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University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago Reviews

Updated March 21, 2017
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University of Illinois at Chicago Chancellor Paula Allen-Meares
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  • Low pay, the Union works poorly and negotiates badly (in 16 reviews)

  • I can not find anything to say because there is no cons (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Overall - Eh"

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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 at Chicago part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great campus, great students, There are a lot of employees that truly care about students

    Cons

    High turnover, People lose motivation quickly, politics are crazy


  2. "Good company to work with if no growth is needed"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Leave benefits, work- home life balance

    Cons

    Poor health benefit, no bonus


  3. "Research Specialist"

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

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

    Pros

    Stimulating work environment. Fair compensation

    Cons

    I have no complaints to speak of


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  5. "Friendly workplace, relaxed culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very friendly people to work with, like a big family.
    Relaxed work culture

    Cons

    Compensation could be better, but is limited by the university's funding


  6. "Education"

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    Current Employee - Education in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Education in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paid time off, benefits, academic freedom, contract based, state retirement system, vacation time and holidays, review process, decentralized management, tuition waiver

    Cons

    Department culture, no mobility, office politics, high turnover, decentralized management and departments, high competition for resources, weak HR, weak evaluation mechanisms


  7. "Great Employer Great Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Service Desk Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Service Desk Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    It is a great place to work and has great benefits. For example employees have access to a tuition waiver to attend classes. Understanding institution to work for depending on what unit you are employed with.

    Cons

    With the Illinois state budget in chaos sometimes it is a bit unnerving being employed by a state institution. Also, there is not a lot of room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Provide other opportunities to keep employees engaged for the lack of growth and salary increases such as more professional training opportunities, and conferences. Allow for more flexible schedules.


  8. "Review on Teaching Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Very comfortable working environment at UIC

    Cons

    For now I don't see any cons working here.


  9. "Graduate Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, good pay for part-time work, tuition stipend, GAO does a good job at negotiating salary increases on our behalf, Graduate students are the backbone of the university so you will absolutely feel as though you are contributing!

    Cons

    It can be difficult to juggle full time graduate school, internships, and an assistantship (not to mention time for a social life and extra-circulars!). However, this is the best way to ensure that you're not riddled with debt upon leaving school- I recommend an assistantship to any who are lucky enough to get one!

    Advice to Management

    UIC is absolutely a bureaucracy, however, for the most part, they are easy to work with (i.e. paperwork, reaching someone at the office) and are effective at what they aim to do.


  10. "analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    It is an easy place to work. Pace is not stressful.

    Cons

    Little room for progress. Too many meetings.


  11. "Good Benefits + Little Career Advancement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits
    Vacation
    Learning opportunities
    Flexible schedule
    Community

    Cons

    Little career advancement
    Lower salary



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