University of Illinois Reviews

Updated April 10, 2015
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University of Illinois President Robert A. Easter
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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. Huh

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Illinois

    Pros

    Easy to handle, tuition waiver, relax environment

    Cons

    There not much cons to say about this job

  2. Nice place and Good people.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Illinois

    Pros

    the people there are very nice. I have learned a lot hands-on experiences.

    Cons

    the whether here is bad. Very long winter

  3. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

    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!

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  5. Research assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Illinois

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Stable job environment. Great benefits. Tuition waiver!

    Cons

    Micro management. No real job grown.

  6. 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

  7. Director

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Illinois

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Educational benefits, healthcare insurance, work life balance

    Cons

    Poor leadership, lack of diversity

  8. Long and Hard

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

    I have been working at University of Illinois

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Education and training in the specific field

    Cons

    Long years and no real support for job hunting

    Advice to Management

    Ensure reasonable path top PHD

  9. research assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Illinois

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good work balance

    Cons

    average senior management average training

  10. Re-organization

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    Current Employee - Community Worker in Urbana, IL
    Current Employee - Community Worker in Urbana, IL

    I have been working at University of Illinois

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits if you can stay with the job.

    Cons

    low pay, no accountability for Management,

    Advice to Management

    experience should be recognized and valued in a workplace

  11. 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Give more people an opportunity to acquire permanent shifts

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