Illinois College Of Optometry
3.2 of 5 4 reviews
www.ico.edu Chicago, IL 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Mar 8, 2014

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Illinois College Of Optometry

ProsTeaching to students is satisfying

Consaverage pay for the academic field

Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease pay scale for lectures

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great benefits, average work environment

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Illinois College Of Optometry full-time

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

ConsLocation-- 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 Senior ManagementTo stay competitive, you have to be open to change, new ideas, and new technology to serve both student, faculty, and staff

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A good place to retire

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Illinois College Of Optometry full-time for more than a year

ProsVery generous retirement plan, friendly environment, job security

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

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide opportunities for growth and stop micromanaging employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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student work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Illinois College Of Optometry

Prosit's easy and you can study while doing it

Consit's limited to under 15 hours

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