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Updated January 18, 2019
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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. "Great place for graduate students in biophysics"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Chicago full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Being a graduate student is hard work and doesn't pay that well.


  2. "Good place to land."

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

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

    Pros

    Students are good. Facilities are great.

    Cons

    Wish pay was higher.

    Advice to Management

    Raise.

  3. "university of chicago booth school of business"

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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 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to contact with faculties

    Cons

    Safety of Hype Park is not good


  4. "Fast-paced and exciting clientele"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Exciting opportunities to work with collaborative medical teams

    Cons

    High productivity demands with increasing standards and less resources to staff


  5. "Good Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director, Research Assistant, Preceptor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Associate Director, Research Assistant, Preceptor in Chicago, IL

    I worked at University of Chicago full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Some of the best students in the world, lots of resources.

    Cons

    Division of the Social Sciences could use a better strategic plan.


  6. "Formative experience"

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

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

    Pros

    - surrounded by brilliant people
    - well-considered even if entry position

    Cons

    - it depends on the task you might not employ a lot of economic tools


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Mission great, no advancement"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    The people and the work.

    Cons

    If you are not a part of the inner circle then there is no advancement

  8. Helpful (1)

    "grad student"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible work hours, freedom to choose projects

    Cons

    stress, lack of recognition of graduate student issues by university


  9. "As expected"

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

    I have been working at University of Chicago part-time

    Pros

    Working with a relatively small group (9) of students

    Cons

    Grading homework and quizzes twice a week


  10. "Pretty solid job out of college."

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    Current Employee - Research Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Research Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Great benefits package.

    Cons

    Pay is less than exemplary. Technologists also work on irregular schedules, certainly more than 40 hours a week.