much to do here if you get out of town. Proximity to U of I is good if you are looking for collaborations. It is a teaching focused university, so it may not be the place for you if you are research-oriented.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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