University of Illinois at Chicago Reviews

Updated April 20, 2015
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  1. Fantastic way to gain experience in the medical field, particularly if you're thinking about going into medicine.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Illinois at Chicago full-time

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

    Pros

    -Great way to gain exposure to medical field
    -Many professionals willing to discuss their careers
    -Opportunity to learn a great deal

    Cons

    -The university structure is highly bureaucratic, which severely limits any room for professional growth within the organization

  2. UIC Physics Teaching Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Physics department will give you tuition fee wavier, dental and vision coverage. TA job is relatively easy and not time-consuming.

    Cons

    There are no too much opportunities to grow. Few things you may learn from the TA job, salary/compensation is so low that it barely enough to support yourself.

  3. Great Benefits, and research atmosphere

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The University give 2 sick days and2 vacation days the first day of employment, and you are given 2 of each per month of employment

    Cons

    The amount of hours can be rough, but that is to be somewhat expected

    Advice to Management

    Would be nice to have a better work life balance, but there is a great amount of pressure to get results

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  5. Good place to work especially geographically

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

    I worked at University of Illinois at Chicago

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great geographical location, Fun place to work, flexible schedule, lots of resources to use, convenient commute

    Cons

    Relatively low compensation, lack of training, very rare increase in salaries

  6. Good place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Illinois at Chicago

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Downtown
    -flexible work schedule
    - diverse
    - excellent student community

    Cons

    -Could increase compensation
    -Holidays using snow time could be more
    -more staff recreational activities
    -improve infrastructure

    Advice to Management

    -

  7. I worked for campus housing so this isn't a review of UIC as a whole just that segment.

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    Current Employee - Desk Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Desk Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, free housing in the summer, working with students, not having to commute.

    Cons

    Pay, the work demand, very stressful and it is placed on you

    Advice to Management

    You all need to listen to the lower staff. When stuff hits the fan it always falls on us.

  8. Good Benefits, Lots of Red Tape

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    UIC offers a good benefits package.

    Cons

    It is a large institution with a lot of red tape. In the past, the leadership has been unstable - hopefully with new leadership this will change.

  9. Research work at UIC

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Illinois at Chicago

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They have good benefits and vacation time. Almost everyone I worked with directly was very friendly.

    Cons

    The area is not perfectly safe but if you use common sense you shouldn't have too many problems. My car was broken into once so now I move it in the early evening if I have to stay late. Research funding in general is also very poor now so all the professors here are feeling it (and at many other places unfortunately).

    Advice to Management

    I wish there were some other way to develop or increase the University's own research funds (and allocation, since NIH money is drying up, all the biological sciences need help).

  10. Decent

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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 part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    For teaching assistants: Tuition waiver, little work during winter break.

    Cons

    Undergrads are not prepared or supported to succeed.

  11. Great place for Massage Therapists

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    Former Employee - Massage Therapist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Massage Therapist in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great location. Flexible work hours. Very accommodating. Amazing recreation facility.

    Cons

    Rooms are a bit small.
    It can get a bit loud while in a massage session because there are personal training sessions going on outside of the room.

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