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Updated November 19, 2017
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  • Graduate students don't have any way to ensure good work-life balance (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. "Best campus"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Best place to learn and implement

    Cons

    Very quite campus, you can find students in library

    Advice to Management

    Join groups to interact others


  2. "Good Benefits, limited oppertunity for growth"

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

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

    Pros

    The University offers really good benefits, with several health plans to choose from. The campus is also beautiful and there are many food and coffee options.

    Cons

    There has been a freeze on raises for several years and I'm not confident that this will go away. All you can expect to get is a 2% raise for inflation.

  3. "good"

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

    Pros

    good education nice teachers and students

    Cons

    not really any bad things


  4. "Research Professional"

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    Current Employee - Research Professional in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Research Professional 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

    Great opportunities to work with faculty.

    Cons

    Can be high pressure depending on faculty.


  5. "Good place to work!"

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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

    Pros

    Supportive of family life, very challenging business environment, very smart people, everyone wants to make an impact on this world.

    Cons

    Institutional politics can be draining, practicality takes a back seat to aspiration.

    Advice to Management

    Lighten up!


  6. "Great place to share knowledge"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Intellectually stimulating environment
    Great place to make connections
    Career center is terrific!

    Cons

    Not very diverse depending on which department you fall into
    Environment is not conducive to adequate mental health

    Advice to Management

    Improve diversity at the school
    Increase awareness on mental health


  7. "University of Chicago"

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

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

    Pros

    Open diverse culture, good benefits

    Cons

    Location, age of the infrastructure, low salary structure

    Advice to Management

    put more resources into staff development

  8. "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!


  9. "Flexible hours and decent pay for student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Chicago part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours (telefund) and decent pay

    Cons

    none that I can think of


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work--great people!"

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

    I have been working at University of Chicago full-time

    Pros

    It's a great place to work if you want to work with intellectual, curious, energetic people. Really great place to work to continue your education.

    Cons

    Favoritism sometimes plays a part when trying to advance professionally. Diversity is not on the front burner. They say they want it to be, but it doesn't happen.

    Advice to Management

    Look to the faces of the heads of the department. They look the same. If you value diversity and variety, prove it.


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