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University of Illinois at Chicago Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
268 Reviews
3.7
268 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • If you are looking for work-life balance, this is the place to be (in 9 reviews)

  • Vacation and Sick leave benefits are good (in 6 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.  

    Benefits as a student

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    You get nothing offered besides the occasional free meal or pop. It helps asan incentive because theygive mor benefits to peoplewho work more hours.

    Cons

    If I get injured at work then who is supposed to help me pay for it? It would be nice if I could get a paid vacation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Advanced knowledge in biomedical field

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    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

  3.  

    Typical for Research Assistant

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    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 part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good income for student to support his education

    Cons

    Strict time schedule for RA

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  5.  

    Music Director

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Music Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Music Director in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Very flexible work schedule with supportive staff. There are weekly meetings and you get to listen to a lot of great music. Much of the music that you receive is sent directly from large promotion groups and record labels, so you do get direct music industry experience.

    Cons

    There is not much training for the position and can often be too flexible. Because it is a student position, you work at minimum wage.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    After working here for 10 years, it is clear that this university is a microcosm of Chicago and the higher ed sector. Overall, I would recommend because there are opps for growth, many learning opps and creative, interesting people.

    Cons

    With the opps for learning, most systems are university-specific. Not sure how universal and transferable systems are to other universities. That said, stretching and learning can paradoxically help you always.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago

    Pros

    working on current, innovative research within academic environment.

    Cons

    i work way more than I am contracted for

  8.  

    Great experience!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Hours are flexible depending on departments and supervisors. Great co-workers. Love the campus and easily accessible by CTA.

    Cons

    Promotions or advancement is limited. Constant constructions nearby might be a pain.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    IT at a University

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    Former Employee - IT Technical Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - IT Technical Associate in Chicago, IL

    I worked at University of Illinois at Chicago as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Well paying job for the work given
    - Ability to create a new contract or adjust
    - Chance to move to a full time position
    - Friendly, experienced, and approachable management

    Cons

    - lack of growth
    - lack of opportunity to learn more

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Keep doing what you guys are doing, you are doing great and support us fully
    - At times our requests are not followed through but you can't expect much from a public insitution

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great Benefits and Work Life Balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Aid Counselor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Financial Aid Counselor in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    The benefits package is unbeatable...plus the tuition waiver if you want to continue your education. Relaxed and professional environment with good (not great) pay

    Cons

    Good (not great) pay...advancement is based on seniority and unwritten HR rules

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take tips from the private sector, a lot of problems could be avoided with more efficiency

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to work, good salary and benefits

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    Former Employee - Nurse in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Nurse in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Good salary, good benefits, close to all major hospitals in Chicago

    Cons

    You need to know somebody there to get a job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more involve with your employees

    Recommends
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