Illinois College Of Optometry

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Illinois College Of Optometry Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
6 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Illinois College Of Optometry full-time

    Pros

    This is a really good place to work. ICO has excellent benefits and is a low-stress environment. I also liked that I was doing work that had an impact.

    Cons

    Not a great location if you need or want to use public transportation.

    Recommends
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  2.  

    At this particular company my responsibility was to file papers, organize glasses, and help customers.

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    Former Employee - Clerk in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Clerk in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Illinois College Of Optometry as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay check
    paid time off
    raise
    receive help
    meet new people
    Great Benefits

    Cons

    Morning Job
    Must be there from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
    Break 15 mins
    Business Attire

    Recommends
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  3.  

    Great benefits, average work environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Illinois College Of Optometry full-time

    Pros

    Excellent Medical and Retirement Benefits, along with tuition reimbursement
    Some talented, and friendly staff
    In some departments the opportunity to work from home as needed

    Cons

    Location-- Campus is isolated in a cultural/food desert on the South Side

    Strange vacation/sick time policy--Sick days have to be "earned", when you get your earned vacation, its not based on hire date, but on the fiscal year

    Departments are siloed off from one another, with sometimes poor intercommunication..sometimes the left hand doesnt know what the right hand is doing.

    Not a job where you can innovate at or bring in new or progressive ideas.

    In some departments there is no career path/opportunity to move up

    --a few-- Professors/Doctors with big egos and poor people skills and are difficult to deal with

    Techno-phobic atmosphere that won't keep up with the latest technology hardware and software. Many people are still using Windows XP on their Machines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To stay competitive, you have to be open to change, new ideas, and new technology to serve both student, faculty, and staff

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    A good place to retire

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Illinois College Of Optometry full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very generous retirement plan, friendly environment, job security

    Cons

    Lacks innovation, and creativity. 98% of the people working here know nothing about technology and are not interested in being more tech savvy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide opportunities for growth and stop micromanaging employees

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    student work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Illinois College Of Optometry

    Pros

    it's easy and you can study while doing it

    Cons

    it's limited to under 15 hours

  7.  

    Optometry

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Illinois College Of Optometry

    Pros

    Teaching to students is satisfying

    Cons

    average pay for the academic field

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay scale for lectures

    Recommends

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