University of Illinois at Chicago

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University of Illinois at Chicago Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
293 Reviews
3.8
293 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • If you are looking for work-life balance, this is the place to be (in 10 reviews)

  • Flexible hours and GREAT vacation and sick leave benefits (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • They pay very poorly and the non tenured professors recently went on strike due to the absurdly low pay (in 10 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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  1.  

    happy-laidback-decent slary

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago

    Pros

    Decent salary-laidback atmosphere to work in

    Cons

    Little room for growth salary is decent but not great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve benefits

  2.  

    Research Aide/Assistant

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Assistant/Aide in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Research Assistant/Aide in Chicago, IL

    I worked at University of Illinois at Chicago part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Received many valuable lessons and experiences as a research aide. The hands on projects and responsibilities really gave me the experience and tools i needed to get into the workforce confidently.

    P.S. This was my first job out of college, and while it was temporary, I would recommend everybody go through their college employment office to gain valuable "real life" work experince.

    Cons

    Going through a schools hiring system can be tedious and frustrating, but once its done it gets better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upgrade hiring system and web tools.

    Recommends
  3.  

    good place to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Illinois at Chicago

    Pros

    friendly environment for me as an instructor

    Cons

    we had low salary as an instructor

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Graduate Teaching Assistantship

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy going, fits very well with the study schedule and the benefits are nice.

    Cons

    Not much to learn after a point of time, though it varies from person to person.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It has been great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Computer Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Computer Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago

    Pros

    Process oriented training.
    Hands on experience

    Cons

    The compensation and the base pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Students come with a specific skill set. Instead of throwing them in the rut, please find out what they excel at and make use of those skill sets

  7.  

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago

    Pros

    -great supervisor
    -great support for new teachers

    Cons

    -limited personal and sick days

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It's all about the waiver...

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    FIrst off, you get the tuition and fee waiver as long as you're at 50% or above. That's really all you need to know for pros.

    Cons

    Beware: Unlike TAs and RAs, GA stipends (pitiful as they are) are taxed on the value of the tuition waiver. For crazy reasons, UIC takes all the money out during specific months, rather than spread out throughout the year. So be prepared for significantly decreased--or even zero paychecks--for October and November.

  9.  

    I have absolutely enjoyed teaching at UIC.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at University of Illinois at Chicago

    Pros

    Large and diverse group of students in campus, most of the classrooms with modern equipment, close to downtown life, lots of ethnic cuisines nearby campus

    Cons

    Labs are old and not well organized

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great Job Experience!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Student Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours with your own work schedule
    Upper Management very open to suggestions
    Relaxed work environment
    Very Friendly Staff and easy to talk to

    Cons

    Should fire incompetent staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire incompetent staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    clinical pharmacist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago

    Pros

    This is a very large academia center.

    Cons

    It's a public school, so it's very slow.

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