Graduate Assistant at NIU (Current Employee) – DeKalb, IL – January 8, 2016
I enjoy myself very much working at NIU, especially the time when I accompany for the opera choir. From rehearsal to performance, we communicate and corporate together very well. I am very excited for every performance on stage. I have learned a lot from the conductor and actors.
Visiting Professor of Music (Former Employee) – DeKalb, IL – January 7, 2016
I absolutely loved working for NIU. My students were excellent and very hard working. It was challenging and fun to be at a place where my experience, scholarship, and talents were celebrated and recognized. I only wish that the position I held as Visiting Professor would have led to full-time tenure track employment. Only time will tell. Thanks NIU!
Administrative change and the current situation with Illinois state govenment makes this once happy place a miserable work enviroinment
Institutional Research, Office Manager (Former Employee) – DeKalb, IL – December 21, 2015
You can come to work with a good attitude and be miserable in 10 minutes flat. Over the years, I learned many different software products, international hr procedures and state statutes.
My immediate managers were always excellent. The new administration is unqualified, uneducable, and uninterested in employees. It seems their qualification is having been fired from at least one position and being on psycotrpic drugs.
My co workers were the best.
The hardest part of the job was figuring out what tricks the administration wanted you to do next.
The best part of the job was going home.
There are no pros any more.
Insecure postions, unstable state of benefits, being treated as a human comodity instgaed of a person
Full time custodian (Former Employee) – DeKalb, IL – November 4, 2015
Respectful employer and I went into it knowing it was part time and I would not be advancing. I had 1 semester of college to finish and needed a part time job I could study during with my boss's consent. It was not going to pay or provide the benefits I wanted but it met my temporary needs. The best part was being allowed to study on the job. The worse part was outdoor rounds in the cold winter time.
CEET Lab Supervisor (Current Employee) – DeKalb, IL – October 30, 2015
I currently work in the computer lab in the engineering building at Northern Illinois University as a student. My duties include taking care of the computer systems as well as help other students get a better understanding of the computer programs used for engineering classes. The hardest part of my job is the late nights when there are not a lot of students around. The most fulfilling part of my job is when I see a student struggling with his/her homework, then after my help, seeing the so called light bulb come on and they understand what they are doing. My coworkers and I have a lot of enjoyable moments and great comradery. Because I have dedicated coworkers, management is more like mentors to me than managers. I stay flexible and so do they for a great work environment. I constantly learn more about engineering through helping others and my mentors/managers. After graduating, I will miss this part of my life. I hope to find this environment in my career.
Research Scientist (Current Employee) – DeKalb, IL – October 2, 2015
This university struggles with the same issues as comparable state-funded educational systems. Opportunities for growth or permanent employment are contingent on the availability of funding, which varies depending on the caliber of work being conducted. Opportunities for professional development are scarce and not well advertised. Other resources exist, but the onus falls on oneself to actively seek them out. Management and leadership varies, but by and large individuals only have their own agenda in mind which doesn't sponsor a sense of collegiality or interdisciplinary collaboration.
Student Advocate (Current Employee) – DeKalb, IL – September 14, 2015
I enjoy the work I do at NIU and love making a positive impact in the lives of our college students. I am limited to only 900 hours then required to take 30days off, and looking to supplement my weekly income. I will not be quitting one job to start another. Again, looking to supplement the job I already love!
Working at NIU helped me to uplift my abilities in many areas like communicating with international people, managing with busy schedules, completing the tasks within deadlines etc. I worked as teaching assistant under my professor where I have to teach undergraduates.The hardest part of my work in graduation is my research work apart frommechanical engineer i worked on biomediacl application cancer treatment. Firstly i was tensed and confused from where to start but i started reading the papers and books for almost a month. Then I made a layout work for my project and slowly started actual process and successfully completed my project with in deadline. The research work gave lot of joy where i use to stay in my college all over night browsing on related topics. I even enjoyed my teching with under graduates.