Fun and demanding position with a lot of room for creativity and growth. Abiltiy to work with wonderful people and work in wonderful facilities.
DEPARTMENT MANAGER (Current Employee) – Carbondale, IL/ Department of Microbiology – October 16, 2017
Southern Illinois University is a wonderful place to work with wonderful people. With the budget and the restructuring of the college system I find my job in limbo. And in an effort to have something in reserved it pains me that after 14 years my position could be eliminated.With all that said I've always been loyal and valued my time at Southern Illinois University.
Budget, Lots of extra duties with no compensation.
INTERN (Former Employee) – Carbondale, IL – September 25, 2017
I worked with the Volunteer Corps and I enjoyed interacting with the students and advertising various volunteer opportunities. I did not enjoy the management as they were not involved in the daily operations and were not motivated to engage in new activities.
Graduate Assistant (Current Employee) – Carbondale, IL – September 11, 2017
I work as a Graduate Assistant under the director of the University Core Curriculum of Southern Illinois University. My work is to create student assessment reports for using various mathematical functions and power pivot of Microsoft Excel.
Teaching Assistant (Current Employee) – Edwardsville, IL – August 30, 2017
Southern Illinois university is a fun workplace and a community that harnesses cultural diversity. Ensures provision of of safe working environment with lots of opportunity to explore new ideas, innovation and invest massively in research and development.
Encourages individual and team effort in meeting up with task with readiness to partner with industries fostering a great opportunity to get student and workers massively involved.
IT Student Worker (Former Employee) – Carbondale, IL – August 18, 2017
This school job was short lived but through it I was able to build computer skills that would be used for my classroom experiences. I mainly worked by myself but would sometimes do work with another student. Together we configured routers, re-imaged computers, gathered information to build labs for IT classes, and gained experience with using VMware Workstation.
GRADUATE ASSISTANT (Former Employee) – Carbondale, IL – August 11, 2017
Great place to go to school. The nutrition and dietetics department goes above and beyond to set their students up for success. Recent budget issues have hampered the university a but but still a great place
Graduate Assistant (Former Employee) – Carbondale, IL – August 10, 2017
Had a great time as a grad assistant here. Very friendly environment, easy going relaxed people, in the math department. They understand you are a student first, then a "worker". Will not give you too many duties to over burden you and if they do very easy to get it fixed if needed.
A lot of expectations with little in return. Gave me somewhere to live.
Resident Assistant (Former Employee) – University Hall – July 10, 2017
Working with Housing at Southern Illinois University gave me a lot of experience and relationships I cannot put a price on. The expectations of the administration put such a high demand on me with very little compensation. It was nearly impossible to have any outside social life, especially since I lived where I worked. My direct supervisor was supportive and understanding every step of the way and made getting through the semester much easier.
Academic Advisor (Current Employee) – Carbondale, IL – July 4, 2017
SIU, like the state of Illinois, is a tough place to work right now as there is no state budget. I work with great people in my office and hopefully the new leadership being put in place will bring some stability and support to the offie
Lecturer in Mathematics (Former Employee) – Carbondale, IL – June 10, 2017
Non tenure--track lecturer position which must be renewed each year with a max 5 years limit. However, because I was writing a research paper co-authored with a professor in the Math Department, my contract got an exceptional renewal in the 6th year.
Graduate Assistant (Current Employee) – Carbondale, IL – May 18, 2017
The individual departments are typically well-organized and helpful. Unfortunately, the budget crisis has meant large-scale cuts across the university, thereby making job security precarious at best. If you are considering working at SIUC--whether as full-time faculty or staff, more specifically, a graduate assistant--do make sure that your department's funding is stable.
Tuition waiver, healthcare
Job security, exorbitant student fees still apply to graduate assistants