Enjoyable experience but need to provide comparable pay to keep strong faculty
Faculty (Current Employee) – Lisle, IL – October 8, 2018
Positive Enjoyable Friendly “Old school” Paper heavy Antiquated services Benedictine is struggling in a competitive market, growing with expansion of online programs but needs to update use of technology for efficiency
Financial Aid Specialist (Former Employee) – Lisle, IL – September 18, 2018
I was hired at Benedictine the fall after I graduated with my Bachelor's. It was my first full-time with benefits job. It was a great first experience. I learned a lot about our school, its goals, how to manage my work/life and about myself.
Great workplace that showed the importance of teamwork
Student Ambassador (Former Employee) – Lisle, IL – September 11, 2018
Great workplace that promoted individuality and personal growth. A normal workday consisted of data entry in which information about prospective students were uploaded. Another aspect of the job was providing tours for prospective students and helping them in their decision process.
Adjunct Mathematics Professor (Former Employee) – Mesa, AZ – July 19, 2018
I worked at Benedictine as a part-time adjunct professor during fall semester 2015. I had a few students that I worked with before and after class, because they lacked the pre-requisite knowledge for the materials being covered in their college algebra course. Those students ultimately succeed and show a lot of improvement.
Several hard-working students
Many students only concerned about being eligible to play on sports teams
Graduate Student Assistant (Former Employee) – Lisle, IL – July 18, 2018
The office is always busy as we had projects and paperwork to process daily. The supervisor is involved in the lives of the student employees. You learn a lot and acquire skills such as oral and written communication skills, time management, organization, leadership, discipline amongst others. It was sometimes stressful due to high demand of completing certain projects or paperwork
Housekeeper (Former Employee) – Lisle, IL – July 17, 2018
Love the building I worked in management did not hold people responsible for the job not done. Out sores temps which didn't care about how the work was done.. too much drama and management did nothing g to stop it.
Human Resources Generalist (Former Employee) – Springfield, IL – July 16, 2018
Throughout my five years there, upper management always had issues and was constantly changing. They talk about their mission and values, but they don't follow them. They have constant budget issues. They pay certain people/positions high salaries, but the people that get the work done and are needed to grow the University are severely underpaid. No raises. Behind the times on technology and organization. Short staffed due to the budget problems.
Springfield was a great group of people to work with. Main campus is a different story for the most part. Benedictine does have amazing benefits and 100% tuition remission for employees and dependents. Great paid time off.
The Springfield campus was closed on 5/31/18-once again due to budget issues, and the remaining employees there lost their jobs other than about 4 people that were kept on and are working from a different location.
benefits, tuition remission, paid time off
management issues, short staffed, budgeting issues
Benedictine encourage uniformed learning so special project were created for curriculum development to enhance student learning. Hybrid and online classes were encouraged for the accelerated cohort programs.
Campus Director (Former Employee) – Springfield, IL – June 18, 2018
Benedictine is in a state of change and the whole higher ed industry comes to grips with the needs of both traditional and nontraditional students. This organization will be going through realignment of structure to fit the current market. Current leadership is willing to do what is necessary but it is not easy.
Undergraduate Admissions Coordinator, - Professor (Former Employee) – Lisle, IL – May 14, 2018
Worked in the Adult Undergraduate Program for returning adult students.Reviewed applications, transcripts, interviewed potential students, Visited various other Community Colleges for recruitment purposes, and business / firms to introduce the Adult Undergraduate Programs available at Benedictine. As well as hospitals to introduce the University's BS Nursing Degree. Relaxed but challenging doing due diligence to serve incoming students and the University at large. Working and teaching committed students..
Not enough hours in the day to accomplish all that you wished-great job.
Organic Chemistry Lab Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) – Lisle, IL – April 17, 2018
Followed lab manual and previous lab notes Really depends on the kind of students you have in the class. I worked with a great professor so my work was minimal. But I do have peers who did not have the same luck as me