University of Chicago

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

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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

UC 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.

Cons

Inconvenient 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 ManagementAdvice

Stop 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    The more prestigious they are the more problems they have

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in 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 ManagementAdvice

    Grow up and stop bieng scared of hiring competent employees. Neputism leads to incompeternce and will destroy the organization.

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    no

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    Former Employee - Scientist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Scientist in 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 ManagementAdvice

    no

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