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University of Chicago Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
381 Reviews
3.9
381 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The University offers good benefits and a great work atmosphere (in 29 reviews)

  • Good benefits and reasonable work-life balance, if you want it (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor work/life balance in my role, even though they emphasize it because it's non-profit (in 6 reviews)

  • Not enough room for advancement (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Chicago

    Pros

    University of Chicago has great flexibility

    Cons

    The job occasionally requires interaction with belligerent people.

  2.  

    Good university

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Chicago

    Pros

    -collaborative faculty
    -good working environment
    -well funded

    Cons

    -many technicians are not knowledgeable
    -stuffy graduate students

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    World class university is heaven for academics

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor

    I have been working at University of Chicago full-time

    Pros

    This is a world class university, especially in my area. Generally, there are lots of opportunities to meet brilliant colleagues and to collaborate. Critical thinking is especially strong at this university: no assumption will be left unquestioned.

    Cons

    This is a world class university. That means a lot of very competitive people, some of whom are ready to use pretty unsavory tactics to stay on top.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at University of Chicago

    Pros

    Very hierarchical but great support structure, good management, high expectations, fast-paced environment, often working evenings and weekends, ample paid time off, many opportunities for personal growth

    Cons

    Very hierarchical, you will likely have several people to report to, lots of red tape to go through when trying to make changes, a lot of institutional bias and adversity to change

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I work in a great office. Very little office bureaucracy and supportive management.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director, Graduate Student Affairs in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Director, Graduate Student Affairs in Chicago, IL

    I worked at University of Chicago

    Pros

    Very flexible and accommodating. Positive working environment. Not opposed to change or new ideas.

    Cons

    Kind of low salary compared other industries.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Great for alumni

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    Current Employee - Senior Admissions Counselor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Admissions Counselor in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at University of Chicago full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, great professional development opportunities

    Cons

    Lower up front salary than comparable positions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Volunteer in weekend school program for high school students

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    Former Employee - Volunteer Coordinator
    Former Employee - Volunteer Coordinator

    I worked at University of Chicago

    Pros

    Very focused and organized board, mission of school is clearly communicated and the enthusiasm for the organization's success shows through.

    Cons

    The school may benefit from more outreach to the surrounding communities, as well as expanding its adult education program in partnership with local universities and schools.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Rewarding place to work with good life balance

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    Current Employee - Research Specialist
    Current Employee - Research Specialist

    I have been working at University of Chicago full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Exciting, intellectual atmosphere. Many opportunities to attend events and grow personally and professionally.

    Cons

    Not a great neighborhood, can be dangerous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue funding for the great professional development opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    best part-time job

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    Current Employee - Circulation Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Circulation Assistant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at University of Chicago part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    - flexible hours
    - fun atmosphere
    - great pay

    Cons

    it's the perfect campus job, but it doesn't contribute much to your resume

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Place

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Chicago

    Pros

    Excellent Reputation and attracts top talent

    Cons

    Hard to get to on public transit

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