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3.6
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Pros
  • "Lots of opportunity to learn, relaxed environment, great people.(in 4 reviews)
  • "Easy work, good coworkers.(in 3 reviews)
  • "Great Benefit package for employees(in 3 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Great People

    Mar 14, 2022 - Acquisitions Intern in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    There was a lot of camaraderie, and I got to work on very interesting projects.

    Cons

    I had no complaints. As a part-time employee during COVID, I never got to experience office culture, but this is not the fault of the UChicago Press.

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Cool books and great people; needs to pay more

    Jun 30, 2022 - Editorial Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    - Cool, interesting, and smart books - Editors who value mentorship as part of their roles - Collegial environment across departments

    Cons

    - Slow road to promotion - Low compensation - Mostly administrative work for the first 2+ years - Not flexible to fully remote work (hybrid, in-office 2 days/week)

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Good job but underpaid

    Feb 24, 2022 - Project Assistant II in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great Benefit package for employees

    Cons

    Working in a warehouse with extreme temp changes

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  4. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great working environment

    Sep 18, 2021 - Acquisitions Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Inclusive environment, flexible schedule, and compassionate/supportive management

    Cons

    Not much, really enjoyed working here during undergrad

    1 person found this review helpful
  5. 1.0
    Current Employee

    Run away. Worst place I've ever worked.

    Sep 12, 2021 - Editorial 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    May potentially impress other faux intellectuals?

    Cons

    How is this place still standing? Everyone who works here hates it and one another. In my years of employment, I've never seen a sadder employer. Or employees. What a waste. If you want to actually work in publishing, steer clear of this nonsense.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  6. 5.0
    Former Employee

    For the greater good

    Mar 22, 2021 - Member Of Technical Staff in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    An innovative, fair, and diverse place to work.

    Cons

    Pay somewhat lower than contemporary private sector.

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  7. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Not Much Room for Advancement

    Nov 4, 2020 - Exhibits Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Flexible hours, casual environment, great health benefits

    Cons

    Besides cost of living raises pay raises only come with title change, not much room for advancement, poor communication between divisions/departments

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  8. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Collegial environment with interesting and meaningful work, but low pay and hard to advance

    May 28, 2020 - Managing Editor in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good benefits, fulfilling and important work, intelligent coworkers, good life/work balance

    Cons

    Low pay, very rare to receive a bonus, no path for advancement

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  9. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Toxic work environment

    Aug 15, 2016 - Editor in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The university itself has good benefits. That's the only positive I can come up with.

    Cons

    Certain people on the 4th floor are allowed to bully coworkers, and they get away with it with no consequences. It almost seems encouraged. I doubt that if anyone ever went to HR anything would be even done, but it is a disgusting, toxic work environment. Maybe UChicago's lawyers would like to hear about it? Also, you can expect more layoffs, no promotions, and 2-3% raises, if you get any at all. The work environment is filthy and hot because management cannot afford to pay the cleaning staff or turn on the a/c. It seems like OSHA should know about this. The bathrooms are always gross. The trash is emptied 1x a week. You have to pick up your own mail from the mailroom. Giant stacks of paper are routed by hand and everything takes weeks to get done. I'm surprised they aren't still using typewriters and mimeograph machines. It's like they're terrified of technology.

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    5 people found this review helpful
  10. 1.0
    Current Employee

    Coworkers are great! Employer overall subpar.

    Jan 15, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Coworkers are witty and smart. There are fun annual events like a chili cookoff. There is a coffee club and an annual gift of free books published by the press.

    Cons

    The area is not safe to walk through at night. The salaries are low. The pension plan is not as good as other companies offer. The middle administration is collaborative and friendly but the upper administration is hostile, evasive, and petty. Good employees are not valued over cheaper unskilled employees by management. It's a small town where everyone knows everything about everyone and it's hard to keep things confidential.

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    5 people found this review helpful
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University of Chicago Press Reviews FAQs

University of Chicago Press has an overall rating of 3.6 out of 5, based on over 34 reviews left anonymously by employees. 60% of employees would recommend working at University of Chicago Press to a friend and 14% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 3% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, University of Chicago Press employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.1 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at University of Chicago Press. This rating has improved by 2% over the last 12 months.

60% of University of Chicago Press employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated University of Chicago Press 3.7 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.5 for culture and values and 3.0 for career opportunities.

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