University of Chicago

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Disappointing with respect to management abilitites and agendas.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

I worked at University of Chicago

Pros

Laid back.
Come and go as you please.
Compensation OK.

Cons

Most management "juiced-in" from University family.
Senior management overpaid.
Medieval with respect to for-profit company thinking.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Blow up the Press and start over again with management with at least room-temperature IQs.

Doesn't Recommend
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    Pretty nice.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at University of Chicago

    Pros

    Great place to work, lovely people.

    Cons

    Long hours, sometimes very lonely.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, keep it going strong

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    Good benefits, stale workplace

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - IT in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at University of Chicago

    Pros

    -- Name recognition.
    -- Attractive benefits. Curiously, many new hires soon choose to have a baby.
    -- Easy to coast, once found your "spot". Unsurprisingly, many (not only veterans) are patiently on-track till retirement.
    -- Low but steady [annual] reviews/raises. Yearly percent bonus.
    -- Discounted U Chicago tuition (evening classes, of course). Some choose evening MBA or fin-math, if accepted.
    -- Great library, can also use online (journals).

    Cons

    -- Limited professional growth (at least in IT). The titles are almost made-up and don't come with an implied control share.
    -- Largely obsolete technologies. Hiring policies seem to favor non-challenging followers, thus there's a general lack of up-to-date professionals.
    -- Stagnant projects and fragmented teams (often a team of one). Project management is openly incompetent.
    -- Stale command-and-control culture. Office politics is flourishing: favoritism, rumors, lack of transparency.
    -- General lack of motivation. Senior management is allergic to responsibility, yet repressive of initiative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -- ... Introduce incentive for early retirement.
    -- Share the project control with teams. Encourage self-organization and innovation.
    -- Embrace professionalism.

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