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Illinois State Reviews

Updated 18 August 2014
Updated 18 August 2014
55 Reviews

4.1
55 Reviews
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Timothy Flanagan
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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)

  • winters are so cold and summers are freaking hot and humid (in 2 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great professional development

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

    Pros

    Leadership, professional development, networking, public speaking, organization

    Cons

    advancement opportunities, salary rate, long work hours for low pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent

    Former Employee - GTA
    Former Employee - GTA

    Pros

    Department staff is excellent. Professors I worked with were excellent and accommodating. Gave me opportunities to grow as both an educator and in my academic research.

    Cons

    None. Just be prepared for occasional long nights of grading :)

    Recommends
  3.  

    ETL Developer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ETL Developer  in  Normal, IL (US)
    Current Employee - ETL Developer in Normal, IL (US)

    Pros

    Good work environment but slow growth rate. Profile growth is slow.

    Cons

    Lack of experience, changing employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Student Worker TSC

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student IT Technician  in  Normal, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Student IT Technician in Normal, IL (US)

    Pros

    Flexiblity with hours, duties and other tasks

    Cons

    Have to clock out to take a break. Labor laws violated and not fulfilled on behalf of their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do it for your staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Wonderful experience with great people!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Facility Manager  in  Normal, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Facility Manager in Normal, IL (US)

    Pros

    Work atmosphere is both fun as well as productive
    Everyone, including the higher professional staff, are friendly and willing to offer help in any capacity

    Cons

    Not a very large amount of opportunities to move up within the department

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    As a recent graduate of this university, I would say I enjoyed my time there.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The academic buildings on campus are close to one another and the quad is beautiful at all times of the year.

    Cons

    There aren't very many career opportunities with what I studied for (psychology & speech-language pathology research).

  8.  

    Pros

    - you get a stipend and your tuition paid for.
    - you keep learning while working
    - you work with friendly people and the environment is nice.

    Cons

    I do not see any cons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Student Technician

    Former Employee - Student IT Technician  in  Normal, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Student IT Technician in Normal, IL (US)

    Pros

    The position gives you a lot of insight into the behind the scenes operations of the University. Flexible work schedule works around your classes and any tests/homework you need to catch up on.

    Cons

    Professional development is minimal in the position. The workload is more than the size of the staff can handle, so at times it feels like you're fighting just to not move further behind.

  10.  

    Good place to work, but a bit insulated

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Normal, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Normal, IL (US)

    Pros

    Lots of nice people; chance to help students in their futures and help develop the next generation. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Parking is very difficult on campus. And the people tend to be isolated in the sense that outsiders often have a hard time overcoming their status as outsiders. There is a definite preference to go with folks who are "local" to ISU.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more willing to hire folks outside of ISU.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Lobby Shop Cashier

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Normal, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Normal, IL (US)

    Pros

    very flexible scheduling
    not required to work over breaks
    great staff and management
    friendly environment

    Cons

    minimum wage
    hard to get more than 20hrs a week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good attitudes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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