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Updated February 26, 2017
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  • hard to find a good work life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • Obscenely low pay made it difficult to find a good out-of-work life (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "dysfunctional workplace"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Chicago full-time

    Pros

    great co-workers, providing cutting edge treatment for patients.

    Cons

    dysfunctional workplace-- lots of systems put in place by non medical people, without medical personal input.


  2. "Regulatory"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Chicago full-time

    Pros

    good benefits and flexible work schedule

    Cons

    too many hierarchy with in the management

    Advice to Management

    Motivate employees that is the part of management


  3. "Decent place to be an research assistant"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -work with some of the very best scholars in your field on really interesting projects
    -professors here really care about your career goals and are often willing to help with them

    Cons

    -like any other university, the experience depends a lot on the professor and assignment
    -if possible, find someone doing something similar to the work you would like to do in the future; otherwise, they won't be able to help much with future career opportunities
    -if you're at the U of Chicago, you probably already have an insane workload; ask if this is something you have time for, and if it is something worth the time it will take


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  5. "HR Manager"

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

    I worked at University of Chicago full-time

    Pros

    Salary, colleagues, benefits.

    Cons

    High volume of work with minimal support staff.

    Advice to Management

    Examine each HR role to determine appropriate structure for each unit.


  6. "Fine"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Chicago full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work as a beginner job.

    Cons

    Competitive and can put too much work on lower level employees.

    Advice to Management

    ?


  7. "Research Associate at Harris School of Public Policy"

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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 part-time

    Pros

    Excellent intellectually stimulating work-environment. Genial work atmoshpere.

    Cons

    It is a tad bit traditional and is slowly adapting to technological changes


  8. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly working environment, lively communication with diverse group of students.

    Cons

    Chicago's weather is one concern.


  9. "Good working environment for personal growth"

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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 part-time

    Pros

    You will be able to work in a group of really smart people.

    Cons

    The on-campus employment payroll staff was not very helpful.


  10. "Graduate Student Chemistry Department"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Department has wonderful core facilities (NMR, mass spectrometry, etc). Faculty in the department are among top in the research world, most professors are young, ambitious and very productive. Overall research climate is very positive

    Cons

    Since there is no engineering department in UChicago, most of the common employers who are interested in chemists ignore the university, that makes it harder to find an industry position. Recruiting events are extremely rare and usually not very productive


  11. "Research Professional"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Chicago full-time

    Pros

    Excellent facilities and research equipment

    Cons

    Clinical care is sometimes mediocre



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