University of Iowa Reviews

Updated June 2, 2015
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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)

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

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere. Low pressure environment.

    Cons

    Lack of upward mobility and opportunities to advance in career

    Advice to Management

    Allow people to pursue careers and grow within the University

  2. 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

  3. Research Assistant Chemical Engineering

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

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Pay me mah money!!

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  5. Wonderful Learning Experience, great work culture

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    • Senior Management
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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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

    There really could not be any improvements

  6. Great school!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

  7. Opportunities for learning and professional growth are abundant at the University of Iowa

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    Current Employee - Administrative Services Coordinator in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Administrative Services Coordinator in Iowa City, IA

    I have been working at University of Iowa full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    As the major public sector employer in Iowa City and surrounding areas, the UI has much to offer: generally good pay and benefits, and many internal job opportunities.

    Cons

    I've been at the UI for over 30 years, first as a student and now as an employee. It saddens me that this venerable public institution has suffered massive losses in funding from the state (like so many universities across the country) and, as a consequence, is now forced to pursue fundraising and corporate strategies at an ever more frantic pace in order to support every new initiative and even maintain a fast-eroding base of core educational programs and services.

    Advice to Management

    Some of the salaries of middle-senior managers are obscenely high while the people who actually make the university run have seen their salaries barely (if at all) keep pace with inflation. Why hire Deloitte Consulting to figure out how to save money? Let's keep the millions you're paying them and invest it in something that actually adds value to the UI!

  8. 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 a year)

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

    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

  9. University Of Iowa

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

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

  10. Excellent experience

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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 3 years)

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

    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 Management

    Give graduate instructors higher base pay and incentives.

  11. 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)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    none I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


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