University of Iowa Reviews in Iowa City, IA

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
203 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.  

    Outstanding Student-Work Positions

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Iowa City, IA

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

    Pros

    Working as a student at the University of Iowa was a great experience. Obviously they are extremely attentive to the needs of student workers. But what students may not realize is how crucial an opportunity it is to work for the University in order to expand your network during and after graduation.

    Cons

    Working over Winter and Spring Breaks.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Wonderful Learning Experience, great work culture

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    Former Employee - Marketing Representative  in  Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Marketing Representative in Iowa City, IA

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

    Pros

    The work culture is fun, hard-working, fast-paced, and creative.

    Cons

    There is low-pay, but only because the job is created as a learning experience for students

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There really could not be any improvements

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Outstanding employer

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    Former Employee - Dentist  in  Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Dentist in Iowa City, IA

    I worked at University of Iowa part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, great community in which to live and raise a family

    Cons

    none I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very satisfied

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

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

    Pros

    Great work environment and people. very flexible.

    Cons

    Parking is horrendous, you almost certainly have to pay to park off campus and take a free campus bus in every morning.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Graduate Student

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

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

    Pros

    You get a PhD in about 5 years.

    Cons

    It takes at least 5 years to graduate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No opportunity for improvement of financial situation while in this position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Rewarding Experience

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

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

    Pros

    Nice workmates, flexible arrangements, nice supervisors

    Cons

    time is not set and is changing all the way

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Wonderful place to work and love my job.

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator  in  Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Iowa City, IA

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

    Pros

    There are lots of opportunities within the University or Hospitals and Clinics and the University is very supportive of finding the best role for each person and utilizing existing talent.

    Cons

    Being very large, there is always a lot to learn about how things work.

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    Consistency.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Awesome working atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Graduate Student Researcher  in  Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Iowa City, IA

    I worked at University of Iowa full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Small town environment
    Affordable cost of living
    Midwest hospitality

    Cons

    Far from big cities
    the only place you have to pay your own tuition among the Big Ten
    Not much collaborations with other top ranked universities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Fantastic institution to work for!

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

    I have been working at University of Iowa full-time

    Pros

    The University of Iowa offers fantastic benefits, more-than-competitive salary, and a friendly environment.

    Cons

    I would say that the cons to working at the University of Iowa are slim to non. I like it here.

  11.  

    I am very happy with my experience as an RA and the relationships I developed with my residents, staff and management.

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

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

    Pros

    The benefits of being an RA at Iowa are unheard of elsewhere and if you have a personality that fits the job well it is easy to put in the time that being an RA requires.

    Cons

    If you are really interested in changing the way things are done and being extremely innovative this might not be the job for you. The status quo is valued at Iowa.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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