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University of Illinois Reviews in Champaign, IL

Updated November 28, 2014
Updated November 28, 2014
79 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great place with lots of smart people (in 6 reviews)

  • Decent salary and very good benefits, especially health insurance for individuals and the family (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • The chancellor needs to send emails demonstrating a desire to address the real needs of the University head on, especially with regard to budget cuts (in 3 reviews)

  • Career fair is not very good as the companies coming are just the once local to chicago (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great college town and college town and family life.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Champaign, IL

    I worked at University of Illinois full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Ice Arena Facility Assistant at the University of Illinois

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    Current Employee - Facility Assistant in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Facility Assistant in Champaign, IL

    I have been working at University of Illinois part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It is a very friendly environment. I recommend working their. Great people, management and fun roles as an FA.

    Cons

    Pay is minimum, hard to find shifts to cover. The arena does not give you a lot of permanent shifts but subs are always available to pick up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more people an opportunity to acquire permanent shifts

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Champaign, IL

    I have been working at University of Illinois full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Experienced 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)

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your students more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It was laid back

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Netmath Mentor in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Netmath Mentor in Champaign, IL

    I have been working at University of Illinois part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work from any location that has wireless internet connection

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Great Student Employment Opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Residential Library Clerk in Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - Residential Library Clerk in Champaign, IL

    I worked at University of Illinois part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule
    Great supervisors
    Decent pay

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great campus, great education

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Broadcast Journalism Student in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Broadcast Journalism Student in Champaign, IL

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

    Pros

    I 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!

    Cons

    I 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Event Security

    Current Employee - Event Security in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Event Security in Champaign, IL

    I have been working at University of Illinois part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  9.  

    Government Jobs

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    Current Employee - Pipefitter in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Pipefitter in Champaign, IL

    I have been working at University of Illinois full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fairly easy to advaced if you try in most areas

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good part time job for students

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Dining Hall Student Worker in Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - Dining Hall Student Worker in Champaign, IL

    I worked at University of Illinois part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Monotonous 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Champaign, IL

    I worked at University of Illinois

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Funding 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.

    Recommends

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