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Updated September 19, 2017
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  • Bad work life balance generally (in 22 reviews)

  • Obscenely low pay made it difficult to find a good out-of-work life (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Physician in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Physician in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Nice place to work.

    Cons

    in bad part of chicago although immediate area surrounding hospital is decent.

    Advice to Management

    continue to focus on quality, not numbers


  2. "Student General Tech"

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

    I have been working at University of Chicago part-time

    Pros

    Laid back environment, friendly people, many interesting projects

    Cons

    So many projects happening that sometimes you don't get to finish all of them

  3. "Working as a Research Tech"

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    Current Employee - Research Technician in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Research Technician in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Chicago is nice, the university is pretty, and its prestigious.

    Cons

    political disagreements with administration on being an ethical member of the community.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great university"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant 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

    Working with really smart and talented people

    Cons

    Relatively low pay. Very demanding work.


  5. "Solid expereice"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lot of exposure to healthcare field

    Cons

    No room for promotion and growth


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good, but low pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Chicago full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, Current technology used in research, and Lab was heavily funded

    Cons

    Academic research doesn't always pay much


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Chicago full-time

    Pros

    Decent benefits, culture in most units is good

    Cons

    Moving up can be slow in most units

  8. "Experience depends on the lab you land"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place full of resources for career development

    Cons

    You can become a lab slave


  9. "Academics"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great mentorship, good work ethic, good opportunities

    Cons

    Work environment can be stressful


  10. "Student Visitor Coordinator"

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

    I have been working at University of Chicago part-time

    Pros

    Giving tours is a lot of fun and interacting with prospective students and their families is fulfilling.

    Cons

    The hiring process is exhausting and very thorough but that leads to the best coworkers and best tour guides!


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