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University of Iowa Reviews in Iowa City, IA

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
208 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

  • Great work environment and people (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • You start out at a low pay and yearly raises are next to nothing (in 5 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.  

    Rewarding Experience

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

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

    Pros

    Nice workmates, flexible arrangements, nice supervisors

    Cons

    time is not set and is changing all the way

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Working at UIowa

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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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very good plasma physics groups. Plasma physics at Uiowa is one of the best in USA. You do really good research and have collaborations with the best in the world.

    Cons

    You need to work hard to meet your goals, and that is not a con. Cannot think of any cons. You have to do your work fast and publish.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Approves of CEO
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    Wonderful place to work and love my job.

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator  in  Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Iowa City, IA

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

    Pros

    There are lots of opportunities within the University or Hospitals and Clinics and the University is very supportive of finding the best role for each person and utilizing existing talent.

    Cons

    Being very large, there is always a lot to learn about how things work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consistency.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Performing Arts Production Unit

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

    I worked at University of Iowa part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I was able to work on both Opera and Dance, expanding my resume and giving me valuable experience in a safe work environment.

    Cons

    I was only able to work on a single dance project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank you for the excellent support.

  6.  

    Humanities graduate student

    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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The humanities programs at Iowa are decent, Iowa City has a lot of culture for a small town, and graduate student compensation is pretty good.

    Cons

    It's graduate school. You work long hours for relatively little thanks or credit. Classes and research leave little time to work outside of a TAship or RAship.

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    Awesome working atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Graduate Student Researcher  in  Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Iowa City, IA

    I worked at University of Iowa full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Small town environment
    Affordable cost of living
    Midwest hospitality

    Cons

    Far from big cities
    the only place you have to pay your own tuition among the Big Ten
    Not much collaborations with other top ranked universities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I was TA in Chemistry

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

    I worked at University of Iowa full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice and calm city,people are amicable and free bus service for the university and mall
    nice food and community nearby

    Cons

    Lots of snow in the state, Some time more work is taken from lab TA like lab cleaning and equipment cleaning which is not what grad student should do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand need of international students

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

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

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

    Pros

    Great people to work for!

    Cons

    A regular graduate teaching/research assistantship does not cover summer months.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Fantastic institution to work for!

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

    I have been working at University of Iowa full-time

    Pros

    The University of Iowa offers fantastic benefits, more-than-competitive salary, and a friendly environment.

    Cons

    I would say that the cons to working at the University of Iowa are slim to non. I like it here.

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    It was a good experience while being in college.

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    Former Employee - Computer Tech  in  Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Computer Tech in Iowa City, IA

    I worked at University of Iowa part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It is a short commute to class and flexible with your school schedule.

    Cons

    The pay is lower than I would have liked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work mentoring student employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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