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Engineer at the Univ. of Iowa

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Current Employee - Engineer III in Iowa City, IA
Current Employee - Engineer III in Iowa City, IA

I have been working at University of Iowa

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great retirement and vacation benefits, access to top-quality health care, flexible work schedule, diverse workforce, opportunities for professional development, friendly environment

Cons

Large organization overall can make you feel lost or unimportant when dealing with benefits or other offices outside your immediate department.

Advice to Management

Don't cut soft money salaries when they are supporting research projects that bring in more money each year to their departments and are self-supporting.

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  1. UI review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Engineer in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Iowa City, IA

    I have been working at University of Iowa

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    benefits are better than most other companies - 8% retirement match, great health care, 6weeks paid vacation after working 5years there)

    Cons

    limited career path, poor management skills for upper level management, lots of bureaucracy and politicking, slackers cannot be fired, overachievers cannot be rewarded

    Advice to Management

    fire the slackers, give bonuses for good performers, use metrics in performance evaluations that are tied to pay, get rid of the union slackers

  2. University of Iowa is a great place to work. It provides a lot of opportunities to grow and attain good knowledge.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Iowa City, IA

    I have been working at University of Iowa

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It has a lot of research opportunities and hence also lot of support to engineering and technology careers

    Cons

    Its ranking is a bit low, it has the capability to become a top school but still its not utiilizing that.

    Advice to Management

    Make it a better school by concentrating resources on Engineering and Computer Science facilities.

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