University of Chicago Reviews

Updated May 27, 2020

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4.0
82%
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73%
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University of Chicago President Robert J. Zimmer (no image)
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335 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits including health insurance(in 92 reviews)

  • "U of C is a solid institution with great benefits for full time employees(in 65 reviews)

Cons
  • "A bit disorganized in management, low pay depending on position(in 37 reviews)

  • "The neighborhood is not very safe(in 30 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to innovate"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Scrum Master 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Chicago full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Freedom to innovate Friendly environment Great opportunity to learn

    Cons

    Low pay as compared to industry standard

    University of Chicago2020-02-19
  2. "University of Chicago"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Chicago full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very good place for research

    Cons

    Too many crime happened around the campus

    University of Chicago2020-05-28
  3. "Good entry level"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Cytogenetic Technologist in Chicago, IL

    I worked at University of Chicago full-time

    Pros

    Good management and benefits. Option to do some unique projects.

    Cons

    Pay is ok. Harder to commute to than other hospitals.

    University of Chicago2020-05-27
  4. "Awesome Experience"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Student Researcher in Chicago, IL

    I worked at University of Chicago part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    convenient as a student, decent pay

    Cons

    redundant work, a heavy load of data cleaning

    University of Chicago2020-05-25
  5. "Good place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Researcher 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Chicago full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, good people

    Cons

    Expensive to live close to campus

    University of Chicago2020-05-24
  6. "Great Place to Work!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Predoctoral Fellow in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Chicago full-time

    Pros

    Great things happen at this university

    Cons

    Street parking (especially in the winter) is difficult

    University of Chicago2020-05-20
  7. "Good Job"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Sous Chef 

    I worked at University of Chicago full-time

    Pros

    Lots of Experience in Union setting

    Cons

    not applicable at the time

    University of Chicago2020-05-14
  8. "Admissions Office was Nice"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Chicago, IL

    I worked at University of Chicago part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with everyone in the office of admissios! Everyone was very friendly and made my job easy

    Cons

    Sometimes things were a bit disorganized

    University of Chicago2020-05-11
  9. "Fantastic Work Environment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Chicago full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The benefits are fantastic, plenty of mentoring available, the work is challenging, the campus is beautiful, room for growth.

    Cons

    Plenty of politics. Multiple layers of management and anything higher than your own manager doesn't care about you.

    University of Chicago2020-05-12
  10. "A culture of overwork but good people"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Research Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at University of Chicago full-time

    Pros

    My lab felt like a tight-knit community. My boss was generally kinda and understanding. The research was interesting

    Cons

    Everyone worked way too much.

    University of Chicago2020-05-07
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