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  1.  

    Great Job Experience!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Student Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours with your own work schedule
    Upper Management very open to suggestions
    Relaxed work environment
    Very Friendly Staff and easy to talk to

    Cons

    Should fire incompetent staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire incompetent staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Working at UIC College of Dentistry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse II and Clinical Management in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse II and Clinical Management in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago

    Pros

    Excellent salary and benefits
    Day shift, no weekends or holidays
    Civil Service and union status

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and direction
    Difficult to implement positive changes
    Resistance to improvements/changes
    Lack of mentoring of employees
    Lack of encouragement to attend training or further career
    Small pay raises
    Employees not monitored for work performance, lack of performance reviews

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage staff to get additional training in their field, attend classes, seminars, etc. Include employees in leadership decisions and/or communicate more thoroughly changes being implemented. Review leadership and managers for performance improvement and terminate the employment of those who have shown no improvements in their department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Perform research under supervision of faculty, publish papers, travel to conferences, give public demos

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    - Good benefits (dental + vision, in addition to contribution towards CampusCare insurance)
    - Flexible hours
    - Define your own research score and problems, to some degree
    - Travel to conferences (if your lab has funding for it)

    Cons

    - Relatively high cost of living in Chicago

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Teachers Aide I (Undergrad Tutor)

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant I in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant I in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, Great Environment for Work

    Cons

    Won't get many hours starting out

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Minimally adequate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Research Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Research Specialist in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Offered some nice benefits with a PPO that had a maximum out of pocket medical expenses of $900 per year. However, that changed this year; the max is not $6,000. The rationale given is that more is covered. However, I would prefer a choice to keep the max per year lower.

    Cons

    Much of the benefits is determined via their website. While helpful, there is a limited number of staff members to respond to questions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Learned a lot from my profesor!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - I Have No Job for My Program in Chicago, IL
    Current Intern - I Have No Job for My Program in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    GOOD place to develop leadership and making friends.

    Cons

    too much useless emails, i dont like the register system!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    extend the class time so more rooms can be used.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Sky is the limit!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Tremendous opportunities exist for growth due to the wide ranging research areas one can pursue at UIC. Everyone is very supportive of each other.

    Cons

    I can't think of one. I have learnt something new everyday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    May be they can reduce the quantity of paperwork required for the approval of research via IRB.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent work culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Visiting Project Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Visiting Project Coordinator in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Outstanding benefits, good pay, friendly work culture. Opportunities to take courses for free or at reduced tuition. Overall, the administrative, clerical and support teams are very helpful and work as teams. Motivation to keep going is built in every time you meet a student on campus or a patient at the hospital, because your reason to serve is always visible.

    Cons

    Funding is always an issue, and fear of budget cuts is palpable on campus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is so much to overcome just dealing with being in a place with politics like Illinois and Chicago. Please keep people who have political savvy at the helm.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good people, long term gig

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Graphic Designer in Chicago, IL
    Current Contractor - Graphic Designer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    work-life balance, training, benefits, perks, laid back environment

    Cons

    personal growth, in office politics, offices are shabby and old

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage more with your team.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Advanced knowledge in biomedical field

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Good training, collaboration possibilities,friendly educational environment

    Cons

    Poor benefits, bad health insurance, no work-life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase budget resources

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