Illinois Institute of Technology

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Illinois Institute of Technology Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
118 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • the work environment is very relax and the work space is big enough (in 5 reviews)

  • IIT provides a nice atmosphere to work in (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Professors often get a low salary (in 4 reviews)

  • no cons Excellent service outstanding experience (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    It was good, informative.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Illinois Institute of Technology

    Pros

    Helped in gaining oncampus work experience.

    Cons

    challenges were to manage both work and studies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More compensation and benefits.

  2.  

    I have been working at Illinois Institute of Technology

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Illinois Institute of Technology

    Pros

    Good benefits, mostly great people, close to transportation and decent pay. Also near Chicago's downtown and US Cellular.

    Cons

    The attitude there is mostly reactive instead of proactive so things never get done. The result is aging facilities and short term thinking. Also has high turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan! Also think outside the box.

  3.  

    Lab Assistant

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    Current Employee - Lab Assisitance in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Lab Assisitance in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Illinois Institute of Technology

    Pros

    Over all very good Experience

    Cons

    Company is great to work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working the way you do

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    IIT

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Illinois Institute of Technology full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Comes with great benefits and great vacation time. The university cares about its employees

    Cons

    The University has some issues with interdepartmental communication. Of course this will happen anywhere but for the most part there aren't too many cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Research Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Illinois Institute of Technology

    Pros

    I was a RA in IIT for couple years. Professors/faculties there are very nice and helpful, I learned a lot from them.

    Cons

    In some labs, research equipment are not advanced.

  7.  

    Very good experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Illinois Institute of Technology part-time

    Pros

    Flexibility for design syllabus and course steps, a very good training for teaching skills.

    Cons

    Teaching is always a challenge at anywhere. So there is no obvious Cons at IIT. I like there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff is not efficient

    Recommends
  8.  

    Convenient and Flexible

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Community Desk Assistant
    Current Employee - Community Desk Assistant

    I have been working at Illinois Institute of Technology part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay considering work load. Flexible around your own hours. Good relationship with students

    Cons

    some employees don't take jobs seriously. can get boring at times. still, not too bad.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    I worked at Illinois Institute of Technology

    Pros

    Knowledgeable faculty and staff
    Tremendous researching resources
    Conducive work environment
    Huge reputation within academia

    Cons

    Lapses in communication between faculty and staff sometimes hamper productivity
    Management can sometimes undermine support staff
    Inadequate assistance to international students

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to ensure support staff gets resources and support for doing it's job optimally

  10.  

    Good Engineering School with a few problems

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Illinois Institute of Technology full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you're an undergrad majored in engineering, IIT is definitely a good school to consider. IIT provides a lot of opportunities for undergrads to get involved with research through the try-outs in the lab, senior research projects and academic seminars and conferences. It also give people the chance to get in touch with the industries in the early stage through company sponsored or involved R&D projects.

    Cons

    Some issues may also cause concerns about this wonderful school. First is the limited budget: it may not be an uncommon issue for many universities in America in these days, but limited budget does affect largely on both research and student life from the outdated equipment to the outdated school facilities (like the gym). Second is small and outdated library: the small library in the main campus can hardly satisfy students who're in need of large amount of knowledge for researches, although the iShare system across the campuses in Chicago can make up for the disadvantage to some extent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers of the school, in my humble opinion, need to think about how to allocate the funds in the most efficient ways. For instance, it might be better to use the limited money in updating the school labs and student facilities than renewing the safety patrol cars multiple times

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Just fine.

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Illinois Institute of Technology part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The working environment is just fine. The staff are kind. The transportation access is convenient. The grass is green and the sky is blue.

    Cons

    I will not suggest anyone to work here. The school locates in the ghetto, so that the people here always suffer robbery.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to change the name of this institute.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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