University of Chicago - Secure, good benefits, and it's impossible to get fired unless you are incompetent | Glassdoor
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"Secure, good benefits, and it's impossible to get fired unless you are incompetent"

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

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

Pros

Good benefits, great location, good public transportation, lovely setting, smart colleagues

Cons

Entitled consumers, stuffy/conservative culture, HR works from a defensive position

Advice to Management

Commit to investing in employees and their development

Other Employee Reviews for University of Chicago

  1. "A respect for ideas, but fearfulness to follow through on them"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great intellectual environment. People are respected for their ideas above all else.

    Cons

    Heavily bureaucratic culture. Very top-down and fearful at times.

    Advice to Management

    Empower employees to propose and pursue new ideas. Perhaps a competition similar to the Uncommon Fund organized for undergraduates.


  2. "Fantastic, UChicago respects you as a person and is very fair"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Chicago part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They pay well compared to other similar jobs for people without degrees
    Great variety of jobs to choose from, and it's easy to move departments if you so choose
    great campus
    many coffee shops nearby
    they really respect their employees and try to do what is fair

    Cons

    it can be stuffy
    if you don't agree with your boss, you're in for trouble
    very much a shut-up and do your work mentality
    very slow with pay raises, in fact you won't get one unless you're about to quit

    Advice to Management

    the organization needs to work together rather than separately. Sure, the student care and resources center can pay it services to design a site... but why run these departments all separately? many things fall through the cracks, and if you're in the crack, you're gonna have a bad time. there's little support if you fall outside their standard procedure. Management needs to be more accommodating and understanding that not everyone is the same.

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