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Byzantian bureaucracy, great benefits.

Desktop Support Manager (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

ProsGood benefits, safe neighborhood, tons of facilities nearby, good cultural attractions on campus, stimulating, smart colleagues. Also, the campus is beautiful.

ConsEverything is overmanaged and mismanaged, with nepotism and corruption reigning supreme. People try their best, but the structure of the University often does not allow for effective communication, cooperation, and lacks broad direction.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    An interesting balance between academics and 'reality'

    Research Assistant (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    I have been working at University of Chicago as an intern for more than 3 years


    Pros: The U of C has a huge number of incredibly intelligent people, most… Cons: Though the people are very intelligent, they do not practice 'logical thinking' and 'human interaction' very well.… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    A respect for ideas, but fearfulness to follow through on them

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    I have been working at University of Chicago full-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: Great intellectual environment. People are respected for their ideas above… Cons: Heavily bureaucratic culture. Very top-down and fearful at times. Advice to Senior Management: Empower employees to propose and pursue new ideas. Perhaps a… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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