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University of Illinois at Chicago Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2014
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3.5 211 reviews

73% Approve of the CEO

University of Illinois at Chicago Chancellor Paula Allen-Meares

Paula Allen-Meares

(64 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • If you are looking for work-life balance, this is the place to be (in 9 reviews)

  • Flexible hours and GREAT vacation and sick leave benefits (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • They pay very poorly and the non tenured professors recently went on strike due to the absurdly low pay (in 9 reviews)

  • Company does what it wants to and is not hiring civil service employees again after it stopped (in 8 reviews)

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat Benefits, great organization to work for in regards to academia

    ConsManagement often lacks discipline and understand of current trends.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people to work with

    Business Associate (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsUIC flies below the radar, but it is an excellent school, has a diverse student population, a powerhouse faculty and a really nice working environment.

    ConsGetting through the hiring process takes a long time. The HR function at UIC has its challenges.

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

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    Research assistant, conducted master thesis in Computer Science - Artificial Intelligence

    Research Assistant (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsResearch has lots of fundings, and is conducted in a professional way. Professors follow student pretty well (compared to Italy where is close to nothing)

    ConsSome of the facilities are old and there are no windows. Being a PhD here can be stressfull for some, requires a lot of dedication

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Shift Supervisor (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    Proseasy student job, flexible with schedule

    ConsLate nights, limited hours and weekend shifts

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Research assistant, PhD student

    Research Assistant, PhD Student (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    Prosgreat benefit, Usually (based on adviser) it can be a stress free environment.Very close to loop. Great health benefits.

    Conspay is barely enough to live in a big city like Chicago.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Social Work Aide (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsVery reputable organization to work with

    ConsThey play hard ball to pay you what you are worth

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It has been a very rewarding career. A very professional organization.

    Police Lieutenant (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsThe flexibility of the job and numerous training opportunities

    ConsChange of the pension sytem and a change in upper management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementA more open communication with subordinates

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

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    Quite a good choice for a decent start

    Senior Research Specialist (Former Employee) Peoria, IL

    ProsSmall project groups working on cancer, Alzheimer's, etc. Quite work place, with ample scope to overlap in multiple projects. Especially good when one has a career change in mind to core cellular and molecular biology techniques and biomedical sciences research.

    ConsPretty isolated location. Very limited opportunities in bio-related jobs in the neighborhood. Also, employee tuition benefits though applicable, but might be hard to avail as not many courses would be available in that small setup.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    overall standing 70/30 for positive being good here.

    IT Department (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    Prosexcellent place to work providing you just follow the rules...very laid back..excellent benefits

    ConsCompany does what it wants to and is not hiring civil service employees again after it stopped

    Advice to Senior Managementdont be so blatant and out in the open...just because you are management..does not help morale.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Exhilirating!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIts a nice work place with loads of opportunities.

    ConsThe weather is a problem and we don't get off even in worst weather conditions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to increase the salary bonuses

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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