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Updated February 15, 2018
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  • no cons for this university as far as I know (in 8 reviews)

  • Poor management, mirco-management, difficult supervisor, little room for advancement, low pay (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Desk Clerk"

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

    I worked at University of Illinois part-time

    Pros

    Great work environment
    Fun coworkers
    Part time job

    Cons

    Open 24/7
    All coworkers are part time students


  2. "Pros and Cons"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Urbana, IL
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Urbana, IL

    I have been working at University of Illinois (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good professors, nice town, good environment

    Cons

    Nothing as such except that it can get a bit cold during winters

  3. "Student Dining Worker"

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

    I worked at University of Illinois part-time

    Pros

    Both the application process and the job itself are pretty easy. The shifts are reasonably flexible, so you can do anywhere from 8 to 20 hours a week.

    Cons

    The pay is just barely above minimum wage, although the longer you work there, the higher your wages get. Some of the late night shifts are brutal, often ending later than the timesheet says due to time spent cleaning up.

    Advice to Management

    Management is nice and pretty accommodating as long as you're doing what you're supposed to be doing. Not really much to improve.


  4. "Research Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Illinois part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Depends on your department or supervisor


  5. "Great University!"

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

    I have been working at University of Illinois full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very active and energetic environment for research and study

    Cons

    City is small and remote from other major cities


  6. "Great place to work as a student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Illinois part-time

    Pros

    They treat you well, give you plenty of time to do work

    Cons

    Very slow at times. Not much to do

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  7. "Great on-campus job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Illinois part-time

    Pros

    Work hours are flexible.
    You can swap your hours with others if you are sick/unable to make it to your shift.
    You get a lot of freedom as long as you can do the work properly and on-time.

    Cons

    The hours assigned can be difficult, they are usually first come first served.
    You can get assigned labs that are far away and work gets difficult during exam time.

  8. "It all depends on your department!"

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    Current Employee - Business Manager in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Champaign, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Illinois full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great pay compared to private sector jobs, excellent benefits, union representation for Civil Service positions.

    Cons

    You can be a rockstar in your position but still be paid the same amount as someone else in the same position because of union rules.

    Advice to Management

    Give Department Heads more freedom to give merit raises and promotions that make sense for their individual needs.


  9. "Registered nurse"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    co-workers are good to work with

    Cons

    management in certain areas practice favoritism, unfairness, prejudice.


  10. "Pretty great"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate
    Former Employee - Research Associate
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Illinois part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    My coworkers were great, the environment was relatively relaxed and low stress, the pay was good for what I was doing.

    Cons

    There was some confusion and disorganization


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