University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
419 Reviews

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Phyllis Wise
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Encouraging work environment and a great place to learn (in 13 reviews)

  • Get to learn a lot on the job, because many tasks will eb handed to you to do (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • small town makes you sometimes bored; (in 16 reviews)

  • Little social life; town is isolated from any big cities (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    If you are ok with small cities, best environment to be a grad student/research assistant

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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 Urbana-Champaign for more than a year

    Pros

    As a grad student, you basically work on your own project and still it brings along so many benefits like tuition waiver, health insurance and stipend. Great environment to do research. Great people to work with. Lots of opportunities after graduation.

    Cons

    You have to like working a lot, because that's what is expected of you and there is not much else to do around here anyway.

  2.  

    Well, overall it was quite pleasant. The faculties are nice, the students are smart, and the workload is fair.

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant 50%  in  Urbana, IL
    Current Employee - Research Assistant 50% in Urbana, IL

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The price of living at this place is quite low compared to other major cities in the states. However, the weather is too cold in the winter.

    Cons

    The location makes the opportunities of getting hired fairly small since it is in the mid-west, though there are some local companies around in this area.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Wonderful 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

    Pros

    The best thing is University Environment, very friendly people to work with.

    Cons

    None. Unless you do not like to be in the middle of corn field.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Very good leaning opportunity

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Champaign, IL

    I worked at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Education is second to none
    Free tuition as grad student

    Cons

    Professors are not always accessible for students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be available

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent Place to Work

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

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, career opportunities, excellent work environment

    Cons

    Not that I can remember

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    The science, the campus (including its facilities), the community, and the city --- I liked them all.

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant 50%  in  Urbana, IL
    Current Employee - Research Assistant 50% in Urbana, IL

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    1. Thriving community, 2. the CS department ranks in the top 5 nationwide, 3. the city is relatively less expensive

    Cons

    1. Winter, 2. far from any big city (it is a ~2.5 hr drive from Chicago, ~2 hr from Indianapolis)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Graduate research assistant

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

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Dynamic environment; Reputable professors; Abundant study resources; Low living cost.

    Cons

    Not close to major cities except Chicago

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Student

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great Engr. School in the Midwest

    Cons

    Too high faculty to student ratio

  10.  

    IT

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    Former Employee - IT Support  in  Urbana, IL
    Former Employee - IT Support in Urbana, IL

    I worked at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent pay for a student, flexible hours, very nice bosses.

    Cons

    None I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Student

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Pros

    Very good campus and rich resource

    Cons

    There are limited job opportunities around that area

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