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Updated August 7, 2018
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  • "no cons for this university as far as I know" (in 9 reviews)

  • "low pay long hours diffcult work" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Doctoral student"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Urbana, IL
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Urbana, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The faculties are very supportive. Many resources for PhD students

    Cons

    Location is a big limitation

    Advice to Management

    If it fits your research interests, go for it, otherwise looking for better places


  2. "Assoc Professor"

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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 Illinois full-time

    Pros

    Great students, wonderful colleagues, beautiful campus

    Cons

    Underfunded pension, challenging HR processes

  3. "Assistant Athletic Coach"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Illinois full-time

    Pros

    Very family like atmosphere

    Cons

    Administration is slow to get things down


  4. "Graduate Student"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Urbana, IL
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Urbana, IL

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, positive team environment, fixed monthly salary

    Cons

    Can be stressful at times but that is life


  5. "Undergraduate Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Urbana, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Urbana, IL
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Illinois part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very fun, hands on, love helping students 1 on 1

    Cons

    Weekly meetings were sometimes inconvenient


  6. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Illinois part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I gained a lot of classroom experience, student interactions were fun

    Cons

    Long hours, never had a chance to run my own class only to teach sections, they cut the number of TAs but for a class I TA'd three times but not the number of students, very low pay


  7. "UIS"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Illinois part-time

    Pros

    good management, good hours, good surroundings

    Cons

    no cons. good place to work

  8. "Adjunct Professor"

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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 Illinois part-time

    Pros

    Great students who are eager to learn. Research and design resources are plentiful.

    Cons

    Depending on the department - might be a lot of drama.


  9. "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.


  10. "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.


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