University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Reviews

Updated September 21, 2014
Updated September 21, 2014
440 Reviews
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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Phyllis Wise
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114 Ratings

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.  

    Very nice university to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Fantastic job to have as a grad student

    Cons

    Urbana is not the best city in the world

  2.  

    Great company. Great Job.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    best job ever. Not difficult work.

    Cons

    No such cons. Early morning 8am shifts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep the good work coming.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    student

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Pros

    -Less expensive than top-tier private colleges
    -AWESOME engineering program
    -Great athletics
    -Lots of extracurriculars to get involved in
    -Big research university
    -Somewhat diverse (for a midwestern state school)
    -Well-respected

    Cons

    -More expensive than most other state colleges
    -Huge college, somewhat impersonal
    -Programs outside engineering and business are not as well-known
    -Stingy with financial aid (because they don't have much money to give)

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  5.  

    Excellent atmosphere for interdisciplinary research

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Research facilities, expert faculty, easily accessible for research discussions, opportunity to collaborate on interdisciplinary research, large campus, good transport

    Cons

    Some areas where undergraduates involve in drinking may not be safe to be around on weekend nights

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    The university of Illinois at Urbana Champaign is a great place to work.

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    Current Employee - SITE Consultant  in  Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - SITE Consultant in Champaign, IL

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

    Pros

    This job does not require much work and is very relaxed. Get raises every semester even though pay is minimum at work.

    Cons

    Can't think of much besides having to work a minimum of hours per week. Conflicts with school schedule but you can get shifts subbed out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some working environments can be improed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great.

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great work life and student life balance

    Cons

    Politics and pay but what do you expect working for a large university.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Decent pay for part time academic jobs

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    Former Employee - Grader  in  Urbana, IL
    Former Employee - Grader in Urbana, IL

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, Manageable workload, Pays on time

    Cons

    Not any I can think of. Positions tend to get filled up quickly, so you need to apply at least a semester earlier.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    CCSG Departmental IT Support

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

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

    Pros

    -Flexible and plentiful hours
    -Great atmosphere and friendly management
    -Opportunity to learn new skills and teach others
    -Leaders recognized and given additional responsibility, opportunity for advancement
    -Opportunity to interact with departmental faculty and staff

    Cons

    -Sometimes slow
    -Some work very routine

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Best part-time job I've ever had! Also, the student employees had plenty of down time to work on homework.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Office Support Specialist

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    Former Employee - Office Support Specialist  in  Urbana, IL
    Former Employee - Office Support Specialist in Urbana, IL

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

    Pros

    Loved working there. Only left because my husband's work took us elsewhere. Excellent pay, training, benefits, environment...

    Cons

    Can't think of anything at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    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.

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