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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.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Time flexibility, great leadership, technology advancement, nice perks and incentives, friendly enviroment

    Cons

    Limited growth scope, fewer chances of promotions, less number of holidays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Introduce new ideas and ways for employee growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago

    Pros

    very descent uni and work place

    Cons

    too many international students from asoa

  3.  

    Very good experience as a Graduate Teaching Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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 as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good culture
    Excellent perks
    Great company values

    Cons

    Be prepared for hectic schedule.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member Services Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Member Services Representative in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    -The people you work with
    -The environment
    -flexibility of the work schedule

    Cons

    -a few company policies
    -few faculty managment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -fix towel situation
    -train management to be more polite to their employees

    Recommends
  6.  

    UIC Review

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    Current Employee - Business Administration Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Business Administration Associate in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Benefits, only work 8 hours a day, lots of vacation days

    Cons

    Low pay, little chance to move up, politics run this place

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good vacation time but very little pay

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Administrative Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Business Administrative Associate in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    You get 24 vacation days and 11 sick days per year.

    Cons

    Below average salary, very little or no raise even if you try to negotiate, rare promotions and lots of politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain your best employees and use them for their strengths as oppose to have them do work a student employee can do.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounting Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Accounting Assistant in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    environment, people, language, accounting, meal

    Cons

    database. reconciliation, bookkeeping,invoice, budget

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more pushing,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Director of cancer research and biology, bioengineering, and medical educator

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor

    I worked at University of Illinois at Chicago full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Experience and success in the past with inventions, discoveries about the natural world, and excellence awards in teaching undergraduates, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and medical residents

    Cons

    The university systems have dramatically changed during the past 10 years from an opportunity to develop a profession to a business model.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nature provides the best models for innovation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Depends on the department

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research and/Or Teaching Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Graduate Research and/Or Teaching Assistant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at University of Illinois at Chicago as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    As a graduate assistant, your schedule can be pretty flexible and people are generally interested in your professional development/growth.

    Cons

    The office culture very much depends on the specific department and supervisor. Some are great, others are not. Regardless of the department, there is always a lot of bureaucracy to deal with in terms of procedures (e.g., getting set up to be paid, getting reimbursed for travel if this is relevant to your work, etc.).

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to start

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Good crowd
    Decent pay
    Good cafe
    Flexible hours

    Cons

    Stagnant job
    Upgrade technology used
    Invest in better PC's

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upgrade technology

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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