State budget issues aside, a great place to work
Business Analyst (Former Employee) – Champaign, IL – August 18, 2018
A typical day at work was checking and replying to a LOT of emails, problem solving, scheduling project meetings, attending project meetings, working on deliverables, working on individual projects then absorbing the day and planning the next one.
I learned Tableau and Business Objects report-writing skills, as well as Business Process Improvement techniques.
My immediate supervisor was great to work with. My manager, however, was a micromanager and not the easiest to please.
The culture was progressive, despite being majority white. In my unit, specifically, it was white male dominated. Very professional to/with our clients but laid back within the unit. Nearly every employee is at least Bachelor's educated, with several having Masters and PhDs so I worked among some highly intelligent people with great ideas.
The hardest part of my job was keeping my manager happy, whose concerns seemed to often differ from my clients. Budgeting issues kept upper management anxious, since we did not work in one of the lucrative departments.
The most enjoyable part of the job was working with my coworkers and clients. People in general are happy at the university, and the benefits are very nice.
unless your department is north of Green, you might suffer from budget cuts