University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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www.uiuc.edu Champaign, IL 500 to 999 Employees

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Reviews in Urbana, IL

Updated Apr 8, 2014
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4.2 137 reviews

                             

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Phyllis Wise

Phyllis Wise

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Research Freedom

Research Assistant (Current Employee)
Urbana, IL

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

ProsIt depends on which professor you are working with. Choose your adviser wisely! I worked in the ECE department. The pay is better than other departments, but still not as good (see cons). The good thing in the ECE department is that you are almost guaranteed to get a TA, as they provide positions for who decided to switch groups.

ConsLow pay. Possibly bad supervisor. Equipment depends on the lab/group you join. Otherwise no complaints.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Extremely stimulating environment to work

Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee)
Urbana, IL

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

ProsThere is a lot of things to discover, new blasting technologies everyday.

ConsSometimes a lot of work but this is what research is about

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Solid Institution

Research and Consultant (Former Employee)
Urbana, IL

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

ProsGreat people, great research, facilities, opportunities

ConsLocation is remote but the town is really fun, good for families

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great internship

Intern (Former Employee)
Urbana, IL

I worked at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as an intern for more than a year

ProsGreat working environment. Friendly and supportive employees.

ConsDid not receive opportunity to move up from internship

Advice to Senior ManagementN/a

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Dining Hall Worker

Student Supervisor (Current Employee)
Urbana, IL

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

Pros- Meet a lot of new people
- Great way to work and have time for class
- Raises are given every semester
- Good way to learn about how to deal with conflict in the workplace

Cons- Horrible management
- New rules are implemented often
- High turnover
- Lack of structure
- Bad communication amongst employers and employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great educational environment

PhD Candidate (Current Employee)
Urbana, IL

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

ProsExcellent students and professors
Have everything I need for my research

ConsWeather (long winter), insurance, one-month no salary (August)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good experience as Undergraduate TA

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (Current Employee)
Urbana, IL

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

ProsConvenient to work for the University while taking classes. The culture is great - everyone really cares about what they are doing. It's a pretty easy job if you know what you're doing, and there are plenty of opportunities to do more or less. Compensation is fine considering the job, and the hours are flexible.

ConsHonestly, there are no significant cons. Obviously, there isn't opportunity to "advance," but you can do more creative work if you want. The flexibility in the job really makes up for any potential cons.

Advice to Senior ManagementThis is a pretty good job to have as an undergraduate - more classes with undergrad Teaching Assistants would probably be beneficial for all (the professor, the students in the class, and the TAs).

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Awesome part time work in college

Computer Lab Site Consultant (Former Employee)
Urbana, IL

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

ProsBi-annual raises, relaxed work atmosphere

ConsStart at minimum wage, not much opportunity for growth

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't close the ICS Computer Labs!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Short-term scholar

Short Term Scholar (Former Employee)
Urbana, IL

I worked at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as an intern for less than a year

ProsI worked as a short-term scholar at CEE department and there was very nice environment. Everyone was nice and would like to help!

ConsHigh work load. Small college town lack of fun stuff, isolated from the outerworld. Anyway, you still have the opportunity to go to Chicago.

Advice to Senior ManagementEveryone was doing their job well. The management was good!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Student worker at University Dining

Student Worker (Former Employee)
Urbana, IL

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

ProsYou get the employee benefit meals! If you work a early lunch shift you only have to work for one and a half hours and you can have lunch for free in the dining hall.

ConsSome dinner shifts tend to be long and sometimes tiring. Also sometimes your cloth would get the smell of the food if you stay too long in the dining halls, and it could be annoying.

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