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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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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.  

    Wonderful Learning Experience, great work culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Great place to start out at, not a long term career though.

    Current Employee - Police Dispatcher in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Police Dispatcher in Iowa City, IA

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

    Pros

    The benefits are great and the people I work with are awesome. There's also a lot of down time if you have other things to work on (this can also be a con when you don't have anything to do and you get really bored). You can usually work as much or as little overtime as you want.

    Cons

    The salary is much lower than you would get working for a normal city or county dispatch center. The University is also a much slower place to work, there's not nearly as much action as the city gets.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Greatest part-time job with great management

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    Former Employee - Student Dining Associate in Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Student Dining Associate in Iowa City, IA

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

    Pros

    • Handled customer complaints regarding hygiene control and safety procedure
    • Completed assigned duties within each shift according to well-planned time management

    Cons

    • Nothing much to learn

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Outstanding employer

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

    I worked at University of Iowa part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great community in which to live and raise a family

    Cons

    none I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Outstanding research opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The university offers competitive compensation for the area's low cost of living. Colleagues are very open to collaboration across divisions and departments.

    Cons

    It can be very difficult to get to work, especially in inclement weather, due to significant lack of parking and limited public transit options. Limited and poor dining options on west campus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make your employees want to come to work and stay at work. Amenities are too few and far between.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent Education

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

    I worked at University of Iowa part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    One on one mentoring and opportunities for collaborative research

    Cons

    Academics are contentious. Some folks here are better than other. Avoid those who are allot of talk and little do....

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Great first time research experience, wish i would have done more.

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

    I worked at University of Iowa as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    A lot of flexibility with scheduling, Graduate students were very helpful in getting started and explaining advanced concepts, it was a very relaxed environment.

    Cons

    Graduate students often just explained enough to get through the experiments, only given simple online training for safety hazards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make research opportunities more accessible to students and give more options for student idea-based research topics.

  9.  

    Very satisfied

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

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

    Pros

    Great work environment and people. very flexible.

    Cons

    Parking is horrendous, you almost certainly have to pay to park off campus and take a free campus bus in every morning.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Iowa OSA

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

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

    Pros

    Good archaeologists. You will learn a lot.

    Cons

    You have to really push the beaurocracy to get your per diem.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    "Cool working atmosphere"

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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 an year)

    Pros

    Most of the Professors are very understanding and helping. Good pay for a student job, covers health insurance and most of the tution. Not allot of pressure like other graduate assistant jobs.

    Cons

    Overall for this job, I think CS Department is pretty nice and cool. More work load in the finals week.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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