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Updated September 20, 2018
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Robert J. Zimmer
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  • "No work/life balance is allowed or considered" (in 24 reviews)

  • "Low pay, potentially siloed, low social acuity" (in 28 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing"

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

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

    Pros

    U of C is one of the best places to work if you are interested in a research-based career. Huge resources and great intellectual environment.

    Cons

    The admin is slow sometimes. Needs pushing for paper works


  2. "ok place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Chicago full-time

    Pros

    benefits, pay, good hospital to work for

    Cons

    not enough help, senior management doesn't listen

  3. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    No negatives. Great experience


  4. "RN"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Chicago full-time

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are excellent

    Cons

    Its a Fantastic place to work.


  5. "Not an ideal work environment"

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    Former Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You are getting paid to go to school and get another degree!

    Cons

    Your experience really depends on the professor you choose to work with. Many are known to not be nice and demand more than is possible and are never available to help or discuss. They don’t have your best interest at heart. No vision or dental insurance. Location of university is not the safest.

    Advice to Management

    Vision and dental insurance are needed! Don’t let students work with faculty that can’t mentor.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Program Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Chicago full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and school-wide diversity and backgrounds.

    Cons

    The university at large has problems with communication. The Graham School has a particular issue with pay inequities, communication with HR, and work culture.


  7. "Strong, supportive culture"

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

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

    Pros

    The culture I've encountered provides strong support to employees to grow professionally. The work is hard but colleagues have a collaborative, supportive spirit.

    Cons

    Roles and expectations are sometimes overloaded on a single job description where two people should be doing that job.

    Advice to Management

    More staff = more impact.

  8. "Project Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Chicago full-time

    Pros

    Great team, flexibility, and culture.

    Cons

    It's an hourly position with low pay.


  9. "Heritage Analysts"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Chicago part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible Work hours
    Academic environment

    Cons

    Competitive environment
    No room from rising in rank


  10. "Not bad, could be much better"

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    Former Employee - Communications Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Communications Manager in Chicago, IL
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Chicago part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, solid benefits package, cultural and educational exposures.

    Cons

    Poor/exploitative relationships with surrounding communities, spotty management, discourage imaginative approaches/strategies.


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