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University of Chicago Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
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3.6 297 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

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Robert J. Zimmer

(12 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The University offers good benefits and a great work atmosphere(in 24 reviews)

  • Good benefits and reasonable work-life balance, if you want it(in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management is allergic to responsibility, yet repressive of initiative(in 6 reviews)

  • There is little room for career growth and the salary is mediocre(in 5 reviews)

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    TA for biosci

    Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsGood mix of help from professors, and room to TA your section how you want. Students are generally hard working, intelligent, and want to learn. When you run into the rare problem student, the administration is quick to help, without being overbearing or difficult about it. High expectations for professionalism, knowledge, preparation, etc. TA community is also nice. Wish there was a space for TAs in the biosciences building.

    ConsLots of grading. Very few real cons. Wish there was a bit more pay, but it was generally fine.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Supportive environment for research-oriented undergraduates

    Research Assistant (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsThe faculty are very supportive of students who are interested in research. It's easy to approach labs, and most will take on undergrads with minimal experience. Undergrads get to participate in lab meetings and get hands-on research experience. There are often opportunities for summer and post-grad employment. Most labs are open to their undergrad research assistants completing honors work towards a senior project in the lab, often in conjunction with a graduate student.

    ConsSome labs expect undergrads to complete a considerable amount of administrative or secretarial work, in addition to research tasks. As an undergraduate, there are few opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe explicit in the proportion of time expected for different tasks in job descriptions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Brilliant

    Student Support Associate (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsVery friendly environment, flexible schedule

    ConsNot too many cons as far as I remembered

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    Excellent.

    Postdoctoral Scholar (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsGood training in leadership, competitive academic environment in one of the top-tier universities in USA, and constant intellectual challenge that will never leave you bored.

    ConsSometimes work can get too competitive, and the location of the University is not in the best of neighborhoods in Chicago, but as long as you stay vigilant then it is fine.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Excellent university for academic people to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat faculty, students and supporting staff team.

    ConsNo serious complaints, but I do hope the salary for research fellows and staff can be a little higher.

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    Great opportunity for professional training

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSupportive supervisors who go above and beyond in helping your professional growth. Hours for intern positions are flexible. Good leadership.

    ConsPay could be a bit higher. Some of the higher employees don't go out of their way to be friendly toward interns. Others more than make up for it though.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to hone skills and become who you want to be in your career.

    Radiologic Technologist (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsSomething new to see and do constantly.

    ConsSame difficulties that face all.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe business side of the healthcare industry is important for the hospital to grow but without the patients and employees nothing could be done. Success comes through the patients and employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work

    Business Administrator (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsThe U of C has a variety of opportunities for any management level.

    ConsSome departments are underpaid for the same work as other departments.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work for!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNice salaries. Opportunities to grow.

    ConsSomewhat hard to navigate in terms of getting people to collaborate on projects.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep improving.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Research Assistant at Computation Institute

    Research Assistant (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsI get the opportunity to work with really smart people on very difficult technical problems on a daily basis. I really enjoy the work, and hugely appreciate the patience of my managers.

    ConsPay is low, but this is to be expected for a part-time student job. Besides that, not much.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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