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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. "Over all"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefit, Flexible schedule, great working enviroment

    Cons

    they expect A LOT from you. Sometimes you end up working during weekend or evening if you have to but you don't get paid overtime.

    Advice to Management

    all good.


  2. "Summer Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

    Pros

    I worked as a research assistant at Chicago Booth during summer 2015. Great academic atmosphere, great professors.

    Cons

    Location, not that safe during night

  3. "Talk to someone who's worked in your department before signing"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    The University has a great benefits plan and some great employees throughout the different departments. Most departments and divisions are well-run with most student facing roles actually invested in the success of the students. Also, because of the size of the University it is very easy to advance in your career and develop a strong professional network.

    Cons

    The size of the University makes it difficult to establish a unified culture or experience so one department or division may be your best job ever with great opportunities for personal and professional growth while another may have poor management or limited interest in investing in your career.


  4. "Adjunct professor"

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to work for

    Cons

    none as I could think of


  5. "Overall good place to work."

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    Current Employee - Associate Director, Financial Aid in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Director, Financial Aid in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    U of C has great benefits

    Cons

    Certain offices don't have a lot of room for advancement


  6. "Graduate Student in PSD"

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    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 3 years)

    Pros

    Faculty keeps the graduate program well structured to ensure you finish your PhD on time.

    Cons

    The Hyde Park location isn't great.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good Place to Work, Very Idealistic"

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    Former Employee - Museum Worker in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Museum Worker in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work and colleagues, great benefits. Wonderful to work with departments across campus on a common goal. I really felt like I was making a difference in the world when working here.

    Cons

    Average to low salaries for positions (as with many non-profits); made it hard to find housing in Hyde Park. At times university bureaucracy and politics got in the way of progress. Financial and IT departments often difficult to navigate in an effective way.

  8. "Promotions Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Terrific colleagues; great campus; lots of lunch opportunities; magnificent holiday/personal/sick days; pay for continuing education there at the uni; they provide the resources to do your job, the freedom from micromanagement to do your job, and a clarity of expectations.

    Cons

    Didn't keep up with transition from print age to digital age. That's hindered the university press significantly.


  9. "Bioinformatician"

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

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

    Pros

    Collaborative environment. Good coworkers. Work on interest problems. A lot of room for intellectual growth.

    Cons

    Little in terms of professional development. Pay is below industry standards.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better opportunities for employees to advance and make contributions to UChicago.


  10. "Medical Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Medical Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Medical Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can't think of any.

    Cons

    Administrators that don't care about you. Condescending Doctors.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your help. If it wasn't for us, a lot would not get done.


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