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Updated May 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. "Good for student workers in IT"

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    Former Employee - IT Student Consultant
    Former Employee - IT Student Consultant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Illinois part-time

    Pros

    *Good learning environment for students
    *Full-time workers are open to teaching the ins and outs of how to do something
    *above minimum wage pay

    Cons

    *some departments are making decisions that impact their staff in order to save money
    *overall management is pretty good but some managers/supervisors forget to put on their big boy/girl pants when they come to work.

    Advice to Management

    I had a number of managers/supervisors and they were all pretty good. There were some that stuck out in a bad way. Holding grudges against staff [students] that may or may not have said something outside of work hours. Leading to the shunning and firing of staff that were innocent.


  2. "Graduate Student in Math Department"

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

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

    Pros

    The pay is greater for where we live. It can cost less than $700/month for a 1-bedroom apartment.

    Cons

    There isn't much to do around here. The insurance is ok for general checkups, but not for any major operations.

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Illinois part-time

    Pros

    It's relatively lax and easygoing.

    Cons

    There aren't many cons of working here.


  4. "It was fun working"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Illinois part-time

    Pros

    Very good place to work

    Cons

    nothing in general to say


  5. "Office Aid"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Urbana, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Urbana, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule
    Great Healthcare Benefits

    Cons

    The are no major cons


  6. "University of Illinois Champaign - Work Environment"

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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 Illinois full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work at; wonderful place to live in; stimulating environment

    Cons

    State finance is bad and worsening

    Advice to Management

    Diversify away from State funding; expand corporate funding sources; improve instructional quality to students; focus on internship and work opportunities for students across all departments but especially in LAS


  7. "postdoc review"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting project, opportunity to travel,

    Cons

    Temoorary contract position, frequently need to relocate, far from home, remote town

  8. "Good School"

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

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

    Pros

    There are lots of resources

    Cons

    Easy to feel like a number

    Advice to Management

    Be personable!


  9. "Research Assistant at Illinois Natural History Survey"

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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

    Lots of connection oppourtunities for students/interns.

    Cons

    Such a big school you feel really expendable

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. "Pretty good school"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Urbana, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Urbana, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice community in the Physics Department. Good science done there.

    Cons

    Depressing architecture of the Physics Building, poorly maintained.


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