Illinois State

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Illinois State Reviews

Updated 28 January 2015
Updated 28 January 2015
74 Reviews
4.0
74 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.  

    Very good place to work.

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    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
  2.  

    Hands on, very professional

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    Current Employee - Media Relations in Normal, IL (US)
    Current Employee - 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
  3.  

    Good place to work

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    • 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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    Good and Bad

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Illinois State full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, variety of job duties, flexible

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy, no bonuses for hard work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be aware of your employees that are hardworking and reward them

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    I loved working at ISU because everything is so closely knit

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    Current Employee - Campus Dining Services
    Current Employee - Campus Dining Services

    I have been working at Illinois State

    Pros

    Friendly environment, great supervisors and modern ideal thinking style

    Cons

    No real opportunities for advancement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Illinois State provides a great learning experience in the workplace and in the classroom!

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    Current Employee - Student Worker in Normal, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Normal, IL (US)

    I have been working at Illinois State part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is great insight to what goes on behind the scenes in the classroom technology department allowing for the opportunity to learn.

    Cons

    Not much professional growth. Some employees seem self righteous.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Place to work for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Illinois State

    Pros

    friendly people and flexible schedules

    Cons

    Student employment- not much room for growth

  9.  

    It was an extremely positive experience with great coworkers and management. It was by far the best job on campus.

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    Former Employee - Member Services Associate in Normal, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Member Services Associate in Normal, IL (US)

    I worked at Illinois State part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly students. Friendly faculty and staff. Fun work environment. Good networking and professional development opportunities.

    Cons

    None. Everything was super awesome.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Student Worker

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Illinois State

    Pros

    flexible balance between class and work

    Cons

    would like the opportunity for more hours

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