Productive, hardworking, at times chaotic, learn an aspect of college campus one doesn't always see
Conference Services Assistant (Former Employee) – Charleston, IL – August 5, 2013
A typical day at work ranged from day to day. One day someone could be working at a desk doing simple task, another day someone could be doing laundry, making beds and moving linen across campus. Each day is a new adventure. Management for this job ranged based on what building one was in. Some were very laid back where others not so much. Co-workers were the same as management, some were very reasonable where as others who had worked there for some time did not want new input into tasks and stuck to what they knew. The hardest part of the job trying to find a voice in suggesting new methods and time saving techniques. The most enjoyable part of the job was meeting so many new people, from the school, but mostly everyone who came and stayed with us for their camps and tournaments. One will learn a lot working in this job; however, I learned the most that hard work, dedication and a smile on your face will get you through the day even if you do not feel you will be able to.
free housing, food and workout facility. capable of continuing education while working.
Network Specialist Coord/Application Programmer (Current Employee) – Charleston, IL – August 19, 2015
Worked well with others when allowed. Very social department and organization. Worked with and in almost all areas of the department from the hardware to the software. Received a great overview of the duties and jobs needed for the operation of our department.
Dining Hall Employee (Former Employee) – Charleston, IL – May 21, 2016
You are able to assign your own positions to work on certain days and how many hours that shift would be. People were social and could switch between duties of shifts depending on how busy things got. Coworkers were social and the requirement to work was to have a friendly work environment. The hardest part of the job was cleaning because of all the different items to clean (e.g. dishes, giant pots and pans, mopping the floor) and clothes got wet during cold times. Everything followed a simple order and there was always someone to ask if confused about a position.
Free dining food if you came in before your shift.
Contract terminated if you could not work required hours on special days
Instructor (Current Employee) – Charleston, IL – May 15, 2016
Under NO circumstances should applicants accept "annually contracted" academic positions at EIU. Annual positions are viewed as expendable positions by management and layoffs or lack of promotion is becoming commonplace.
Unless you are applying for tenure-track academic position, avoid EIU like the plague.
Video Editor (Former Employee) – Charleston, IL – May 17, 2016
The place where I worked, CATS Multi Media Center, was a friendly work area and had a sense of family. I would normally come in finish previous video projects, see if there any other new projects to work on, and if there was not any projects I would simply be on standby and look up tutorials on the program we used in the job such as Premier.
TRIO/SSS OFFICE SUPPORT SPECIALIST (Current Employee) – Charleston, IL – February 20, 2016
Eastern Illinois University is a wonderful place to work. I have daily contact with students, which I enjoy. My boss allows me to add to my skill set by ensuring I have opportunities to attend conferences, workshops and have a chance to enhance advisory skills with students. Unfortunately, EIU is experiencing a severe budget crisis to the state's ongoing budget impasse.
Building Service Worker (Former Employee) – Charleston, IL – June 2, 2016
Worked as BSW-Building Service Worker 3rd shift, got job done and then helped out with others jobs when someone called in! Teamwork being required! Worked there as listed on my resume from Aug 2004 to Mar 2016, was laid-off due to lack of funds!
Bookstore Part Time Extra Help (Former Employee) – Charleston, IL – May 10, 2016
This culture is very distinct as it caters to an academic client involving the sale of pencils to computers. Keeping up with the lifestyles of the young and educated keeps the environment youthful and vibrant.
Fundraiser (Former Employee) – Charleston, IL – June 17, 2016
All of my work experiences at Eastern have been amazing. The managers I have had have been amazing and we have built a professional relationship. I can say they have prepared me to work in offices and work with multiple hats.
Secretary/Receptionist (Former Employee) – 600 Lincoln Ave, Charleston IL 61920 – June 3, 2012
I had 3 different jobs here, one was temporary, a 3 month help out for the secretaries there. I felt like an outsider, was not included in much of the chat, but the professor at the time liked my work. My other 2 jobs I got fired from with no real clear explanations why. The first time I worked in the library, and loved the job, but was let go saying that "I would be better suited to another position at the college", which wasn't as easy as it sounded. Turns out I had to start my civil service tests all over again to be considered, I always did excellent on my tests and was always at the top of the registers, but my inexperience ultimately lost me a lot of jobs. My other job was at a dorm, and it was my favorite job ever. Very laid back, casual. But after a few months I was fired again with no explanation, other than I "wasn't doing my job". I WAS doing my job, I hate to say this, but it must have been something other than what they told me.
decent salary, good breaks, mcdonalds on campus
judgemental people, rigid sticklers for rules and regulations