Medical Office Employee (Current Employee) – Springfield, IL – February 9, 2016
SIU Healthcare is a growing Healthcare System with a solid relationship with the 2 major Springfield, Illinois hospital systems. Management listens and is open to change, but sometimes slow to act on employee complaints. Sick time abuse in the department has created a time off system in which it is very difficult to ever use your PTO/Vacation to actually TAKE a vacation. One day here or there is achievable, but it's very difficult to get a week off without planning 5+ months in advance or being extremely lucky.
PTO/Sick Leave, 2 Week Paid Holiday Break
Unaccountable Staff, Abuse of Sick Time, Hard to Get Vacation Due to Sick Time Abuse
Paid Undergraduate Tutor (Former Employee) – Carbondale, IL – December 27, 2014
While working as a tutor, I have learned to be patient with people; I have learned how to successfully interact with those who may be distressed, angry, and hard to deal with. I have also learned other valuable customer service skills, as well as certain leadership skills. I am able to lead meetings, I have helped come up with ideas that will allow the center to run better. I have also participated in outreach to other departments on campus for the center.
fun job, great hours, ability to learn and earn worthwhile skills
Very Productive and gratifying to work and interact with parents, students, faculty, and administration.
Office Manger (Former Employee) – Carbondale, IL – December 20, 2014
A typical day involved interacting with administration, students, parents, and occasional outside vendors. I enjoyed basically all the areas of the duties and responsibilities of my job, and throughout my employment I worked with some exceptional co-workers. The hardest part of my job was not being able to say no. I am a people person, and I learned that basically people are the same. Treat others always the way you want to be treated.
Medical Coder/Insurance Billing Specialist (Former Employee) – Quincy, IL – October 23, 2014
Daily billing, invoicing, collections, issuing insurance forms, patient contact for balance due payments. Daily coding for patient procedures and daily contact with Dr.'s and Nurse. I learned something new everyday about health and billing issues and related information. My co-workers were great in all departments and we had to work close daily for the operation of the job. The hardest part of the job was collections form patients and insurance companies. Making sure to be cautious of billing information to be submitted. The most enjoyable part of the job was making sure my job was completed in a timely manner and accurate as it should be.
free lunch when provided by representatives
getting patient to understand the billing and insurance process
Graduate Assistant (Current Employee) – Carbondale, IL – September 11, 2014
My GA experience at Department of Agribusiness Economics (ABE) is pretty funny and it is a lifelong memory. This kind of job position requires students to work 10 hours per week without fixed schedule. Therefore, students could do the job anywhere they preferred in order to relax themselves and improve efficiency. Also, the faculties at Department of ABE are very nice and patient, they would not only explain research purposes and methodologies very clearly and carefully to help students fully understand it, but also guide students on the right track in appropriate way to conduct researches.
Teaching Assistant for PSYC 102 (Former Employee) – Carbondale, IL – August 18, 2014
Monday's and Wednesday's consisted of sitting in the back of a lecture hall full of 200+ students. I watched my supervisor teach and grasp the students attention. On Friday's I spent the morning preparing my lesson plan for the afternoon. When it came down to the hour long class, it was spent walking around the classroom engaging each individual student. My fellow teachers were an awesome group of co-workers.
Graduate Assistant (Former Employee) – Carbondale Il – July 22, 2014
Typical days was teaching a course on Java, office hours. Learned that I didn't want to be a teacher. Professors were great. Other graduate assistants were great too. Hardest part of the job was giving lectures. Best part was hanging out with the other grad assistants during office hours.