University of Illinois at Chicago
3.5 of 5 173 reviews
www.uic.edu Chicago, IL 50 to 149 Employees

University of Illinois at Chicago Reviews

Updated Mar 31, 2014
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3.5 172 reviews

                             

70% Approve of the CEO

University of Illinois at Chicago Chancellor Paula Allen-Meares

Paula Allen-Meares

(53 ratings)

69% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good place for students pursuing a graduate degree

Graduate Research Assistant (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at University of Illinois at Chicago full-time for more than 3 years

ProsDepending on the department you can have flexible hours and work from home. This helps you organize your work schedule in a way that doesn't interfere with classes. If you are lucky to work in an project of your interest you can learn a lot.

ConsYou don't get to interact with many people. If you like to work in groups this is not the type of job for you. You have to be very organize in order to have work-life balance. Sometimes work can be overwhelming.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago

ProsRight near public transit, so getting to and or from work isn't very difficult.

ConsThe computer systems randomly turn off, HR is slow, poor communication between offices.

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago

ProsMeet really interesting and active people

ConsWork more hours than you get paid for, not much support.

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Psychological Intern (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at University of Illinois at Chicago full-time for more than a year

ProsLots of Research opportunities existed. Good faculty members, nice city area

ConsHR really really sucks. Some of HR staffs were really lazy and didn't get work done.

Advice to Senior ManagementHR needs improvement

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UIC is a great place to work.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at University of Illinois at Chicago

ProsThe casual enviornment was great.

Consthe pay schedule was not very well organized.

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Not a bad place to be in

Postdoctoral Research Associate (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago full-time for more than a year

ProsModerately good university, Decent environment, standard facilities and infrastructure, reasonable funding, good location.

ConsThe professors do not take enough care to see that the PhD candidate students graduate in a reasonable amount of time. The salaries could be higher.

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Great if you want to work full time and earn a degree for free

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago

ProsFull tuition waivers are offered for full time employees

ConsNot many holidays (need for full operation most days due to residence halls and the medical center is open 24/7, 365 days a year)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago

Prosflexible work time, friendly staff, nice city and a lot fun to have. The professors there are nice for most of them, but still some professors are really mean

ConsThe school is near the downtown. No big facility there. It was safe but hard to tell now. Not a very good place to do research. Lack of big companies in the job fair.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work but no where to go

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago full-time

ProsTuition Benefits
Good overall benefits
Culture is open. Co-workers are generally good people
Not a stressful work enviornment

ConsNo advancement opportunities
No career development if you are not faculty
Civil Service for most staff positions
State of Illinois funding

Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop employees to grow, learn and become leaders.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It is really great organization

Graduate Assistant (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at University of Illinois at Chicago part-time for more than a year

Pros- friendly people
- they clearly define their expectations
- work life balance is good

Cons- you have to be on top of things all the time
- should be highly proactive, else your job will be at stake

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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