University of Illinois at Chicago Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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University of Illinois at Chicago Chancellor Paula Allen-Meares
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Pros
  • The university has a flexible work life balance, it has an excellent access to a great city (in 10 reviews)

  • Flexible Hours, Great Environment for Work (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. Research Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    relaxed environment, good ideas, nice projects, all the professor are very informal. The UIC is a very nice place to meet new people

    Cons

    usually the office are really cold, the food around the UIC is not good and a bit expensive, there is a lot of competition between ARs

    Advice to Management

    work hard if you want to keep it, otherwise the advisor can choose another candidate for the position once the contract ends


  2. Traditional public university

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    TA work is not that stressful, tuition fee waiver come with 50% TA without any additional application

    Cons

    positions are limit but the amount of the student is huge since it's the largest public university in Chicago,


  3. Student worker

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Illinois at Chicago

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very flexible working schedule
    Super nice supervisor

    Cons

    It's the best place I worked so far. Nothing to complain.


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  5. Great Place to Work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago

    Pros

    Great place to work, high pay, pleasant coworkers

    Cons

    long days, busy, never enough staff


  6. Graduate Teaching Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Illinois at Chicago part-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    I had the best experience at UIC by working as a graduate teaching assistant. I have learned many skills

    Cons

    To be frank, there are no cons to this position. I absolutely liked it. Its perfect to any student

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the same work you are doing till now. All the best for all the future endeavors


  7. Graduate Research Assistant

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is one of the best places to work with as they fund your education and also are very flexible with students. one of the best places to learn and succeed

    Cons

    nothing really comes to mind as a stand out negative factor . i would any day advice uic to any students as it is the best place to be in

    Advice to Management

    Increase the number of students being hired for a particular job as people are working in shifts and more the number of students better the job done.


  8. Research and Academic Institute

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    Former Employee - Research Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Research Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I worked at University of Illinois at Chicago full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment for work; friendly, cooperative and supportive of cultural diversity.

    Cons

    Sometimes running out of grant and financial support , specially in basic science research.


  9. Student Temporary Services Employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Illinois at Chicago part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities for longer-term employment
    Can connect with permanent personnel
    Usually worked for 2-3 months

    Cons

    Small pay
    Job(s) may/will not exactly match your work discipline


  10. UIC Graduate Assistantship

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Depending on your position, they equip you with a laptop to use which allows you the ability to work from home. Thus, if your contract is at 25% (i.e. 10 hours per week), it's nice not having to go into the office everyday.

    Cons

    If you are a part-time employee, parking can be expensive.


  11. Great life and educational experience. I was financially taken care of while I studied for my PhD.

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

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Financially taken care of, both in terms of tuition waiver and stipend.

    Cons

    No set hours and co-advisors of different disciplines sometimes have unreasonable demands.

    Advice to Management

    N/A



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