University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
519 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Generally a pretty flexible work environment depending on the department you get hired at (in 18 reviews)

  • If you enjoy good work-life balance, this is the place to be (in 9 reviews)


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

  • A little bit far away from big cities (in 13 reviews)

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  1.  

    I love UIUC

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

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

    Pros

    As a student, the RA position is definitely the best suitable one. Depends on professor, your life would be different.

    Cons

    1. Much difference from industry, from software, hardware and so on
    2. Professors are more cared about Publications. They don't care the codes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More collaboration with company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Graduate student who graduated

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    Former Employee - Ph D Graduate Student in Urbana, IL
    Former Employee - Ph D Graduate Student in Urbana, IL

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

    Pros

    great program, learned a ton
    the bar is very high and now I feel like an expert in the field
    worked hard and could sometimes grab a drink afterwords.
    great community of other grad students.
    no cut-throat B.S.

    Cons

    you know, at the time I would have told you I hated it but now that i'm done it was actually some of the best years of my life. Met my spouse and best friends there.
    the only thing is that its tough being in grad school, never had any money, going to the doctor/dentist was difficult on the school's insurance so i avoided it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The faculty at the physical science department that I graduated from needs to treat their support staff like actual people. They're there to help, so don't treat them like their less than human. Its fine, i guess to be tough on grad students, because we can be lazy and unprofessional, but don't let that carry over to your secretaries and building service staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    The best experience I had as a college student was in UIUC. I learned so much both in class and activities.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Pros

    Great faculty and classes, study environments, variety of organizations and activities to participate.

    Cons

    Location is somewhat urban based.

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    Student Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Pros

    Very involved with recruiting. Very lenient on when to come in if you are busy with school work

    Cons

    Busy work, anyone can do it. Good to have extra $ on the side.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Fantastic place for student employment!

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    Current Employee - Desk Clerk in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Desk Clerk in Champaign, IL

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

    Pros

    Friendly management, great positive atmosphere, flexible with classes.

    Cons

    Hard to work and go to school

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    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 a year)

    Pros

    Great research-oriented university with many excellent professors.

    Cons

    Life could be a bit dull compared to major cities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Fantastic environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours for anybody employed especially students

    Cons

    Not the best pay rates but you can eventually earn more and it looks great on a resume

  9.  

    They were very accommodating and did a great job at training.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Pros

    Flexible, great employees and staff members.

    Cons

    does not pay as well for the work you do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Student

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good engineering departments and beautiful town

    Cons

    Far from city and winter is cold

  11.  

    Graduate Research Assistant

    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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Campus facilities, low living cost

    Cons

    The place is in the middle of the cornfield

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