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"A great work culture"

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Former Intern - Summer Intern in Chicago, IL
Former Intern - Summer Intern in Chicago, IL
Recommends

I worked at NORC at the University of Chicago as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

Most employees have a Master's or a Doctorate which creates a workplace where people understand science and academic language. The focus is on doing research that contributes to social science and public policy, so your work may actually better the world.

Cons

More collaboration across departments would be helpful.

Other Employee Reviews for NORC at the University of Chicago

  1. Helpful (1)

    "STAY AWAY AT ALL COSTS"

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    Current Employee - Data Clerk in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Data Clerk in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at NORC at the University of Chicago full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    casual dress
    nice M-F schedule (only data clerks)

    Cons

    -pay...$8.50 an hour for so much work your head will explode
    -management is awful and impossible to get a hold of
    -no talking at all
    -what little training there is does not nearly prepare you enough for the work they throw at you
    -no respect is given to their employees

    1) trained for seriously half a day, the next day they throw us into the job and get angry when we ask questions.
    2) for some ungodly reason, "supervisors" are only there for about an hour each day, and if you have a question or anything, you have to ask a supervisor, but they're NEVER THERE.
    3) don't even think about asking your neighbor a question, or speak at all, they'll threaten to write you up if they catch you.
    4) they encourage you to have spill proof drinks at your station so you won't die of dehydration, but every time you get up to pee or anything, you have to "clock off" and then back on when you get back which takes longer to do than just running to pee and coming back honestly.

    if you're looking for a place to grow, this is NOT the company for you. they'll promise you hours and then take them away because they can. they also say raises are available within 6 months, but that's a lie unless you're a miracle worker. if you want to get paid next to nothing for painstaking work, then go for it.

    Advice to Management

    train your employees before you throw them to the wolves. be available more often, and don't get mad at new hires for asking questions.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Work at your own risk!"

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    Former Employee - Production Clerk in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Production Clerk in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at NORC at the University of Chicago part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    High-profile employees, some with multiple degrees such as doctorate and master's degrees. Many different projects coming from government agencies.

    Cons

    Little to no hours for anyone to live off of, human resources rarely available. Sometimes the supervisors put people in positions that they are not even qualified for, just to make some type of quota. Most of the time they lie to you as far as available work.

    Advice to Management

    They need to let go some of their supervisors. Too many executive producers and directors, not enough cast members.

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