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"Byzantian bureaucracy, great benefits."

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Current Employee - Desktop Support Manager in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Desktop Support Manager in Chicago, IL
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Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Good benefits, safe neighborhood, tons of facilities nearby, good cultural attractions on campus, stimulating, smart colleagues. Also, the campus is beautiful.

Cons

Everything is overmanaged and mismanaged, with nepotism and corruption reigning supreme. People try their best, but the structure of the University often does not allow for effective communication, cooperation, and lacks broad direction.

Other Employee Reviews for University of Chicago

  1. "Enjoyable work environment."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    My department respects me a person and as an employee. They respect my time and the fact that we have lives outside of work.

    Cons

    I work in a high pressure environment with big deadlines. Pay raises are small but my job is flexible so that is a good trade. My commute from the other side of the city is tough.

    Advice to Management

    Keep respecting your employees and recognize that we are adults who can make smart decisions. We don't need to be watched every second.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Work is pretty heavy but the staff, students and alumni are great."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    excellent school, lots of resources, established systems, very smart colleagues, interaction with leadership, amazing students/alumni, great facilities

    Cons

    very political, staff have low status compared to faculty

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