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Updated January 18, 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 25 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work if you are interested in an intellectually stimulating environment"

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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

    Pros

    Great intellectual atmosphere. The people are very friendly and collaborative.

    Cons

    The environment can be intense sometimes, and the winters cold!


  2. "Lab Manager"

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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

    Pros

    Great place to learn and expand knowledge

    Cons

    There are no cons as long as you are willing to work

  3. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Chicago full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, decent amount of career support

    Cons

    Lack of good health insurance benefits


  4. "RN"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Chicago full-time

    Pros

    The hospital is really nice to work. Very supportive boss

    Cons

    Terrible location. Paying for parking is an egregious offense.


  5. "Scheduler"

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

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

    Pros

    stable employment, diverse, good learning atmopshere

    Cons

    Hard to advance and move up, political


  6. "The good and the bad"

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    Current Employee - Patient Service Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Patient Service Representative in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    They have great pay and offer potentially great benefits

    Cons

    No work/life balance is allowed or considered. Their attendance policy is a bit unfair and hard to get approved for time off.

    Advice to Management

    Please show your employees that they matter and are appreciated


  7. "TA"

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    Current Employee - Math TA in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Math TA in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    People are smart, give you a lot of leeway in certain departments to do your own thing and teach

    Cons

    Can sometimes be a lot of work, often not cognizant of other responsibilities

  8. "Probably the best post doc in Mathematics"

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    Former Employee - L E Dickson Instructor of Mathematics in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - L E Dickson Instructor of Mathematics in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic working environment, excellent institutional culture, excellent students, ability to teach high level courses, excellent seminars.

    Cons

    The position is only 3+1. All good things have to end. After this job it is hard to stay happy in academia.

    Advice to Management

    Keep this position competitive. If anything, increase the number of positions. Keep class sizes small to preserve educational quality.


  9. "Decent benefits, diverse culture from department to department"

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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, decent pay.

    Cons

    Inconvenient location, difficult parking during business hours. Some obscurity in job management because of the diversity between departments. Systems are becoming more streamlined and universal between the departments to help with consistency. Some budget decisions seem wacky,


  10. "U. Chicago"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Chicago full-time

    Pros

    It is a prestigious university

    Cons

    Hyde Park is not very safe


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