Indiana University Employee Reviews

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I was student worker and it was treated well
Undergraduate Teacher Assistant (Current Employee) –  Bloomington, INApril 21, 2017
Great way to balance job and school and to work with and around people who are there to help. The staff and faculty are very understanding of challenges and schedule conflicts that students might have and they are very good at accommodating.

Great place, great people, and great cause.
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Great Institution
Web Design Group Manager (Former Employee) –  Bloomington, INApril 12, 2017
A challenging effort to get 6 satellite campuses to compromise and concur on a single branding/design initiative aimed at improving the consistency and experience across all IU digital properties.
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Great benefits
Assistant Director, Academic Appointments (Current Employee) –  Indianapolis, INApril 4, 2017
The benefits at IUPUI are exceptional. An employee can get the full scope of medical coverage and a generous 401k.
The management in my department is pretty much hands off and requires a lot of self motivation.
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Lab research
Research Intern (Former Employee) –  Indianapolis, INApril 2, 2017
Sat in the Lab and ran tests for different proteins released after traumatic brain injuries. Observed surgeries and performed ELISA and Western Blot tests. Plated specimens and imaged for journal.
Pros
Great experience with hands on lab work
Cons
Unpaid
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Associate Instructor (Former Employee) –  Bloomington, INMarch 29, 2017
I was TA for several classes. Work was as expected with grading and other responsibilities varying by class. Professors were generally supportive and easy going.
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friendly and supportive studying and working environment
Research assistant (Current Employee) –  Indianapolis, INMarch 27, 2017
I am a PhD student and part time research assistant and teaching assistant. The overall environment is friendly, supportive, and productive. For international student, it is a little bit hard to get funding here.
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Excellent benefits
Web Developer (Former Employee) –  Indianapolis, INMarch 22, 2017
They offer excellent benefits. They also have a great retirement package if you are a salary staff. The parking is very expensive and not a lot of places to park.
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Benefits
Cons
Parking
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Graduate Assistant (Former Employee) –  Indianapolis, INMarch 6, 2017
• Responsible for assisting undergraduate students with their class projects.
• Responsible for writing research reports and literature review.
• Involved in the data management and administration of project database.
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A nice place to work
CUSTODIAN (Current Employee) –  Bloomington, INMarch 6, 2017
A job where you can learn patience, and where you have nice benefits. It's also frustrating, not because of the students, but because of the people you work with.
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productive and great place
Research Technician - Department of Radiology (Former Employee) –  Indianapolis, INMarch 1, 2017
have learned lot of new skills
could able to serve as a lab manager and friendly environment
lot of parties and scientific sessions to encourage learning and interactions between staff and non staff members
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great place
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Professional operation and staff.
IMU - Assistant Director Activities & Events (Former Employee) –  Bloomington, INFebruary 26, 2017
Because of the size of the institution, the community is segmented based on your department, school or building. With that said, the staff is professional and everyone works hard to achieve campus-wide goals.
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Great to work at a University
Undergraduate Instructor (Former Employee) –  Bloomington, INFebruary 24, 2017
The hours are flexible, the work is easy if tedious. Working for IU is fine, but if you are part-time, you don't get the benefits. Therefore, they make sure to make most jobs available to students below 28 hours.
Pros
Looks good on a resume, occasional free food
Cons
Grading can be boring
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Good educational environment
Research Assistant (Current Employee) –  Bloomington, INFebruary 22, 2017
IU provides and environment with ample opportunities for research and collaboration as well as supporting students seeking a more individualized education.
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Great organization to work for!
Director Emergency Management & Continuity (Former Employee) –  Bloomington, INFebruary 6, 2017
Our department was responsible for emergency planning and coordination for the Bloomington campus. This entailed pulling together representatives from local, state and federal agencies and doing it under the atmosphere required by an institution of higher education. This was both the hardest and most enjoyable part of the job.
Pros
Exciting campus atmosphere, great colleagues
Cons
Small department, lots of work
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Did not feel like a job
Teacher's Assistant (Former Employee) –  Bloomington, INFebruary 5, 2017
Being a teacher's assistant, I attended the class everyday and paid attention to lectures. After the lecture was over I would present an in class activity and the students would work in groups to finish the activity. I walked around the classroom to answer questions and or concerns about the lecture of activity. I was also available for the students via email any night of the week. The best part about this job was that I was a current student and being a teacher's assistant I was on the same campus doing normal student duties but just did not have to take the exams or quizzes.
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Lecture hall with approximately 100 students
Undergraduate Instructor (Former Employee) –  Bloomington, INJanuary 26, 2017
In a typical day I would help students learn an introductory coding language. While helping students learn, I was also able to perfect my own skill with the coding language. the hardest part of my job was trying to get the students more involved in learning and the most enjoyable part was when they fully bought in to understanding the material.
Pros
Gained valuable communication skills
Cons
Students were not always engaged in learning material
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Good place to gain work experience
Teaching Assistant (Current Employee) –  Indianapolis, INJanuary 15, 2017
It was one of the best organization to work with.In the early phase of the career, a lot can be learned.The best possible way to thrive in the career is to learn new technologies which cognizant gives its employees ample ways to learn.
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Great environment
Graduate Assistant in School of Public Health (Current Employee) –  Bloomington, IN 47404January 15, 2017
A lot of good things can be learnt while working here, even if you are a student. Work life balance is balance is amazing and motivating.
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Challenging and rewarding
Veteran Services Assistant (Former Employee) –  Bloomington, INJanuary 9, 2017
Complex work with Veterans benefits, working with federal regulations and school policies can be stressful. part of the job was dealing with the constant changes to the laws and polices from both. Heavy work load for number of employees in office. Had good support from supervisors and lots of training opportunities.
Indiana University has great health benefits. Supervisors were good to work with on use of time off, vacation and sick leave. Annual salary increases were given, but not consistent with cost of living.
Enjoyed working with students and seeing them succeed. IU campus is beautiful and a joy to be on.
Pros
Good benefits, good work environment, lots of training oppourtunities. Enjoyed the student
Cons
Heavy work load, bureaucracy
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Great benefits, low salary and little room for advancement
Research Associate (Current Employee) –  Bloomington, INJanuary 8, 2017
IU offers great benefits, including good health insurance (HSA contribution, monetary incentivized yearly HealthyIU blood screening), and modest employer-sponsored 401K (only vested though after 3 full years of employment). Furthermore, work-life balance is also very good; IU is very accepting, open and comfortable community. However, the salary is fairly low, and the raises are abysmal: my first year at IU there was a 1% raise, and my second year only a 0.8% raise. There is little room for advancement, much of it is obstructed by bureaucracy and rigid hierarchies within management.

I am fortunate that in my daily work I have an independent project in addition to lab managerial duties. This is unfortunately not common. Other associates in the department are responsible only for flipping fly stocks, washing dishes, or very simple cloning projects.
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