Able to be exposed to different diversity in students
Staff Clerk (Former Employee) – Carbondale, IL – December 13, 2013
I loved working at the university. The students that attended were from different areas from all over the world. It was fun being able to experience the different cultures that was represented by our college community. Benefits from the college was excellent.
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
Student Worker - Library Custodian (Former Employee) – Carbondale, IL – May 15, 2017
You had 4 different supervisors who had their own supervisors. There definitely was a chain of command and the drama between management was felt with the employees. You got your own floor to work on so that was a plus or a minus if you don't like being alone at night in the library.
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) – Edwardsville, IL – March 27, 2017
Several female instructors had issues with a few students when I was there, and the administration did everything they could to support the instructors and assist them in feeling safe during instruction.