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Updated April 21, 2017
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Robert J. Zimmer
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  • hard to find a good work life balance (in 19 reviews)

  • Obscenely low pay made it difficult to find a good out-of-work life (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Director of Communications"

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    Current Employee - Communications Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Communications Director in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at University of Chicago full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great intellectual environment, diversity of advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    There are minimal maternity leave benefits.


  2. "Diverse working 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and good work-life balance.

    Cons

    under budget strains, fewer perks than before. Less career advance opportunity

    Advice to Management

    Decision making process can be improved


  3. "Biophysics department is excellent"

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    Former Employee - Student Researcher in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Student Researcher in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment
    Clean and organized laboratories
    Resources shared between laboratories and open communication
    Good guidance for new employees

    Cons

    Campus environment is very competitive


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  5. "Stay Away"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    close to home, vacations accruals are good,

    Cons

    EVERYTHING... Bonus are non-existence, annual raises for non-union employees at less than 2%, Pay scale depends.

    Advice to Management

    Please care about your employees as much as the students and faculty


  6. "Fast Paced Work Study with Loads of Experience"

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    Current Intern - Recruitment Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Intern - Recruitment Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at University of Chicago as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Given opportunities to learn and to manage your own projects
    Fast moving

    Cons

    Expectations and Goals for the team change Day to Day


  7. "Good Research Environment"

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    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of research opportunities plus very smart people

    Cons

    Lack of advice. Low pay.

    Advice to Management

    Make the program more strucuted


  8. "Large university hospital with many opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Many resources and educational opportunities.

    Cons

    Sometimes training is not completed and a lot of self-taught projects.


  9. "Competitive and appropriate"

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    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of resources and connections here, and UChi is a solid name to have on a CV

    Cons

    Living in Hyde Park or commuting through downtown can be annoying


  10. "PhD student"

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    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good academic environment to do top research

    Cons

    Isolated, not much industry opportunity.


  11. "Humanities Grad"

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    Former Employee - Grad Student in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Grad Student in Chicago, IL

    I worked at University of Chicago full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of teaching opportunities. World class researchers. Administration is generally responsive eventually.

    Cons

    Support depends a lot on the specific department and advisor.

    Advice to Management

    Transparency.


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