Indiana University of Pennsylvania Employer Reviews
Job Work/Life Balance
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Job Work/Life Balance
Great company would work for them again if I wasnt in school.
storeroom clerk (Former Employee), shipping and recieving department – July 7, 2014
Pros: employee parties
Cons: no business hours on the weekends
Great staff, management, co-workers. Strong employee consideration toward life and school schedules. Best part of my job is that I could show that I was an asset by taking on and helping other co-workers work as well as accomplishing my own. Friendly atmosphere and non-discriminatory.
Community Assistant (Current Employee), Indiana, PA – April 28, 2014
Pros: free housing and dining
Cons: work amounts vary, sometimes at the worst times
The hiring and retention process for the CA job at IUP is not very good. It seems to rely more on personal relationships with the managers themselves than an actual review of how the CA performed their job and related to their residents.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Indiana, PA – January 29, 2014
Pros: schedule was worked around class schedule
Cons: temporary position for one semester
A typical day was sitting at a desk scheduling appointments, taking calls, and helping students that came in for appointments. I learned administration skills. The management was friendly and organized. My co-workers were fellow students at the university. The hardest part of the job was dealing with sick students that came in. The most enjoyable part – more... of the job was working closely with others. – less
Was a great place to work, wish it would turn in to full time.
Painter/Plasterer (Former Employee), Indiana, PA – November 6, 2013
Painting the schools classrooms, halls and stairwells it was a great place to work my boss was easy to work for everyone that I worked with got along setting up equipment working with a good group of guys
Graduate Assistant (Current Employee), Indiana, PA – August 26, 2013
I am currently a graduate assistant at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. I work 20 hours per week, on average, for one or two professors per semester. The jobs vary depending on the professor's needs. I have participated in two, ongoing research projects, taught undergraduate Introduction to Sociology classes, graded assignments and worked extensively – more... on literature reviews and bibliographies. I also able to work with other graduate assistants, who are earning the same degree as I am. This allows for networking and communication with other individuals in my field. The most difficult part of the job only occurs when my job interferes with my classes. However, this only occurs once or twice a semester. The most enjoyable part of the job is being able to work with scholars and professionals in my field. I am trusted and treated as an adult and employee, not a student. – less
Productive and educational workplace for a beginner in an archaeology lab
Archaeology Lab Technician - Project Leader (Former Employee), Indiana, PA – April 3, 2013
Cons: only allowed to work 10 hours a week
The job was created from a grant through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and employed students enrolled in the Graduate and Undergraduate program.
A typical day involved checking the artifact collection against the original field notes and inventory provided with the artifacts. Job responsibilities involved inventory edits, correct number – more... counts, and the proper storage of these artifacts according to the State of Pennsylvania's regulations.
The hardest part of the job was correcting the errors in the original inventory against the actual physical artifact collection. I learned how to identify historic and prehistoric artifacts based on several characteristics. The most enjoyable part of the job was handling the artifacts and storing them correctly. It was fulfilling to be a part of the correct preservation of these artifacts after decades of improper storage. – less
Computer Lab Attendant (Former Employee), Indiana, PA – March 15, 2013
Typically at work I was stationed at the computer lab area. I was in charge of technical support for everyone in the lab and to assist them with any other issues. This really built my communication skills because patrons from all different types of ethnic backgrounds would come in and have trouble using the computers or printers.
A job where you intact to a lot of different people. You help students in residents life feel at home away from home.
Community Assistant (Former Employee), Indiana, PA – November 1, 2012
Pros: free room and board
Cons: get paid once a semester, interferes with school work
Create several programs base on the REACH method. Once a week you are on duty, which is staying in the building for the whole night and being available if any problems occur. You have to always be available for the residents on the floor that you are assigned to. Make daily checks in mail box because there are always ads you have to post on the walls – more... of your floor. Make a bulletin board once a month and attend staff meetings once a week. Mostly importantly make sure your community is safe. – less
Working for the Geography Department was a good experience. I would definitely recommend everyone to get an assistant-ship with whatever graduate school the individual attends but this department was even better. Grading papers, sitting in on tests, helping with field trips, and general helping around the department all make you earn your keep. You – more... generally get the bulk of the paperwork to do but it is worth it as you get to see the inside of how schools function. – less