University of Iowa Reviews

Updated March 3, 2015
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  1. it was awesome

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

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

    Pros

    good not bad it was a good time

    Cons

    not a lot to do but no cons really

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  2. Great place to work for students

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    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 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent pay. Great work environment. Surrounded by great people who are understanding of the student life and willing to work with your schedule.

    Cons

    I can not think of any off the top of my head. This was an all around great experience for me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Teaching and grading TA

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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 a year)

    Pros

    On average, kept hours at about 20
    Professor was very helpful
    Didn't have to create discussion outlines from scratch
    Students were generally interested, bright and engaged

    Cons

    Hours can be very early
    Not all of it's very fun, grading is of course very repetitive
    Of course, some discussion sections are more well behaved than others

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Great place to work!

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

    I worked at University of Iowa

    Pros

    Use best practices and latest standards
    Good team environment

    Cons

    Location in midwest may deter people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Very happy being visiting faculty at UIOWA

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    Current Employee - Visiting Lecturer in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Visiting Lecturer in Iowa City, IA

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

    Pros

    Freedom to structure the course the way I liked it

    Cons

    Nothing major. A central database that has all the information for new faculty would be helpful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. ITS - Student System Analyst

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    Current Employee - Student Systems Analyst in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Student Systems Analyst in Iowa City, IA

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

    Pros

    Great job for students, flexible hours, great co workers, and awesome experience. Got tons of hands on hardware experience as well as software configuration experience. Lastly gain some customer service skills while support university employees.

    Cons

    The pay is not great, but not horrible either. A little bit over minimum wage. For a job that requires a decent skill set, it would be nice if you received better compensation. In the end it is a student job so cant knock them too hard for this. Also wish the full time staff would work more with the students to show them more of the advanced software tools to help increase our experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're doing very well; treat students with respect as equals compared to other employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Loved working here, this is a great place to work during college

    Current Employee - Assistant Service Technician in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Assistant Service Technician in Iowa City, IA

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

    Pros

    The training process was easy, the city is great it has a great environment. They give you off for breaks too which is one of my favorite things because you get to visit family for thanksgiving and christmas.

    Cons

    It is horribly cold in the winter along with super icy every where you go because they use sand to get rid of it and not salt.

  9. I've only worked as a TA in the Computer Science department, but overall I've had no major complaints.

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

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

    Pros

    It completely depends on which professor you are teamed with, but my experiences have been generally positive so far. The amount of work is appropriate, and they are as accommodating as possible with schedules.

    Cons

    The only real problems I've had have been related to miscommunication between professors and students on assignments. I have nothing negative to say about the work environment besides the fact that many of us did not have real offices due to space constraints, which for me is more of a minor inconvenience since I prefer to work at a coffee house, anyway. Oh, and TA assignments are rarely settled more than a couple weeks ahead of the semester's start--at least I knew that I would have one, just not which class.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Teaching assistant

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

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

    Pros

    I got a chance to help my student and upgrade my knowledge and there is good environment to all access that help you to teaching and helping students. There is good compensation and it is well ranked university too.

    Cons

    I did not see any bad approach from any leaderships administration. They are really helpful and try their best to equip you with all necessary materials.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is good to have such good environment in work places and it is to the more profitable to work with your employee very closely. This helps not only to the growth of personal relationship but also to the development and prosperity of the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Steady but uninteresting

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Iowa City, IA

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

    Pros

    Depending on your boss it's low stress, easy work.

    Pay is decent, benefits are very good.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for regular employees to innovate, only the "chosen ones" by management can introduce changes

    Subpar learning environment for a college

    Raises are pretty small and bad employees get the same as the good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to reduce the red tape and cut down on waste from certain employees

    Encourage low level employees to suggest and develop changes instead of fellow MBAs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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