University of Illinois at Chicago

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Good research experience

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

I worked at University of Illinois at Chicago

Pros

academic research environment, good professors, and a lot of great students, a good place to start your careers, and also sponsor the H1

Cons

the salary is not too high and the building is old, but people is friendly and nice. some departments are poor

Advice to ManagementAdvice

academic research environment, good professors, and a lot of great students, a good place to start your careers. good place for me

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Excellent place to get a free education, great health/retirement benefits, low salary, incompetent coworkers/management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago

    Pros

    - Tuition waiver to finish a master degree, will work around your work schedule.
    - 1 year: 24 vacation days (accumulated to max of 48 days), 25 sick days.
    - Lay back environment, you can surf the web the entire day
    - Can't get fired easily, the longer you stay the harder it is to get rid of you.
    - Health, dental, life, vision, mandatory retirement fund (SURS), optional 403(b), optional 457(b), etc.
    - Should be easy to get vacation approved
    - Whatever you need for the office you can get, especially with a budget surplus, before the end of the fiscal year. SPEND! SPEND! SPEND!

    Cons

    - Incompetent coworkers and management (pushes the work onto the more competent workers)
    - Tons of work, if you feel like working in this environment
    - Vague deadlines, since management doesn't set firm deadlines and deadlines tend to be forgotten by management
    - Little to no training
    - The lower your salary, the more work you get.
    - The more competent you are, the more work you get.
    - Low salary, your salary = x, your boss salary = 1.5x, your boss' boss salary = 2x, your boss' boss' boss salary = 3x
    - High bureaucracy (it takes 4 people and weeks/months to purchase 1 item for the office)
    - Lack of supplies
    - Little to no raises in salary
    - Vague work responsibilities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management must offer competent workers a better salary, raises for working hard and implementing great ideas.
    They must only hire competent workers.
    They must stop encouraging an environment of complainers, the overworked competent workers ends up fixing everything.
    Less work

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to learn and share knowledge

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago

    Pros

    Educational institute gives the opportunity to work with some of the brightest minds.
    Flexible schedules
    Chicago is a great place to live and work

    Cons

    Processes are not up to the industry standard.
    The IT systems are not integrated and there is redundancy hence scope for improvement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend on IT and processes to make sure that the returns are high on the long run
    Publish the changes clearly

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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