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A great work culture

Former Intern - Summer Intern in Chicago, IL
Former Intern - Summer Intern in Chicago, IL

I worked at NORC at the University of Chicago as an intern (Less than a year)

Recommends
Recommends

Pros

Most employees have a Master's or a Doctorate which creates a workplace where people understand science and academic language. The focus is on doing research that contributes to social science and public policy, so your work may actually better the world.

Cons

More collaboration across departments would be helpful.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    STAY AWAY AT ALL COSTS

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    Current Employee - Data Clerk in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Data Clerk in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at NORC at the University of Chicago full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    casual dress nice M-F schedule (only data clerks)

    Cons

    -pay...$8.50 an hour for so much work your head will explode -management is awful and impossible to get a hold of -no talking at all -what little training there is does not nearly prepare you enough for the work they throw at you -no respect is given to their employees 1) trained for seriously half a day, the next day they throw us into the job and get angry when we ask questions. 2) for some ungodly reason, "supervisors" are only there for about an hour each day, and if you have a question or anything, you have to ask a supervisor, but they're NEVER THERE. 3) don't even think about asking your neighbor a question, or speak at all, they'll threaten to write you up if they catch you. 4) they encourage you to have spill proof drinks at your station so you won't die of dehydration, but every time you get up to pee or anything, you have to "clock off" and then back on when you get back which takes longer to do than just running to pee and coming back honestly. if you're looking for a place to grow, this is NOT the company for you. they'll promise you hours and then take them away because they can. they also say raises are available within 6 months, but that's a lie unless you're a miracle worker. if you want to get paid next to nothing for painstaking work, then go for it.

    Advice to Management

    train your employees before you throw them to the wolves. be available more often, and don't get mad at new hires for asking questions.


  2. Great when you're valued and they give you work to do

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Bethesda, MD

    I worked at NORC at the University of Chicago full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Nice place to start your career Can form a junior staff bond Challenging and meaningful work

    Cons

    Junior staff are undervalued Huge bonuses go to the directors/senior-level staff Completely merit based even though COLA is written into every budget narrative Not a whole lot of upward movement if you don't have your PhD

    Advice to Management

    Reward junior staff more than you do. Cost of living should be given EVERY year!


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