University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Reviews

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
458 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Learn a lot, very big campus as well as good facilities (in 8 reviews)

  • Great place for engineering/physical sciences (in 14 reviews)


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

  • A little bit far away from big city, sometimes feel bored especially during the summer (in 12 reviews)

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  1.  

    Nice opportunity for graduate students

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

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

    Pros

    Payment is relatively high considering that tuition is also waived for teaching assistants.
    Work amount is reasonable.
    Professors are nice and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Balance between work and research. For some courses, work amount is significant higher than others.

  2.  

    Wonderful University for Engineering

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Prestigious university of engineering, great opportunities of research and leading professors. Champaign-Urbana is a good and cheap place for life

    Cons

    location I guess. The twin cities are in the middle of nowhere. You have to drive two and half hours to Chicago for a fair meal which is discouraging.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Very good place

    Current Employee - Stduent in Urbana, IL
    Current Employee - Stduent in Urbana, IL

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

    Pros

    Learn a lot, very big campus as well as good facilities. Definetly recommand to other people in the future

    Cons

    To bid sometime to just walk around. Really really cold at winter. Bad food of course. However, life expense is not very high

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good.

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  5.  

    Excellent school

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The people here are fantastic. Very sociable, plus they know what they're doing

    Cons

    In the middle of nowhere

  6.  

    Postdoctoral Fellow

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Urbana, IL
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Urbana, IL

    I worked at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    great research university, good environment

    Cons

    funding for postdocs, more opportunities to stay

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    a good place to work in

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The professors are very well-known, they are patient and nice.

    Cons

    hmm, the winter is long.....

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    As a student worker at a residence hall, I am very satisfied with my on-campus job at UIUC.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very flexible work schedule. Minimal tasks to do at the beginning of a shift. After completing your tasks, you can do whatever you want at the desk such as homework or study.

    Cons

    Sometimes you get stuck working late night/early morning shifts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. The way everything is run is just fine.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineering Post-doc

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Urbana, IL
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Urbana, IL

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

    Pros

    I have a great advisor who is extremely supportive without being overbearing. I know there are many highly regarded faculty on campus. I have recieved great support on my own personal research. Also, I would say that I have met many interesting people doing interesting things in other departments. Great place for engineering/physical sciences. Great post-doc experience.

    Cons

    I don't have any real cons. I'm sure there is somebody somewhere on campus doing something stupid in management, but I don't really pay attention to the politics. If you want to come here and do research, it's a great place.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Undergraduate Researcher

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Researcher in Urbana, IL
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Researcher in Urbana, IL

    I worked at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Get a chance to work with professor and do some research before going to Grad school so that you can get a sense how phd life is like.

    Cons

    salary is pretty low compared to that in the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pretty good.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    The best place anyone would ever want to go for college.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    Pros

    Great education, great towns, great culture.

    Cons

    Nothing. place is really great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great place to learn and play.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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