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Former Employee - Research Assistant in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Research Assistant in Chicago, IL

I worked at University of Chicago part-time (Less than a year)

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Acclaimed staff, in-depth research opportunities, accountability.

Cons

Short-term projects can limit involvement.

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  1. 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.

  2. graduate research assistant at UChicago

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at University of Chicago full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    flexible work time, easy to commute if you live in Hyde Park, convenient transportation to downtown Chicago. free gym access as a graduate student.

    Cons

    depending on the specific principal investigator, the work load can be too much. little leisure time. as they say, this is "where fun comes to die". true story.

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