University of Illinois at Chicago
3.5 of 5 171 reviews
www.uic.edu Chicago, IL 50 to 149 Employees

University of Illinois at Chicago Reviews

Updated Apr 6, 2014
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3.5 171 reviews

                             

71% Approve of the CEO

University of Illinois at Chicago Chancellor Paula Allen-Meares

Paula Allen-Meares

(52 ratings)

69% of employees recommend this company to a friend
171 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "If you are looking for work-life balance, this is the place to be"
    in 8 reviews
  • "Vacation and Sick leave benefits are good"
    in 5 reviews
Cons:
  • "Low pay, management is rude, state institution,"
    in 7 reviews
  • "low salary, no scope of growth, very saturated in terms of career growth"
    in 6 reviews
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High energy higher education institution

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat research institution with robust health sciences colleges amongst its 17 colleges. Great faculty and staff; smart, hard working students. Fantastic location just west of the loop.

ConsHidden secret amongst competing higher ed institutions.

Advice to Senior ManagementLooking forward to greater external relations and marketing presence in order to better put UIC on the map as a great place to study, perform research, teach and work!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Mixed Thoughts

Accounting (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

ProsConvenient, great working environment, respectable, state institution

ConsLow pay, management is rude, state institution,

Advice to Senior ManagementTry to not talk down as much, the job isn't that important stop acting like it is.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Opportunity to get a wide variety of skills to bring with you to jobs you move to next.

Sales/Marketing Intern (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago as an intern for more than a year

ProsMany duties, can meet a lot of new people/connections, relaxed environment.

ConsNo, to little pay, cold calling gets old fast

Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Marketing Director (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

Prosdedicated physicians and great research abilities

Consnot enough funding for groundbreaking research

Advice to Senior Managementtry to get more funding

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good Helps with school

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I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago part-time

ProsDiverse people, Work with well educated people, Promote learning, Tuition discounts and good benefits

ConsLocation, there is red tape because it is a public funded institute. But the pros out way the cons

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

ProsGreat place , excellent opportunities, very good infrastructure to carry out cutting end research.

ConsCold weather and less biotech industries in Illinois

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Research Assistant (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

Proswork and study at same time to solve the tuition issue

Consthe ratio of professor/student is low

Advice to Senior Managementinvest more money

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago

Prosflexible work time, friendly staff, nice city and a lot fun to have. The professors there are nice for most of them, but still some professors are really mean

ConsThe school is near the downtown. No big facility there. It was safe but hard to tell now. Not a very good place to do research. Lack of big companies in the job fair.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work but no where to go

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago full-time

ProsTuition Benefits
Good overall benefits
Culture is open. Co-workers are generally good people
Not a stressful work enviornment

ConsNo advancement opportunities
No career development if you are not faculty
Civil Service for most staff positions
State of Illinois funding

Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop employees to grow, learn and become leaders.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It is really great organization

Graduate Assistant (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

Pros- friendly people
- they clearly define their expectations
- work life balance is good

Cons- you have to be on top of things all the time
- should be highly proactive, else your job will be at stake

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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