University of Iowa

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Horrible- Great recruiting bonus yet excessive overworking of graduate student labor

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Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant  in  Iowa City, IA
Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Iowa City, IA

Pros

There's some great people who work in the chemistry department. Seek them out and you may have a good experience at this place.

Cons

Corrupted chemistry department- you may be asked to 'make the average grade come out to an A' if you TA. University regulations require TAs to work a maximum of 20 hours per week on top of their class and research load, but you'll work much, much more than that due to abuse of the system. Don't like it? You won't get your degree. That's how it works. Stay away- there are much better departments out there.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Overhaul everything and treat your staff like human beings.

Doesn't Recommend
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Other reviews for University of Iowa

  1.  

    good employer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    job security is very good do not have worry about losing job even in recession
    flexible working schedule
    easy job

    Cons

    low salary
    no career growth track
    management is bad
    working environment is really bad that bad employee can not be fired for their wrongdoings

  2.  

    Awesome, worked as TA and RA

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant  in  Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Iowa City, IA

    Pros

    People are very nice and friendly.
    Good salary.. as cost of living is low.
    Good balance between work and personal life.

    Cons

    It is a small city.
    Too much snow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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