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

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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.

Other Employee Reviews for University of Chicago

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Pretty good for students, but not other demographics"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    UChicago is really flexible if you are in a student position and considerate of your time constraints regarding class, exams, etc. They're also nice in that they will sometimes hire students after graduation if you haven't found a job.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, if you're a transplant from another organization, the general low productivity and management standards and mediocre salary & benefits will leave something to be desired.


  2. "graduate research assistant at UChicago"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible work time, easy to commute if you live in Hyde Park, convenient transportation to downtown Chicago. free gym access as a graduate student.

    Cons

    depending on the specific principal investigator, the work load can be too much. little leisure time. as they say, this is "where fun comes to die". true story.

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