Faculty Member (Former Employee) – Aurora, IL – February 16, 2019
Great pay, but expected complete dedication to work (i.e., minimal work-life balance). Loved that the University is very student-centered. Excellent colleagues with strong work ethics. Highly political - difficult to explain. Questionable ethics in other areas. Fear of retribution from senior leadership led to incivility from “middle management.” Significantly low morale.
Productive, Interesting Place to do some good work. I was genuinely sorry to leave.
Professor of Education and Special Education (Former Employee) – Aurora, IL – June 3, 2018
I loved working at this university. The people were very good to me as were the administration. I was treated very honorably by most people. There was the traditional backstabbing by some and ego-building by others, however, in totality, my experience was positive. I had a great group of colleagues. I was sheltered from the politics by a wonderful Chairperson, and I was surrounded by amazing students. What is not to like? I was on committees that I liked with some folks who genuinely liked their jobs. I don't know. I guess I just lucked out and found a niche.
Student Financial Services Counselor (Former Employee) – Aurora, IL – September 5, 2018
Culture at AU was very tough to explain. Many of the colleagues at the time were unwelcoming which made the culture tough to adjust to. I'm thankful for the opportunity, but happy to no longer be a member of their team.
Adjunct Instructor (Former Employee) – Aurora, IL – March 24, 2013
AU is constantly getting rid of adjuncts for ones with more experience; this doesn't provide new teachers with much experience. Pay is decent. You can only work a limited amount of credit hours throughout the entire year which means no sort of health insurance. I was hired at the last minute and given zero resources; I had to design and develop the entire class and then I was dumped after the semester ends. My boss was a strange person. I worked in a building that wasn't even for my discipline. Never saw any of my colleagues. Felt isolated then entire time. Basically, the life of an adjunct is poor because the university doesn't want to cough up the annual salary us teachers deserve.
Aurora University has a concrete mission, which it follows with demonstrated results.
ADJUNCT PROFESSOR OF FINANCE (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – May 31, 2018
Aurora University is most likely the most innovative educational institution in the west suburbs of Chicago. The university has carefully assessed the demographic profile of the region, and now offers curriculum opportunities that match some of the best institutions in the Chicago loop.
Student Worker- Food Service (Former Employee) – Williams Bay, WI – April 25, 2018
This job is for high school aged or first job seekers. It is a stepping stone job to create experience on a resume. Nothing luxurious about it. There is no set schedule and very minimum flexibility with time off.
Athletic Recruit Tour Guide (Former Employee) – Aurora, IL – May 15, 2018
I would meet the athlete and the family. I would give the roughly an hour long tour of our campuses. I showed the recruits every building around campus. I showed them classrooms, our weight room, athletic trainers offices, and the football field as well.
Excellent source of quality Secondary Education in Western Suburbs!
Coordinator of Registration Services (Former Employee) – Aurora, IL – May 9, 2018
Aurora University is such a beautiful place to work and study! Nice opportunity to be involved with a Datatel upgrade on an up - close level! Great team work atmosphere, nice chance to hone my skills in electronic record keeping and People Soft projects!