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Fun, rewarding, sometimes frustrating

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

I have been working at University of Iowa

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

If you have your eyes open, the University of Iowa presents fantastic opportunities to learn. I was able to make real contributions to important projects even as an entry-level programmer, and was able to move into positions requiring ever-more responsibility. I learned a ton, was self-directed much of the time, and was trusted and respected by my managers.

Cons

The mood and culture of the workplace seems to vary widely between different colleges and administrative units. I happened to work someplace great, but I heard horror stories about the hospital.

Advice to Management

Study what makes some units happy and productive and apply what you learn to the problem units.

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  1. Engineer at the Univ. of Iowa

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    • Career Opportunities
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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.


  2. UI review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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