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Updated March 17, 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. "Great Place"

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

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

    Pros

    Great People, Great Boss, Supportive, Teamwork

    Cons

    Very old fashioned, need to dress high business casual, and no work from home

    Advice to Management

    Wish the bathrooms were cleaner

  3. "Not bad salary"

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

    I have been working at University of Chicago full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good university, nice place to live

    Cons

    didn't learn a lot. otherwise are great


  4. "Physiology Lab TA"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant

    I have been working at University of Chicago part-time

    Pros

    Great environment, and good students to work with

    Cons

    A bit disorganized at times


  5. "Beautiful Campus"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Chicago full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful campus with a lot happening.

    Cons

    Detached from downtown/sub-par food options.


  6. "Pros and Cons to being here"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Name carries weight
    Some really brilliant people

    Cons

    Lots of posturing and egos


  7. "Research Assistant at the Polsky Center"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Research Assistant

    I worked at University of Chicago part-time

    Pros

    Great community, interesting work, good salary, free lunch and coffee

    Cons

    Project-based, which means they can decide they no longer need you once the project is over

  8. "post-doctoral scholar"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    scientific independence, designing experiments, flexible

    Cons

    demanding schedule, salary isnt very good considering my education but decided by NIH


  9. "Great educational experience"

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    Current Employee - Student
    Current Employee - Student

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

    Pros

    Awesome classes and easy to double-major

    Cons

    Grade deflation, culture of competition for everything


  10. "Here will be good place if you only want to focus on research"

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    Current Employee - Research Professional
    Current Employee - Research Professional

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

    Pros

    I think UC might be one of the best place to research

    Cons

    Don't have enough cafeteria
    Dangerous area at night time.
    Don't have enough free parking area
    Expensive parking fee