University of Chicago
3.6 of 5 250 reviews
www.uchicago.edu Chicago, IL 5000+ Employees

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Reality doesn't live up to its top-notch scholastic reputation

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at University of Chicago

ProsUC provides opportunities to work with many brilliant and inspiring people, including many from diverse backgrounds and from other countries. The university's name also carries a lot of weight- more so as you get farther away from Chicago. Campus is historic and beautiful.

ConsInconvenient and sometimes dangerous location, constant turf wars, incompetent career administrators, no consequences for unethical behavior by managers and physicians, lack of pathways to advancement for most staff, culture of individual achievement, poor compensation, inadequate staff parking, most openings are only posted publicly as a formality.
Staff education benefits are laughable for a university.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop restructuring every two years, make salaries competitive, and address the nepotism issue.
The lack of advancement and education pathways for staff is disgraceful.

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The more prestigious they are the more problems they have

Project Manager (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at University of Chicago


Pros: Brand Name and history of the organization Cons: Too political for competence to succeed Advice to Senior Management: Grow up and stop bieng scared of hiring competent employees.… More

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Scientist (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at University of Chicago


Pros: best University. good benefits like medical Cons: too bad neighborchood, criminal, scary to walk at night Advice to Senior Management: no Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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