University of Chicago Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Great place for growth

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Chicago

    Pros

    Staff are friendly and encourage growth within the university.

    Cons

    Things move very fast - could be good or bad.

    Recommends
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  5. Senior Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Chicago

    Pros

    Meeting new people every day and enjoying learning about the research process.

    Cons

    Interviews can become long and stressfull

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. What you would expect...

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    Current Employee - Program Coordinator
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator

    I have been working at University of Chicago

    Pros

    Great benefits and perks
    Great city to work in
    Incredibly smart and dedicated people
    Tons of resources

    Cons

    HUGE. So huge that some offices feel like an island unto themselves.
    Elitist attitudes
    Overworked and underpaid people for a university with such deep pockets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people with soft skills
    Hire adequate staff to avoid management bottleneck
    Place more value on work/life balance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 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
  11. depends on what you are looking for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Chicago

    Pros

    OK rank in certain major.

    Cons

    worst location ever. not safe, robberies, only two groceries with high price.

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