University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Updated July 27, 2015
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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Phyllis Wise
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Pros
  • Very interactive work environment (in 18 reviews)

  • Flexible work schedule and reasonable pay (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • small town makes you sometimes bored; (in 17 reviews)

  • location is not convenient, not close to big cities (in 13 reviews)

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  1. UIUC good employer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Pros

    flexible time and good pay

    Cons

    relatively isolated place and boring location


  2. Graduate Research Assistant - UIUC

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign full-time

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

    Pros

    I'm really happy with my decision to go to graduate school in the chemistry program at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In this field, it is normal to receive full tuition benefits and a stipend. The current stipend is about $25000/year, and it's plenty to live on in a town where you can easily find a one-bedroom apartment for $500/month. I find the atmosphere to be collaborative between groups and we have some of the best characterization facilities in the country.

    Cons

    If you end up needing to be a teaching assistant rather than a research assistant, which depends on your PI's money flow, it seems to be widely varied in how much time and effort will be required for the teaching part of your graduate career. Some appointments seem too heavy on the time commitments, when you must do research as well.

    Advice to Management

    Management seems to actually care about the student employees. I know that some graduate students in other areas (not physical or life sciences) don't feel the same, but there is more money in the science departments. Keep doing what you're doing.


  3. Good part-time campus job

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    Current Employee - Ews
    Current Employee - Ews

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Pros

    Flexible hours, work in computer labs, free time

    Cons

    May get bored sitting in front of a computer


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  5. Fantastic University to work at

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Champaign, IL

    I worked at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Regardless of your job title, you are treated as part of the team and given a chance to voice your opinion.

    Cons

    Sometimes, outlooks are stuck in the 'old ways'.


  6. Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Champaign, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great university to work with, good environment

    Cons

    A little small town without much fun activities


  7. Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Be around young people, college professors, very nice atmosphere, beautiful campus

    Cons

    COntract workers don't get benefits, lots of budget cuts adds anxiety

    Advice to Management

    FOcus on creating a world class academic institution, less on the business-y things


  8. Exposure to how a big, rural institution functions.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign full-time

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

    Pros

    As an employee at UIUC, you will learn a lot about the experience of working at a Big 10, rural, research 1 institution. If this is your career goal, this is a great place to land.

    Cons

    Often felt like UIUC was built on the good-old-boys system. Opportunities for advancement for people of color or for women is more difficult than it is for male counterparts. Although this may be true in many organizations, it seemed to be a theme that weaved through many employees' experiences.

    Advice to Management

    Try harder to promote folks from within or you will continue to lose important institutional knowledge.


  9. Great place to work as a student

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign part-time

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

    Pros

    Great hours, benefits, and flexible with class schedule

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult to balance school work and job but they'll work with you!


  10. Research Developer

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    Current Employee - Research Developer
    Current Employee - Research Developer

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Never saw senior management, relaxed work environment, flexible

    Cons

    Lots of stupid things to do an intern could have done. On the other hand if you view yourself as a really well-paid intern it's ok.


  11. Physics Lecture Help

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers and the boss was really nice, work is usually interesting

    Cons

    Since we couldn't do anything while there's a lecture, there is a wait time of an hour or so before a rush to finish setting up in 20 minutes.



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