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University of Iowa Reviews in Iowa City, IA

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
225 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits, great community in which to live and raise a family (in 13 reviews)

  • Good benefits, quiet place to live, no traffic, easy access to various facilities, low living cost (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • There is low-pay, but only because the job is created as a learning experience for students (in 7 reviews)

  • Graduate students often just explained enough to get through the experiments, only given simple online training for safety hazards (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Web Developer

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    Former Employee - Web Developer in Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Iowa City, IA

    I worked at University of Iowa full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere. Low pressure environment.

    Cons

    Lack of upward mobility and opportunities to advance in career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow people to pursue careers and grow within the University

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Poor management, stable employment

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Iowa City, IA

    I worked at University of Iowa full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    You don't have to work particularly hard and rarely does anyone get let go.

    Cons

    There's not much upward mobility. Pretty much the only way to get a promotion or a significant pay raise is to get a job offer from another company. Management is much more political than effective.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop playing politics. Hire people for their skills, not their ability to suck up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    research assitant

    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Iowa City, IA

    I have been working at University of Iowa part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good flexibilty and nice people

    Cons

    bad weather and middle of nowhere

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    Outstanding Student-Work Positions

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Iowa City, IA

    I worked at University of Iowa part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working as a student at the University of Iowa was a great experience. Obviously they are extremely attentive to the needs of student workers. But what students may not realize is how crucial an opportunity it is to work for the University in order to expand your network during and after graduation.

    Cons

    Working over Winter and Spring Breaks.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Research Assistant Chemical Engineering

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Iowa City, IA

    I worked at University of Iowa as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Super laid back, works with your schedule, fun and interesting research. enjoyed it a lot

    Cons

    Had to do it for free. Good for experience in interviews post school but would have appreciated at least a stipend or something

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay me mah money!!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great school!

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Iowa City, IA

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

    Pros

    People are very friendly and supportive. Benefits are reasonable.

    Cons

    Leadership sometimes only concern about their well-being. Expect to work more than 40 hours/week.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Teaching Assistant

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Iowa City, IA

    I worked at University of Iowa part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fairly good pay for the amount of work expected, lots of freedom of when you prepare for classes, and can often prepare own agendas

    Cons

    Don't always get to work with the best professors, which makes the job difficult at times. Often told exactly what to do, so there is not a lot of room for creativity. Salary is good for part-time, but not necessarily enough to pay the bills

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    University Of Iowa

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Iowa City, IA

    I have been working at University of Iowa as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The place is warming and welcoming; the people are sweet, the facility is accessible to all populations

    Cons

    It is tough for international students to find work outside of being a student

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open up to more of a wider population because outside of the US can be helpful also

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Wonderful Learning Experience, great work culture

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    Former Employee - Marketing Representative in Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Marketing Representative in Iowa City, IA

    I worked at University of Iowa part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The work culture is fun, hard-working, fast-paced, and creative.

    Cons

    There is low-pay, but only because the job is created as a learning experience for students

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There really could not be any improvements

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Excellent experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Iowa City, IA

    I worked at University of Iowa part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of freedom to create and run your own courses as a graduate instructor.

    Cons

    The pay is low for the amount of responsibility one has.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give graduate instructors higher base pay and incentives.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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