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Updated Jul 21, 2014

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4.0 125 reviews

76% Approve of the CEO

University of Iowa President Sally K. Mason

Sally K. Mason

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91% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits, great community in which to live and raise a family(in 13 reviews)

  • Great work environment and people(in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • You start out at a low pay and yearly raises are next to nothing(in 5 reviews)

  • Graduate students often just explained enough to get through the experiments, only given simple online training for safety hazards(in 4 reviews)

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    Great place to start out at, not a long term career though.

    Police Dispatcher (Current Employee) Iowa City, IA

    ProsThe benefits are great and the people I work with are awesome. There's also a lot of down time if you have other things to work on (this can also be a con when you don't have anything to do and you get really bored). You can usually work as much or as little overtime as you want.

    ConsThe salary is much lower than you would get working for a normal city or county dispatch center. The University is also a much slower place to work, there's not nearly as much action as the city gets.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Greatest part-time job with great management

    Student Dining Associate (Former Employee) Iowa City, IA

    Pros• Handled customer complaints regarding hygiene control and safety procedure
    • Completed assigned duties within each shift according to well-planned time management

    Cons• Nothing much to learn

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

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    Outstanding research opportunities

    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) Iowa City, IA

    ProsThe university offers competitive compensation for the area's low cost of living. Colleagues are very open to collaboration across divisions and departments.

    ConsIt can be very difficult to get to work, especially in inclement weather, due to significant lack of parking and limited public transit options. Limited and poor dining options on west campus.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake your employees want to come to work and stay at work. Amenities are too few and far between.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great first time research experience, wish i would have done more.

    Undergraduate Research Assistant (Former Employee) Iowa City, IA

    ProsA lot of flexibility with scheduling, Graduate students were very helpful in getting started and explaining advanced concepts, it was a very relaxed environment.

    ConsGraduate students often just explained enough to get through the experiments, only given simple online training for safety hazards.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake research opportunities more accessible to students and give more options for student idea-based research topics.

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    Archaeologists (Former Employee) Iowa City, IA

    ProsGood archaeologists. You will learn a lot.

    ConsYou have to really push the beaurocracy to get your per diem.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    "Cool working atmosphere"

    Graduate Teaching Assistant (Current Employee) Iowa City, IA

    ProsMost of the Professors are very understanding and helping. Good pay for a student job, covers health insurance and most of the tution. Not allot of pressure like other graduate assistant jobs.

    ConsOverall for this job, I think CS Department is pretty nice and cool. More work load in the finals week.

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

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    Teaching Assistant

    Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (Current Employee) Iowa City, IA

    ProsEasy Work and Reasonable Pay

    ConsDemanding Professor and Cheap Dean

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

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    Good work/life blance

    Research Assistant (Current Employee) Iowa City, IA

    ProsA peace and nice city to live in and very well balanced of work and life

    ConsToo much snow in winter

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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    Lab Assistant

    Lab Assistant (Former Employee) Iowa City, IA

    ProsSurrounding yourself with some of the brightest people in the country. The work can seem boring at times but then you get to see some pretty remarkable things. Makes for a great resume building if you do the work.

    ConsYou could probably make more working somewhere else but if you are more worried about your future than your paycheck this is worth it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

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

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    Working at UIowa

    Research Assistant (Current Employee) Iowa City, IA

    ProsVery good plasma physics groups. Plasma physics at Uiowa is one of the best in USA. You do really good research and have collaborations with the best in the world.

    ConsYou need to work hard to meet your goals, and that is not a con. Cannot think of any cons. You have to do your work fast and publish.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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