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University of Illinois Reviews in Champaign, IL

Updated Apr 14, 2014

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University of Illinois President Robert A. Easter

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    Great college town and college town and family life.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Champaign, IL

    ProsThis is a great place to live, in a world-class research center. Your peers and childrens' peers are all very success-oriented.

    ConsCan't really think of any. If you are looking to contribute to a great community, come here.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    An incredible experience from both an academic and professional point of view.

    Graduate Student (Current Employee)
    Champaign, IL

    ProsExperienced and knowledgeable professors
    Plenty of student research jobs available to gain tons of experience in your field of interest
    Very pretty campus (most of it, at any rate)

    ConsMassive workload in engineering - very little time for personal life
    Somewhat expensive, especially for out of state people

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue your students more.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was laid back

    Netmath Mentor (Current Employee)
    Champaign, IL

    ProsWork from any location that has wireless internet connection

    ConsThere is nothing bad at all about working for NetMath, especially as a college student who is trying to find a way to make money.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Student Employment Opportunities

    Residential Library Clerk (Former Employee)
    Champaign, IL

    ProsFlexible work schedule
    Great supervisors
    Decent pay

    ConsCan be bureaucratic because of University policies
    Other students can be unreliable, difficult to count on.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great campus, great education

    Broadcast Journalism Student (Current Employee)
    Champaign, IL

    ProsI have been to dozens of college campuses across the country and the University of Illinois remains my all time favorite. Perhaps I'm biased because I received my degree there, but I could not have hoped for a greater social and educational experience. The professors are top notch and the students are down to earth. You'll have a great time connecting with like-minded career-oriented students while also saving room for the plethora of social events offered. The greek life, sports spirit and after-hour affairs will help balance the rigorous and intensive instruction. The emphasis on cultural diversity is especially notable. As an African American female, I always felt welcome. I love U of I and hope to send my children there some day. Great ROI. I-L-L I-N-I forever!

    ConsI graduated from the College of Media Broadcast Journalism. I wish there was more emphasis placed on digital design.
    It's located in the middle of no where (2-3 hours south of Chicago). Which means that if you want pursue professional advancement in a big city while attending school--you can forget about it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Event Security (Current Employee)
    Champaign, IL

    ProsGreat part-time job, love working concerts and basketball games!

    ConsRude Patrons. On your feet the whole time. And out-dated security equipment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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    Pipefitter (Current Employee)
    Champaign, IL

    ProsGood Benifits
        Paid time off
        Good health benifits+ dental
    Good Pay
    Lots of jobs available
    Lots of options for advancement

    Conssome of the offices have policies and/or practices that can be irksome
    Lots of office politics in most offices

    Advice to Senior Managementfairly easy to advaced if you try in most areas

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good part time job for students

    Dining Hall Student Worker (Former Employee)
    Champaign, IL

    ProsFree meal with every shift, pretty easy jobs, can make friends with workers and environment allows for talking with others

    ConsMonotonous work, no incentive for workers to do more than the minimum besides the threat of supervisors coming in and basing decisions about how much you work on 10 seconds of observation

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to actually assess who is doing what work with more in depth monitoring of workers instead of doing a quick scan.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work, but lake of state funding is evident

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Champaign, IL

    ProsGreat place to work and the job is very fulfilling. Job was easy and pay was average for the work that I was doing.

    ConsFunding from the state has been cut, and it shows. Technology in my department was very outdated, and people constantly would have to take unpaid time off.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The educational aspect is very beneficial and the work experience is competitive and little job growth opportunities

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Champaign, IL

    ProsThe best reason to be apart of the University of Illinois is for the educational opportunities as well as networking.

    ConsBeing apart of the University of Illinois is a very competitive environment based highly on networks. Also, office politics plays a huge role in decisions that are made.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would suggest that leaders do a better job of investigating the fair practices in relation to education and employment.

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