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Updated May 25, 2018
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  • No work/life balance is allowed or considered (in 24 reviews)

  • Obscenely low pay made it difficult to find a good out-of-work life (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Highly collaborative academic environment"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great for networking, highly collaborative, inclusive team, open to change.

    Cons

    Change is slow to implement beyond concept stage.


  2. "Adjunct"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Chicago part-time

    Pros

    Great students. Administrative support is good.

    Cons

    No benefits for adjuncts. Full time faculty don't even know we exist.

  3. "Booth Client Services Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Chicago full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This job is very laid back. They’re telling the truth when noting that you won’t work more than 37.5 hrs a week so it’s a great job to have when you have other obligations. The culture is friendly and people are helpful. I never had to bring home work or work overtime. If you were a stressed out finance analyst (as I was), this is a great job for you to step back, regroup, and figure out what you actually want to do with your life.

    Cons

    The work is repetitive and can be mundane at times. It’s pretty easy to become bored so store up some podcasts to listen to while doing work.

    Advice to Management

    Automate more! A computer can do most of the stuff you have a human doing.


  4. "Clinical Research Specialist/Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Chicago full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    No oversight, good if you're a hard worker, care about patients and want to expand your duties, responsibilities. Was promoted, but not much else to go with limited leadership and structure in clinical research.

    Cons

    No oversight, bad for the many who just show up and get a paycheck, show up whenever and leave when they want. High turnover leaves a lot of work for some without acknowledgement of who's doing a lot and who's barely showing up.

    Advice to Management

    Get a director in Research who knows what they're. Doing. Have finance and stakeholders pay attention to patients, connections, research and compliance being affected. They need someone with clinical and business experience leading research.


  5. "Research Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Research Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Research Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Chicago full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great environment, friendly staff

    Cons

    There isn't much room for advancement within the lab environment.


  6. "PhD"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good financial support, low cost of living

    Cons

    Health services could be better funded

    Advice to Management

    Fund the health services instead of security


  7. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of career and growth opportunities while staying under the same employer. Great PTO (4 weeks vacation plus 2 weeks sick time as a new employee). Great benefits. Beautiful campus. Nice people.

    Cons

    Long commute from many parts of the city. Limited or expensive parking.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "BSD"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefit plan and fair compensation.

    Cons

    Incoherent structure between BSD and Medical Center, leadership is largely inbred and therefore do not realize how far the organization is compared to its peer academic medical centers. Old accounting and IT systems make it challenging to be efficient.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a strategy and stick to it.


  9. "Good experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Chicago part-time

    Pros

    Nice supervisor, I am treated well

    Cons

    The wage could be higher


  10. "Field Researcher"

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    Former Employee - Field Researcher
    Former Employee - Field Researcher

    I worked at University of Chicago part-time

    Pros

    Great management and learning opportunity

    Cons

    There are no cons that I can think of


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