University of Chicago Reviews

Updated May 12, 2021

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421 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits including health insurance(in 99 reviews)

  • "Friendly work environment of colleagues all willing to help(in 77 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Low pay given the training level(in 42 reviews)

  • "The safety of neighborhood is concerning(in 38 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great school

      May 11, 2021 - Student in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good Education for high achieving students

      Cons

      Difficult to get into and sometimes overwhelming

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Generous Stipend and Great Research Opportunities

      May 8, 2021 - PhD Student - Stipend in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Abundant resources and financial support to pursue any opportunity / project / travel to conferences; outstanding faculty with exciting research projects.

      Cons

      pressure and competition just like at any other elite school.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good position.

      May 11, 2021 - Student Worker in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good University, and excellent staff to work with.

      Cons

      Still good, but maybe needs some improvements.

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Place to Work

      May 6, 2021 - Research Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Supportive staff - Substantial work - Enjoyable environment

      Cons

      There were no cons of working.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      good academic employer

      May 4, 2021 - Director in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good benefit; training programs provided by employer

      Cons

      some HR rules are not as flexible as in a company

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    6. 2.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Review

      May 12, 2021 - Registered Nurse in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good pay, 100% tuition reimbursement

      Cons

      Everything senority based, management doesnt care about you, always short staffed

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good University

      Apr 29, 2021 - PhD Student/SRF in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great professors and peers Multiple resources

      Cons

      The location is on the South side of Chicago which is not very safe

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    8. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      I bet ACTUALLY listening would get you better results on the gallup survery

      Apr 20, 2021 - Business Coordinator Human Resources 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Have met some wonderful employees Manager has been my saving grace

      Cons

      Depending on the dept, and your superiors (Director), does not succeed at making employees feel heard, or like their concerns are actually considered when suggesting best practices, or ongoing trends noticed by the employees.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great Benefits

      Apr 27, 2021 - Theatre Manager in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      There are great health benefits.

      Cons

      A con would be having to work weekends and late evening hours.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Graduate programs at UChicago

      Apr 28, 2021 - Student in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Ability to collaborate with multiple students, take classes across departments

      Cons

      Quarter system can feel rushed.

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