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    I worked at University of Chicago full-time


    there were generally great people, smart and friendly, great pi, flexible work hours if you can manage your time well


    projects take years to complete, and may or may not give results, more luck than talent plays a role in success

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    should allow students to graduate on a quicker time scale, will be very useful Stat in recruiting future prospective students

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    Assistant Director Interview

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    I got a phone interview for an Assistant Director at a professional school at the University that I attended. The interviewer was pretty rude and at the end of the interview, said I would hear in a week or so and that they wanted to fill it fast. I never heard. I knew the interviewer from having attended that professional school and saw them a couple times a few months later. They never told me I didn't get the job. It was posted for months and months and I saw that it was filled recently. No one ever told me, not even a blanket rejection from the University. I am extremely appalled at the poor way that the University of Chicago treats job applicants. You would think that as an alumni of the school, I at least deserved a two sentence email just informing me I didn't get the job. I think not telling people they didn't get a job after you interviewed them is highly unprofessional behavior and I am very disappointed with the University of Chicago.

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    • The first question was initially HR bounced your application because this job involves X and you don't do that so why do you want this job. It was a truly ridiculous question because the job description mentioned the work I do in my current job at least three times and my current job is very tied to the work they were hiring for. It made absolutely no sense and I remain confused about that question to this day.   Answer Question

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Headquarters Chicago, IL
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1890
Type College / University
Industry Education
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
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The University of Chicago ranks among the world's most esteemed major universities. It has an enrollment of around 15,600 students, about half of which are graduate and professional students. It has a student/teacher ratio of about 7:1. The school's undergraduate branch offers a core curriculum based on the Great Books; students can choose from majors in about 50 areas. Among its graduate programs are the University of Chicago Law School and Graduate School of Business, both of which consistently rank in the top 10 according to "U.S. News & World ... More

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