University of Iowa Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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  1. Teaching Assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Iowa City, IA
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Iowa City, IA

    I have been working at University of Iowa as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to develop teaching and art skills while in graduate school. The graduate student union was strong and advocated for TAs aggressively. My experience was positive, though I was already in a solid position when I applied.

    Cons

    I didn't have any cons while I worked at the campus. Student workers were treated well, and the university maintained a focus on learning, creativity, and excellence.

    Advice to Management

    Don't accept the ridiculous proposal for students to "vote out" faculty. As a TA I relied on student feedback to provide me information to improve, and the "shark tank" culture being proposed for university implementation will only lead to terminations based in bias and discrimination rather than quantifiable contributions to excellence at the University.


  2. Great Benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Iowa City, IA

    I have been working at University of Iowa (Less than a year)

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are amazing, UIHC really takes care of their employees. Paid vacation and sick days, amazing insurance, discounted gym memberships, retirement...

    Cons

    From what I've heard, there is a 3 year waitlist for parking.

    Advice to Management

    I only work in a small sector of the hospital, so I don't think I can speak for everyone. I have not had the best experience with my upper management, they're great people, but I think they need to listen more carefully to employee's thoughts and concerns.


  3. great place to work if you like teaching or research

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Research Scientist in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Associate Research Scientist in Iowa City, IA

    I have been working at University of Iowa full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Academic environment provides challenging scientific projects to work on and intelligent people to interact with. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Somewhat isolated and less career options compared to metro areas. Salaries not very competitive due to the same reason.

    Advice to Management

    I have not much advice to the management as I have been pretty much self managed the whole time of my employment. There is an annual employee self evaluation, which is one of the rare opportunities of interaction between me and my supervisor. The management of research staff and activities is different from managing an enterprise I guess.


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  5. revenue Cycle

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Revenue Cycle Representative in Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Revenue Cycle Representative in Iowa City, IA

    I worked at University of Iowa

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits, Alot of nice people

    Cons

    Management sucks at least in the coding department

    Advice to Management

    can't do the jobs without doctors


  6. Diverse, more programs, offer more courses, very good for hydraulics, hydrology, water resources students

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Iowa City, IA

    I have been working at University of Iowa

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Renowned hydraulics lab is a part of Civil department

    Cons

    I do not have any cons

    Advice to Management

    no


  7. GOOD ENOUGH

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Iowa City, IA

    I worked at University of Iowa

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Covered most of tuition and fee. Covered most of required insurance even the dental one! Gained a lot of experience from work. Learned how to balance work and study.

    Cons

    No cons based on my experience


  8. Decent School to work at

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Iowa City, IA

    I worked at University of Iowa part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a large school so there is a lot of opportunity and potential for growth. Lots of good resources and other teachers to interact with.

    Cons

    I would like if it was more cohesive, I worked in the business building so there was lots of different ideas.


  9. Student Advisor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Advisor in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Student Advisor in Iowa City, IA

    I have been working at University of Iowa

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management is very open to listening to employees. The technology access for employees is very convenient and easy to use. Benefits are excellent!

    Cons

    The winters can be rough, but the city and the university do a very good job of clearing streets and walkways. If you department is very small, it can be difficult to advance.

    Advice to Management

    I have no particular advice to management. I very much enjoy working for not only my direct manager but I also have a very good opinion of the senior management especially our VP.


  10. Great Supervisors, and very flexible to student schedule

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Iowa City, IA

    I have been working at University of Iowa part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    They have a very flexible schedule to work well with students and our strange work schedule. Its a great quite place to get some of your online work done.

    Cons

    Sometimes in order to get a good amount of hours you have to work over night or very early morning shifts. Sometimes graduate students in the Library Science program don't contribute as much help as may be needed when at the service desk. Working in circulation has no windows and can be boring at time.

    Advice to Management

    No advice or recommendation to management, however I have a twenty word minimum, so I a writing here just to write something. The management is really just great!


  11. Working for this University kept me afloat during college

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ITS Receptionist in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - ITS Receptionist in Iowa City, IA

    I have been working at University of Iowa part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    In college it is important to have a balance between work, school, and your social life. Luckily, here they are generous and flexible with hours and taking time off.

    Cons

    Of course nothing is perfect, unfortunately the pay is weak. But that is expected at this level of job.

    Advice to Management

    I think it is a perfect college job



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