University of Illinois at Chicago

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University of Illinois at Chicago Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
278 Reviews
3.7
278 Reviews
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University of Illinois at Chicago Chancellor Paula Allen-Meares
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I have absolutely enjoyed teaching at UIC.

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    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
  2.  

    Great Job Experience!

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    • 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 an 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
  3.  

    Tutor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great work enviroment,everyone understands math easily.

    Cons

    Some students do not study which may cause stress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    clinical pharmacist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago

    Pros

    This is a very large academia center.

    Cons

    It's a public school, so it's very slow.

  6.  

    Working at UIC College of Dentistry

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    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
  7.  

    Minimally adequate

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    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 an 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
  8.  

    Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very considerate of school time

    Cons

    would be nice if more hours were allotted

    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Computer Specialist I

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very friendly environment. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Great Place to work at !!

  10.  

    Teachers Aide I (Undergrad Tutor)

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    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 an year)

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, Great Environment for Work

    Cons

    Won't get many hours starting out

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

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

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    • 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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