University of Iowa

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University of Iowa Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
226 Reviews
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226 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Employee in Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - IT Employee in Iowa City, IA

    I worked at University of Iowa

    Pros

    Use best practices and latest standards
    Good team environment

    Cons

    Location in midwest may deter people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Cambus

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Iowa part-time

    Pros

    student ran, opportunity for advancement, only open to current University of Iowa students, raises every 6 months. Great people and great place to work.

    Cons

    There are no cons to working at Cambus.

  3.  

    Loved working here, this is a great place to work during college

    Current Employee - Assistant Service Technician in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Assistant Service Technician in Iowa City, IA

    I have been working at University of Iowa part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The training process was easy, the city is great it has a great environment. They give you off for breaks too which is one of my favorite things because you get to visit family for thanksgiving and christmas.

    Cons

    It is horribly cold in the winter along with super icy every where you go because they use sand to get rid of it and not salt.

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  5.  

    Teaching assistant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Iowa City, IA

    I have been working at University of Iowa part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I got a chance to help my student and upgrade my knowledge and there is good environment to all access that help you to teaching and helping students. There is good compensation and it is well ranked university too.

    Cons

    I did not see any bad approach from any leaderships administration. They are really helpful and try their best to equip you with all necessary materials.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is good to have such good environment in work places and it is to the more profitable to work with your employee very closely. This helps not only to the growth of personal relationship but also to the development and prosperity of the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Absolutely love it.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Iowa part-time

    Pros

    Nice people, helpful professors, great resources

    Cons

    Wish we could have more career opportunities

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    A place with creative, intelligent people that reach for the edge in everything; a world class facility.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Iowa full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities, excellent campus, engaged students and the opportunity to have some fun too.

    Cons

    Hard to be a worker over 55, there is a lot of reshuffling and early-retirements (not always so elective)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Worry less about what you can't control and more about the world beyond Iowa City.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Reseach

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Iowa full-time

    Pros

    Money oriented, non-academic, unimaginative research.

    Cons

    The city is a dull, lifeless midwestern town, where Democrats are more conservative than the GOP.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Employer, Fantastic Benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Iowa part-time

    Pros

    Variety of positions available in a multitude of departments. Ability to grow and advance with company. Excellent learning and development opportunities.

    Cons

    Office culture can vary greatly depending on where you work on campus.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great student job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Iowa

    Pros

    - Interacting with students and faculty on a daily basis
    - Extra time to do personal projects based on your own interests
    - Lots of friendly coworkers

    Cons

    - Pay was so so for a student in Iowa - made more as a research assistant in the college of nursing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication and collaboration between the student staff and faculty is really important, so continue to have transparency.

  11.  

    Outstanding Student-Work Positions

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Iowa City, IA

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

    Pros

    Working as a student at the University of Iowa was a great experience. Obviously they are extremely attentive to the needs of student workers. But what students may not realize is how crucial an opportunity it is to work for the University in order to expand your network during and after graduation.

    Cons

    Working over Winter and Spring Breaks.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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