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Fantastic, UChicago respects you as a person and is very fair

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Current Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL

I have been working at University of Chicago part-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

They pay well compared to other similar jobs for people without degrees
Great variety of jobs to choose from, and it's easy to move departments if you so choose
great campus
many coffee shops nearby
they really respect their employees and try to do what is fair

Cons

it can be stuffy
if you don't agree with your boss, you're in for trouble
very much a shut-up and do your work mentality
very slow with pay raises, in fact you won't get one unless you're about to quit

Advice to Management

the organization needs to work together rather than separately. Sure, the student care and resources center can pay it services to design a site... but why run these departments all separately? many things fall through the cracks, and if you're in the crack, you're gonna have a bad time. there's little support if you fall outside their standard procedure. Management needs to be more accommodating and understanding that not everyone is the same.

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  1. A respect for ideas, but fearfulness to follow through on them

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at University of Chicago full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great intellectual environment. People are respected for their ideas above all else.

    Cons

    Heavily bureaucratic culture. Very top-down and fearful at times.

    Advice to Management

    Empower employees to propose and pursue new ideas. Perhaps a competition similar to the Uncommon Fund organized for undergraduates.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Pretty good for students, but not other demographics

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Chicago

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    UChicago is really flexible if you are in a student position and considerate of your time constraints regarding class, exams, etc. They're also nice in that they will sometimes hire students after graduation if you haven't found a job.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, if you're a transplant from another organization, the general low productivity and management standards and mediocre salary & benefits will leave something to be desired.


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