Student Worker/ Checker (Former Employee) – Charleston, IL – July 17, 2013
Productive, busy, and fun while I greet my fellow peers before hey eat. I learned very good customer service because I was the first person students saw before they paid to eat. My coworkers were amazing, some of which I had classes with and that was probably the most enjoyable part of the job. The hardest part of the job was probably the same as the most enjoyable, working with my peers. People would try and stay and talk to me or hold conversations too long and I would have to politely remind them that I was working and cant have any possible distractions.
free lunch, being around classmates and peers, and experience working with cash.
there was not enough hours, as a student i could only work a maximum of 20 hours a week.
Resident Assistant (Former Employee) – Charleston, IL – September 12, 2016
My supervisor was so compassionate and understanding when it came to issues of work. They helped me through some very tough issues on the job. The most enjoyable part was getting to know and connect with my residents. The people I got to know through this job made it worthwhile to me.
Health Promotion and Education Intern (Current Employee) – Charleston, IL – July 19, 2016
A typical day of work consits of me coming in around 7:30 A.M and working on the weekly assignments that I am givin along with the other intern. I have briefly covered the seven areas of responsibility throughout my internship. I have also gotten use to giving speeches and presentation on health at my university. I spend most of my time blog writing and working on and composing research projects for the health director of the university.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.