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University of Iowa Reviews in Iowa City, IA

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
226 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

  • Good benefits, quiet place to live, no traffic, easy access to various facilities, low living cost (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • There is low-pay, but only because the job is created as a learning experience for students (in 7 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.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Employee in Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - IT Employee in Iowa City, IA

    I worked at University of Iowa

    Pros

    Use best practices and latest standards
    Good team environment

    Cons

    Location in midwest may deter people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Loved working here, this is a great place to work during college

    Current Employee - Assistant Service Technician in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Assistant Service Technician in Iowa City, IA

    I have been working at University of Iowa part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The training process was easy, the city is great it has a great environment. They give you off for breaks too which is one of my favorite things because you get to visit family for thanksgiving and christmas.

    Cons

    It is horribly cold in the winter along with super icy every where you go because they use sand to get rid of it and not salt.

  3.  

    Teaching assistant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Iowa City, IA

    I have been working at University of Iowa part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I got a chance to help my student and upgrade my knowledge and there is good environment to all access that help you to teaching and helping students. There is good compensation and it is well ranked university too.

    Cons

    I did not see any bad approach from any leaderships administration. They are really helpful and try their best to equip you with all necessary materials.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is good to have such good environment in work places and it is to the more profitable to work with your employee very closely. This helps not only to the growth of personal relationship but also to the development and prosperity of the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Outstanding Student-Work Positions

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    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 (more than an 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
  6.  

    Wonderful Learning Experience, great work culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Representative in Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Marketing Representative in Iowa City, IA

    I worked at University of Iowa part-time (more than an 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
  7.  

    Outstanding employer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Dentist in Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Dentist in Iowa City, IA

    I worked at University of Iowa part-time (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
  8.  

    Very satisfied

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  9.  

    Graduate Student

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (less than an 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
  10.  

    Rewarding Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice workmates, flexible arrangements, nice supervisors

    Cons

    time is not set and is changing all the way

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Wonderful place to work and love my job.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consistency.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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