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"Great place to start a career"

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Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Chicago, IL
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at University of Chicago full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

(a) Access to awesome institutions, perks, libraries, people, faculty, buildings, events, etc.!
(b) Great community of nerdy/geeky people seeking to create and add to knowledge.
(c) See item (a).

Cons

(a) Very stratified, hierarchical work structure that makes it difficult to move up the ladder.
(b) Mounds upon mounds of red tape to get anything accomplished.
(c) Very little openness to change (though new ideas are encouraged, which can be frustrating).

Advice to Management

Hire outside the box. Think more about the contemporary world in which we live. Stop relying on old tricks to get the job done.

Other Employee Reviews for University of Chicago

  1. "Good place for study, not so good to get a job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Chicago full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You can learn a lot of math. The campus is beautiful. Relatively budget friendly.

    Cons

    The master program is too intensive. You are occupied by coursework and little time is left for internship and job searching.

    Advice to Management

    More connection to employers and more career coaching service.


  2. "Not bad, but certainly not the best experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Chicago full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, beautiful campus, well respected academic institution, benefits were also good. The University is also doing some great things with the regentrification of 53rd street.

    Cons

    There seems to be very high turnover in some parts of the University. I know that in one department in particular where they have had 11 people leave from April 1 - August 1, several were long term employees which is always a bit concerning.

    Advice to Management

    I believe Sr. Management needs to determine if the really have the right leaders in place, especially in departments such as Human Resources Services where you have the ability to significantly impact change.

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