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Updated December 7, 2017
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  • Graduate students don't have any way to ensure good work-life balance (in 23 reviews)

  • Obscenely low pay made it difficult to find a good out-of-work life (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Director"

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

    I have been working at University of Chicago full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large organization with opportunity to move around

    Cons

    Caste system between faculty and staff


  2. "University of Chicago"

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    Former Employee - Staff Research Scientist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Staff Research Scientist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Chicago full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    High level of standard, highly qualified colleagues, very good benefits, possibilities for training, excellent hospital care, highly qualified MDs

    Cons

    no appreciation, especially for researches with MS and PhD degree, highly competitive environment

    Advice to Management

    apply individual approach to every employee, differentiate between staff and research staff

  3. "Research"

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

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

    Pros

    World-class institution with many resources and name recognition. Most staff are very committed to educational excellence for all students.

    Cons

    Same limitations as other universities in terms of salary increases.


  4. "Project Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Very good company to work for min supervise

    Cons

    Slow in the hiring process

    Advice to Management

    Management is good a little timid at times but ok


  5. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. World-class research facility and environment
    2. lots of opportunities of seminars, classes

    Cons

    Benefits and salary are not satisfying


  6. "Student"

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

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

    Pros

    The school has first-class teaching and research faculty as well as a thriving student body. The environment is competitive and the competitions are rewarding.

    Cons

    The location of the school may not be the most ideal among universities with the same reputation in terms of weather, community, and safety.

    Advice to Management

    There is not much to complain about the school's management from a student's perspective. I have enjoyed my experience with the administrative staff here.


  7. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Junior Tutor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Junior Tutor in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall good working culture and great faculty to work with. I highly recommend working here given that you won't find a smarter group of people.

    Cons

    Can be a bit rough getting your pay set up. I wasn't told I would need my passport for my i9 until the day of processing so the onboarding process was rough.

    Advice to Management

    Have a more clear onboarding and pay process. I shouldn't have to spend half a day searching for where to pick up my paycheck.

  8. "Visitor Control Attendent"

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    Current Employee - Visitor Control Attendant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Visitor Control Attendant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very easy job, can study an do homework during shift

    Cons

    People frequently call off their shifts

    Advice to Management

    None!


  9. "Best campus"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Best place to learn and implement

    Cons

    Very quite campus, you can find students in library

    Advice to Management

    Join groups to interact others


  10. "Good Benefits, limited oppertunity for growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The University offers really good benefits, with several health plans to choose from. The campus is also beautiful and there are many food and coffee options.

    Cons

    There has been a freeze on raises for several years and I'm not confident that this will go away. All you can expect to get is a 2% raise for inflation.


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