University of Chicago

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University of Chicago Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
315 Reviews
3.8
315 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The University offers good benefits and a great work atmosphere (in 24 reviews)

  • Good benefits and reasonable work-life balance, if you want it (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management is allergic to responsibility, yet repressive of initiative (in 6 reviews)

  • There is little room for career growth and the salary is mediocre (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good place for scientific research

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    The atmosphere for research is really good in University of Chicago. They are now building the new Institute of molecular engineering to strengthen the week part of engineer there.

    Cons

    The salary for the staff is not very high, however, the benefit for child education is good since they will compensate the tuition for college study.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Development Job

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    Current Employee - Prospect Research Analyst  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Prospect Research Analyst in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Excellent professional development opportunities, balance of self-initiated projects and assigned projects, very professional staff. Well compensated for nonprofit field. Taken seriously as a professional.

    Cons

    Very large department, difficult to get to know everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The regular employee mixers and all-staff meetings are very useful--it is easy to get lost in such a huge department!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Brilliant

    Former Employee - Student Support Associate  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Student Support Associate in Chicago, IL

    I worked at University of Chicago part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very friendly environment, flexible schedule

    Cons

    Not too many cons as far as I remembered

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  5.  

    Top-ranked university. amazing campus. awful weather

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Chicago

    Pros

    UChicago is a top-ranked university. It has an amazing campus.

    Cons

    Chicago has an awful weather!

  6.  

    Excellent.

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Good training in leadership, competitive academic environment in one of the top-tier universities in USA, and constant intellectual challenge that will never leave you bored.

    Cons

    Sometimes work can get too competitive, and the location of the University is not in the best of neighborhoods in Chicago, but as long as you stay vigilant then it is fine.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Post-Award Administrator

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    Current Employee - Post-Award Administrator  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Post-Award Administrator in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    It's one of the most famous universities in the world.

    Cons

    Since the limited budget issue, you will have less opportunity to continue to increase the knowledge.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Great place to work. Good professional environment and collaborative nature of work.

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    It has a very collaborative environment. Lot of opportunities for networking with researchers.

    Cons

    Location could be a problem for people looking to network with others in the industry.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Chicago

    Pros

    Prestigious University and good benefits

    Cons

    The hierarchy of the organiztion

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent first job out of college

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

    I worked at University of Chicago full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    smart people, lovely campus, decent benefits

    Cons

    low pay, little room for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get pay/advancement opportunities in line with peer institutions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Index Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Chicago full-time

    Pros

    decent pay, good place to learn, relaxed culture

    Cons

    you will be in your role for a long time before advancing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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