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University of Iowa Reviews in Iowa City, IA

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
208 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    A wonderful experience of learning and growth.

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    Former Employee - Web Developer  in  Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Iowa City, IA

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

    Pros

    Good pay as a student, exposure to practically every field you'd ever be interested, and opportunities to support you. I learned a ton of invaluable skills in interpersonal interaction, coding, and instructing customers. I got to travel as well. Compensation is about what you'd expect for a student part-time job. Iowa City is wonderful.

    Cons

    Some of the bosses I had here seemed a little to complacent with how things were, and not how they could be better. You don't have much say in a lot of what happens round the office. Nepotism is rampant. My boss was a little incompetent at returning basic emails, and was very passive aggressive in his communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have a wonderful, easy job, but that doesn't mean you should just sit there and take it for granted. Work a little harder, and you may see an improvement in overall employee work efficiency.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good experience at Uiowa

    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Computer Aide  in  Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Computer Aide in Iowa City, IA

    I have been working at University of Iowa part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people to work
    Awesome city
    good pay and benefits

    Cons

    budget cuts projected in the future

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Web Developer

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    Former Employee - Web Developer  in  Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Iowa City, IA

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

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere. Low pressure environment.

    Cons

    Lack of upward mobility and opportunities to advance in career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow people to pursue careers and grow within the University

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    research assitant

    Current Employee - Research Assistant  in  Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Iowa City, IA

    I have been working at University of Iowa part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good flexibilty and nice people

    Cons

    bad weather and middle of nowhere

  6.  

    Research Assistant Chemical Engineering

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant  in  Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Iowa City, IA

    I worked at University of Iowa as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Super laid back, works with your schedule, fun and interesting research. enjoyed it a lot

    Cons

    Had to do it for free. Good for experience in interviews post school but would have appreciated at least a stipend or something

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay me mah money!!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great school!

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant  in  Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Iowa City, IA

    I have been working at University of Iowa full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    People are very friendly and supportive. Benefits are reasonable.

    Cons

    Leadership sometimes only concern about their well-being. Expect to work more than 40 hours/week.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Teaching Assistant

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant  in  Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Iowa City, IA

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

    Pros

    Fairly good pay for the amount of work expected, lots of freedom of when you prepare for classes, and can often prepare own agendas

    Cons

    Don't always get to work with the best professors, which makes the job difficult at times. Often told exactly what to do, so there is not a lot of room for creativity. Salary is good for part-time, but not necessarily enough to pay the bills

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    University Of Iowa

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    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Iowa City, IA

    I have been working at University of Iowa as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The place is warming and welcoming; the people are sweet, the facility is accessible to all populations

    Cons

    It is tough for international students to find work outside of being a student

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open up to more of a wider population because outside of the US can be helpful also

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Excellent experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant  in  Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Iowa City, IA

    I worked at University of Iowa part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of freedom to create and run your own courses as a graduate instructor.

    Cons

    The pay is low for the amount of responsibility one has.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give graduate instructors higher base pay and incentives.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

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

    Current Employee - Police Dispatcher  in  Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Police Dispatcher in Iowa City, IA

    I have been working at University of Iowa full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    The 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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