University of Iowa Reviews

Updated June 29, 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. Office Assistant

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Iowa

    Pros

    Great Hours for the pay

    Cons

    You are only able to work between 9 and 5


  2. FH Supervisor

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Facility Supervisor in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Facility Supervisor in Iowa City, IA

    I have been working at University of Iowa part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun work environment. Good amount of responsibility. Amazing coworkers made it fun to go to work each and every day.

    Cons

    Having to work at 5 in the morning got old fast, but I was the only one doing so every day.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Had a great time and got some awesome experience.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Iowa

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Happy, friendly fellow employees. Excellent health care plan. New, clean facilities.

    Cons

    Limited, inconvenient, expensive parking. Transportation by bus is ok though

    Advice to Management

    Build more parking decks and charge less!


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  5. IT Support - College of Engineering

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student IT Support in Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Student IT Support in Iowa City, IA

    I worked at University of Iowa part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management staff at the University of Iowa College of Engineering are excellent. Very flexible with hours (for the student employees) and it pays well.

    Cons

    I honestly cannot think of any negatives to working here. Sometime people recognize you as an employee when you are in the lab doing your own work (off the clock) and ask for help, but thats not really a big deal.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. It is a great place to work. It is great having the college of engineering separate from the rest of the university.


  6. Student Assistant, Interlibrary Loan Department

    Former Employee - Student Assistant
    Former Employee - Student Assistant

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Our office was very relaxing. The supervisors were nice and very understanding when emergencies came up.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  7. great place to work if you like teaching or research

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Research Scientist in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Associate Research Scientist in Iowa City, IA

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

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

    Pros

    Academic environment provides challenging scientific projects to work on and intelligent people to interact with. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Somewhat isolated and less career options compared to metro areas. Salaries not very competitive due to the same reason.

    Advice to Management

    I have not much advice to the management as I have been pretty much self managed the whole time of my employment. There is an annual employee self evaluation, which is one of the rare opportunities of interaction between me and my supervisor. The management of research staff and activities is different from managing an enterprise I guess.


  8. Diverse, more programs, offer more courses, very good for hydraulics, hydrology, water resources students

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Renowned hydraulics lab is a part of Civil department

    Cons

    I do not have any cons

    Advice to Management

    no


  9. Graduate Teaching Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Iowa

    Pros

    I was studying there as a graduate student

    Cons

    I do not find any downside working in the University of Iowa

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. GOOD ENOUGH

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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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Covered most of tuition and fee. Covered most of required insurance even the dental one! Gained a lot of experience from work. Learned how to balance work and study.

    Cons

    No cons based on my experience


  11. Go hawks

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Iowa

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great environment for both study and party

    Cons

    the weather is so cold in winter

    Advice to Management

    it is great to work at student dinning



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