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Updated November 15, 2018
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  • "No work/life balance is allowed or considered" (in 25 reviews)

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

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  1. "Incredible institution"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Chicago full-time

    Pros

    The academic environment is demanding and challenging . It is rigorous and intellectually stimulating. The campus is incredible and you have the opportunity to work with preeminent leaders in a variety of disciplines.

    Cons

    Commute and parking can be a challenge


  2. "Market Data Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Really good benefits and access to university resources. Really great hours

    Cons

    Not great pay to live in Chicago and limited upward mobility

  3. "Student review as MBA candidate at Booth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Chicago full-time

    Pros

    Amazing professors and best students

    Cons

    Cold weather can sometimes make commuting


  4. "research assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of excellent people to work with and learn from

    Cons

    The neighborhood is not very safe.


  5. "Good place for students to find work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Chicago part-time

    Pros

    Depending on the job, on-campus employment can be quite low intensity.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  6. "Perfect place for students going to academia"

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    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student

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

    Pros

    Perfect place for students going to academia

    Cons

    May not suitable for people heading for industry path


  7. "Former grad student job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Chicago part-time

    Pros

    Fast paced research, cutting edge work

    Cons

    Terrible pay for grad assistant jobs

  8. "review for graduate students"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great city to live in.

    Cons

    No advising from professors at this school.


  9. "Good University"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Chicago full-time

    Pros

    I can learn a lot stuff

    Cons

    Research is so hard, I have to find an intern


  10. "Operations Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Chicago part-time

    Pros

    Positive Work Environmental, flexible culture

    Cons

    Suitable for the position I had


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