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University of Illinois at Chicago Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
291 Reviews
3.8
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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.  

    good place to be seen

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago

    Pros

    like the coffee in the am

    Cons

    it is not bad to be

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better ressed and clean up

  2.  

    office assistant

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

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

    Pros

    hours are flexible, staff very understanding, office culture great

    Cons

    pay isn't the best but job title also isn't the best, bureaucracy of school

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    GREAT place to work and study

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Urbana, IL
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Urbana, IL

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

    Pros

    cutting edge research facilities, famous professors

    Cons

    campus is in a small town, boring and cold in the winter

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Excellent work culture

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    Former Employee - Visiting Project Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Visiting Project Coordinator in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Outstanding benefits, good pay, friendly work culture. Opportunities to take courses for free or at reduced tuition. Overall, the administrative, clerical and support teams are very helpful and work as teams. Motivation to keep going is built in every time you meet a student on campus or a patient at the hospital, because your reason to serve is always visible.

    Cons

    Funding is always an issue, and fear of budget cuts is palpable on campus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is so much to overcome just dealing with being in a place with politics like Illinois and Chicago. Please keep people who have political savvy at the helm.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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

  7.  

    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 a year)

    Pros

    Good income for student to support his education

    Cons

    Strict time schedule for RA

  8.  

    Music Director

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    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 a 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
  9.  

    Good experience

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    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
  10.  

    Great experience!

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    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 a 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
  11.  

    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 a 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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