University of Chicago Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. Meh

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Chicago

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to grow within the University

    Cons

    Keep to yourself and you'll do fine.

  2. Summer intership

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Chicago

    Pros

    Perfect place to start a project management career

    Cons

    Not that challenging, dont learn much

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give interns better work

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. Admissions intern

    Current Employee - Admissions Intern
    Current Employee - Admissions Intern

    I have been working at University of Chicago

    Pros

    fun work, flexible schedule, good people

    Cons

    none none none none none

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  5. Great place to work, stimulating environment and many valuable perspectives.

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    Current Employee - Vstg Research Assistant Professor
    Current Employee - Vstg Research Assistant Professor

    I have been working at University of Chicago

    Pros

    Great people and challenging environment

    Cons

    The position didn't pay much

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. Best time of my life

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    Former Employee - PhD Student in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - PhD Student in Chicago, IL

    I worked at University of Chicago

    Pros

    People are super smart and open minded.

    Cons

    Salary was low. But it was an academic environment, so it was understandable. On the flip side, the university offered a lot of side benefits (gym, library, health, etc.)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Great People, very professional, easy to communicate

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    Current Employee - Research Professional Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Research Professional Associate in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at University of Chicago full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits
    Compensation
    Ability to move up
    Leadership possibilities
    Multicultural
    Wonderful people
    Safe work environment
    Once hired nice job security
    Considered non profit for student loan repayment

    Cons

    Location safe, but technically south side
    In order to move up you really have to stand out, but very possible if you're hard working
    Easy to conform, so many do and then complain about not moving up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some departments need better management and organization.
    Others are great as they are.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Great atmosphere, company doing great work you can be passionate about

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at University of Chicago part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The Crime Lab works on interesting projects and everyone who I've interacted with is very professional and efficient. People are dedicated to the research projects they work on. I worked mostly independently in high schools across the city and the Crime Lab paid for my transportation. The work they do is fascinating, and the people are all friendly and public service minded.

    Cons

    This is a great company to work for and I can't think of any cons. I worked here during college and they were very flexible with working around my schedule.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No changes needed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. Senior Associate Director

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Chicago

    Pros

    It's a rich academic environment with a diversity of thought leaders in a lot of disciplines. There are a lot of great people who love what they do and care deeply about helping others learn. Exactly what you'd hope for in a healthy University environment.

    Cons

    It's made some pretty seriously financial investments that will hopefully pay off. TBD.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your identity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Great job for a student

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Chicago, IL

    I worked at University of Chicago

    Pros

    As a part-time student worker, I had great flexibility of hours and opportunities to take on projects of my choosing. They're very willing to give you time for personal reasons and for classes, while also letting you pursue things you want to work on.

    Cons

    No real cons for a student worker -- the work-life balance was good, as was compensation at $12 per hour. However, there's no real way to move up or join after graduation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Great people, fun office, very organized and efficient, high energy, fast-paced

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    Current Employee - Senior Interviewer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Interviewer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at University of Chicago part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Developed as a public speaker, networked, developed administrative skills, great office atmosphere

    Cons

    Very busy at times, almost overwhelming.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management does a good job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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