University of Illinois at Chicago

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University of Illinois at Chicago Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
294 Reviews
3.8
294 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • If you are looking for work-life balance, this is the place to be (in 10 reviews)

  • Flexible hours and GREAT vacation and sick leave benefits (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • They pay very poorly and the non tenured professors recently went on strike due to the absurdly low pay (in 10 reviews)

  • Company does what it wants to and is not hiring civil service employees again after it stopped (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    UIC is a very good place to work part time as a GRA

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago

    Pros

    Very good work life balance and good compensation benefits

    Cons

    no cons as such for me till now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Research Aide/Assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Assistant/Aide in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Research Assistant/Aide in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Received many valuable lessons and experiences as a research aide. The hands on projects and responsibilities really gave me the experience and tools i needed to get into the workforce confidently.

    P.S. This was my first job out of college, and while it was temporary, I would recommend everybody go through their college employment office to gain valuable "real life" work experince.

    Cons

    Going through a schools hiring system can be tedious and frustrating, but once its done it gets better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upgrade hiring system and web tools.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Graduate Teaching Assistantship

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

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy going, fits very well with the study schedule and the benefits are nice.

    Cons

    Not much to learn after a point of time, though it varies from person to person.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It has been great

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Computer Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Computer Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago

    Pros

    Process oriented training.
    Hands on experience

    Cons

    The compensation and the base pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Students come with a specific skill set. Instead of throwing them in the rut, please find out what they excel at and make use of those skill sets

  6.  

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago

    Pros

    -great supervisor
    -great support for new teachers

    Cons

    -limited personal and sick days

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Research Assistant

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

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago

    Pros

    Great experience to learn the ropes of higher education research, awesome preparation for a grad or professional school prospective student.

    Cons

    None, some difficulty with the application site but experience was positive.

  8.  

    Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Facilities Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Facilities Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    great people
    flexible hours
    management experience

    Cons

    None at the moment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate better

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    UIC was not the place for me.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Office Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Office Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Working independently. Union job - 5 weeks vacation, 2 weeks sick time, 8-10 holidays, 7.5 hour workday.

    Cons

    Impossible to get to unless you drive or live in city near Pink Line. The UIC bus to the hospital from the Metra takes additional 30 minutes. One Year probation for union. Typically fire people 10 months in for lame reasons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers are brilliant people - professors, retired geniuses of their respective fields - but have NO PEOPLE or MANAGEMENT SKILLS. Every day is like handling napalm. No teamwork. "Not My Job" mentality, no one willing to help a new person. Not allowed to contact person formerly in the role.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at University of Illinois at Chicago

    Pros

    Good Pay , Will get a little to learn. More on the tech front. Really good for students. Can try to look for opportunities to learn languages like - C#, Java, html and Content Management Systems.

    Cons

    Hectic job schedule, worst work ethic, lacks planning and co-ordination. Management have to seriously consider it. Sometime the manager/director tries to make you work like a dog.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    I have absolutely enjoyed teaching at UIC.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at University of Illinois at Chicago

    Pros

    Large and diverse group of students in campus, most of the classrooms with modern equipment, close to downtown life, lots of ethnic cuisines nearby campus

    Cons

    Labs are old and not well organized

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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