University of Illinois Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
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  1. Great, lots of freedom, interesting people with which to work.

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Champaign, IL

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

    Pros

    Cool, smart people with which to work, research, events, action. Always something going on to broaden your horizons. Athletics, concerts, seminars, what more could a curious person ask for?

    Cons

    Required to do research, deadlines, cold weather. Pay could be better, but hey; I'm a graduate student. Our lot is to suffer. All in all it's a great life while you are here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow your graduate students to buy into the retirement system. Not just the dumb, "everyone can use this for their personal savings" account. Let them buy into the state teachers retirement. We are teaching your classes, encourage youth to save for the future!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. I work as a research assitant at uiuc

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

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

    Pros

    the place is quite for studying

    Cons

    it is too cold in winter

  3. 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 a 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
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  5. A good choice for on-campus employment opportunity

    Former Employee - Event Staff Member in Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - Event Staff Member in Champaign, IL

    I worked at University of Illinois part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours. Minimum times of attendanc each semester is acceptable.

    Cons

    Working in some larger events like concerts might become very stressful.

  6. 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
  7. An incredible experience from both an academic and professional point of view.

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    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 a 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
  8. It was laid back

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    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 a 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
  9. Great Student Employment Opportunities

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    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
  10. Great campus, great education

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    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
  11. 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 a 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

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