Find companies:
Southern Illinois University
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
87 reviews

Southern Illinois University Employer Reviews

Company Attributes

  • Job Work/Life Balance
  • Compensation/Benefits
  • Job Security/Advancement
  • Management
  • Job Culture
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Family friendly location
Postdoctoral research associate (Current Employee), Springfield, ILSeptember 6, 2013
Pros: great benefits
Cons: no respect for the juniors.
I am in research. The medical doctors look down on PhDs because they think that we are the scum of the scientific world. Most of the departmental faculty treat you like you are a brainless oaf while they are the expert-gods of their restricted fields of research. But, the university provides good benefits (health, dental, optical and life) for you and – more... your dependents. – less
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Excellent benefits; Located in a great place to raise a family; Lots of cultural diversity. Top notch educational and research opportunities.
Director of Labor and Employee Relations (Current Employee), Carbondale, ILAugust 9, 2013
Pros: excellent benefits and great area to live in.
Cons: current economic conditions in illinois have resulted in budget cuts.
SIUC is a great place to work, offering an easy going but very caring work environment. Southern Illinois is a great place to raise a family.

Work hours are typically 8am - 4:30pm. In my current position, I am fortunate to have a very supportive upper administration that values my input and relies on my expertise. The most difficult part of my job – more... is notifying an employee that due to budget cuts their position is being eliminated, or watching the occasional misguided employee throw away a good job by engaging in poor behavior.

The most enjoyable part of my job, aside from the great group of people that I am privileged to work with, is when I am able to help a struggling employee through difficult issues by coaching / counseling them. – less
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Boring
Disability Conversion Specialist (Former Employee), Carbondale, ILAugust 7, 2013
The management was never around and unreliable. I enjoyed working with the students but this was a job that you sat at the computer the entire shift.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great environment
Admissions Coordinator (Former Employee), Great Lakes, ILJuly 27, 2013
Pros: flexible schedule
Cons: temporary position
I thoroughly enjoyed my job at the SIU admissions office. Being I was once a student of this offered program, it was nice to work on the other end of things, and help alleviate anticipations of incoming students. I really liked having the responsibility of being the office liaison, and being the direct connection between the university and students. – more... I enjoyed giving the orientation presentations, as much as being in charge of recording grades, and maintaining files. – less
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Fun and comfortable environment
Laboratory Assistant (Former Employee), Carbondale, ILJune 13, 2013
An amazing campus, especially in the summer so many fun outdoor activities to do. Employees on campus are friendly and helpful.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Working at different places lead me to develop professionally. Overall, It was really fun and a good learning experience.
student worker (Former Employee), SIUE dining servicesJune 4, 2013
Corporate Experience:
I volunteered at Microbe Inotech Laboratories (MIL) where I conducted tests like Gram staining technique, handled Biolog Microlog, metabolic characterization system and prepared nutrient agar petri plates. Apart from this, I also did implant training at Torrent pharmaceuticals and Intas Biopharmaceuticals in India where I learned – more... about techniques such as Gel Electrophoresis, Chromatography techniques, Sonication, Robotic Liquid Handling System used for performing Bradford Assay. Working in such corporate environment definitely boosted my confidence levels in performing various biological assays and helped me to gain knowledge in the field of Biotechnology. It also helped me to experience the corporate culture which will be helpful for me to adjust myself in such an environment in future.

On campus Work Experience:

I worked at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville (SIUE) dining services. It was really good learning experience working at SIUE dining services. Working here helped me to interact with various people who worked with me. Sometimes, during the absence of my Supervisor, I had to undertake her role and responsibilities. Working under such situations definitely helped me to improve my management skills. Also, by interacting with my co-workers and supervisors helped me to improve my speaking abilities. – less
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
nice place to work.
Lecturer for the Curriculum & Instruction (Current Employee), Carbondale, ILMay 29, 2013
While I enjoyed the work, I wished there was room for advancement, and a more stable work environment.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Fun workplace
Saluki Game Staff Ticket Taker (Current Employee), Carbondale, ILMay 27, 2013
Pros: flexible schedule
Fun place to work - met a lot of cool people and made good connections.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great university with excellent students and faculty.
Lecturer (Current Employee), Carbondale, ILMay 21, 2013
Enjoy working at SIU. Dedicated students and a tremendous faculty. Nice facilities. A very caring and supportive environment.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great experience
Resident Assistant (Former Employee), Carbondale, ILApril 8, 2013
Typical day would be to help keep the students update to date about university policy, hold weekly meeting, create display boards for residents, and serve as a mentor to residents.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
fun working with students
Food Service Manager (Former Employee), Edwardsville, ILApril 3, 2013
Pros: students
Cons: cleaning the fryer vats
Worked with food routing, stocking, preparing, cleaning equipment, montioring student.

That alot of students are not allowed to touch certain kinds of food, due to there culture.

Management was good.

Co-workers was good eager to learn.

There really wasn't one

Loved working with food and students..

Great Job.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
A steady job, with consistent work, easy to travel to because it was on campus
Sales associate at school bookstore (Former Employee), carbondaleMarch 16, 2013
Pros: steady job in a friendly environment
Cons: tedious schedule of work and going to school full time
A typical day at work, i would pretty much work the cash register for the majority of the day. Greet the customers as they were coming through the door, and assist them with their shopping needs. I also managed inventory and assisted with customer service when it was necessary. Here i learned the commitment and grind of a steady job earning a consistent – more... paycheck while attending school full time. Management was friendly as we were all students and happened to be pretty familiar with each other. The co-workers and management relationship was pretty similar, students who all knew and were familiar with one another. The hardest part about the job had to be balancing school and work at the same time. The most enjoyable part was interacting with the customers that came through the door. – less
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great environment for learning and working.
Instructor of Record (Former Employee), Carbondale, ILFebruary 7, 2013
Pros: teaching experience
Cons: isolated/rual
Southern Illinois was a college that trained teachers. It has retained this atmosphere of learning your craft while gaining valuable teaching experience. The staff is knowledgeable and professional.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great job
Student Supervisor (Former Employee), Edwardsville, ILJanuary 25, 2013
Supervised students in proper preparation of food in quantity and quality.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
This experience has allowed me to work with a great team of people spread throughout the country.
Program Advisor, Aviation Management (Current Employee), Palomar College, San Marcos, CAJanuary 9, 2013
Pros: i do many things without true supervision. my supervisors are 3, 000 miles away.
Cons: because my supervisors are so far away, i feel at times, they have no idea what i do on a daily basis.
My day begins early in the morning and usually ends when outstanding matters are complete.

This position has allowed me to think outside the box.

The most enjoyable part of the job is making that phone call to students informing them that they have completed all requirements for their degree.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
fun and fast past workplace
Food Service Cashier (Former Employee), Edwardsville, ILJanuary 3, 2013
has great benefits and greatmeal plan. meet new people and great place to grow.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great student worker position
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Carbondale, ILNovember 22, 2012
Working as an administrative assistant for the Economics Department at Southern Illinois University was a wonderful learning experience. It have me a pre-graduation glimpse at office-work.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Work hard get paid
Visiting Assistant Professor (Off-Campus) (Current Employee), Chicago, ILNovember 5, 2012
Pros: free lunch
Cons: lots
Work hard get paid I am just filling this out because they are making me
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Your Average Institution
Janitor (Former Employee), Carbondale, ILNovember 2, 2012
There's nothing amazing about Southern, it's like your average college.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Engaging with the student and staff at the college
Office Assistant (Former Employee), Virginia Beach, VAOctober 18, 2012
This University puts the students first and works diligently with them. The office staff is amazing and is always willing to jump in and assist with any issues that may arise.

About Southern Illinois University

Founded in 1869, SIUC maintains more than 100 finely tuned academic programs that lead to associate, baccalaureate, master's, – Read more

Southern Illinois University Photos