University of Iowa Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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University of Iowa President Sally K. Mason
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Pros
  • great people, interesting projects, great benefits (in 13 reviews)

  • very good benefits and working environments (in 12 reviews)

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

  • Not a lot of job search help for graduate students in the hard-sciences looking to get a job in industry (in 4 reviews)

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  1. IT

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Easy Work Great Pay Fun Enivronment

    Cons

    I have no cons with this job


  2. Research

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Offer good projects and have good publications.

    Cons

    small pay. No regular schedule.


  3. Student Kitchen Worker

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    Former Employee - Student Employee in Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Student Employee in Iowa City, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Iowa part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - friendly, helpful, patient coworkers and supervisors - learned a lot about food prep - responsibility and autonomy - free food

    Cons

    - made $7.95/hr - boss kept scheduling me for times I had class (accidentally) and left it to me to find someone to cover for me - workers (especially dishwashers) on the last shift of the day often had to work hours past the end time on the schedule - didn't get schedule for Tuesday until Sunday

    Advice to Management

    Work on scheduling.


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  5. Good Enough

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefits and vacation time

    Cons

    Parking is pretty terrible and expensive


  6. Amazing care and great place to learn.

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    Current Employee - Clinical Technician III
    Current Employee - Clinical Technician III
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Iowa full-time

    Pros

    Physician's are amazing. Top notch teaching environment. Great benefits. Schedules are busy.

    Cons

    Parking is a nightmare. Employees have parking lots on edge of town and ride a bus to work.


  7. Decent Job

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Iowa City, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great hours, challenging and fun work

    Cons

    Salary isn't competitive with other similar institutions

    Advice to Management

    To retain qualified help make sure salary reflects experience and credentials


  8. Clerk III

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Iowa part-time

    Pros

    Great parking, people and atmosphere

    Cons

    No room for advancement, or higher job placement.


  9. Research Associate

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    Former Employee - Associate Research Scientist in Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Associate Research Scientist in Iowa City, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of vacation time Encouraging of staff to take up projects outside of work Entreprenurial resources available to all Some tuition assistance available Excellent health care Excellent retirement benefits Access to all University's educational resources Immigration help

    Cons

    If your supervisor does not want you to grow you are stuck Remuneration less than peers in private sector Complete lack of growth

    Advice to Management

    Try to encourage growth in a non-painful way, like useless performance reviews. Encourage thinking outside the box


  10. Teaching Assistant

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Iowa City, IA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and relatively easy class load.

    Cons

    It was incredibly hard to survive on the compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Keep fighting to get your TAs more money. They carry an important part of the teaching schedule and need to be respected by the University.


  11. Student Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Numerous opportunities for research with qualified professors and post docs.

    Cons

    High-powered researchers have no time for students which results in days without work. University admin is a joke. Difficult to avoid signing up on dead-end projects.



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