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University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago Reviews

Updated October 15, 2017
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University of Illinois at Chicago Chancellor Paula Allen-Meares
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  • Low pay for what I do Lack of team work, poor management in my Dept (in 21 reviews)

  • I have had great research advisors, so no cons for me (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "good but needs to improve"

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    Current Employee - Office Aide in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Office Aide 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

    the system to deposit salary and fill timesheets is excellent.

    Cons

    1. less job to student ratio 2. some jobs have less pay and more work while sometimes you get more money just to warm chairs.

    Advice to Management

    create more jobs


  2. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I've worked as admin. asst. for over 3 years & in a high volume call center.

    Cons

    I don't do very well with Excel. But I'm better with everything else computer wise.

    Advice to Management

    Keeping looking until you find what you're looking for.

  3. "Research technologist"

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    Current Employee - Research Technologist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Research Technologist in Chicago, IL
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment and very nice people around the university
    Wide range of benefits, including tuition and transit
    Close to downtown

    Cons

    The advancement of job title and raise process is really slow
    It is mandatory to be in union if taking a civil service position


  4. "Great!"

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    Former Employee - Operations Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Operations Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Student recreation is a great place to be. The facility is new and clean, and a great place to workout.

    Cons

    Low pay if you’re working hourly wages, especially as a student. But it’s spending money and the work is not stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Great supportive environment.


  5. "Accountant Assistance"

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    Current Employee - Accounting Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Accounting Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, nice staffs, convenient

    Cons

    Low wages, non-profit entity procedures different from for-profit firms


  6. "Graduate Research Assistnat"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great work environment. There are lots of flexibility.

    Cons

    Small team. The project is very small.

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Great school"

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

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

    Pros

    They are an open, diverse school that has many merits and a lowish tuition.

    Cons

    Classes are very challenging depending on your major although this isn't really a bad thing as it encourages you to learn.

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving in the direction you're headed and keep making UIC a better place!

  8. "Graduate Research Assistant reviews"

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent compensation with an optimum level of work.

    Cons

    Higher management is a little slow on embracing change, which is expected as this is Healthcare domain.


  9. "Worked for a great lab"

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    Former Employee - Lab Research Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Lab Research Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great professors, flexible schedule, nice people.

    Cons

    Low pay, public universities are hurting for grants, not much room for advancement unless you are a grad student.


  10. "IT TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE"

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    Former Employee - IT Technical Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - IT Technical Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Illinois at Chicago full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The Technology was great, and so was the fact that I got to implement it as I saw fit. Getting to attend Budget Planning Meetings with Directors and decide the IT Budget was great. Purchasing equipment was great.

    Cons

    Most of the people were nice, but 25% had dark hidden agendas, and went out of their way to make everything difficult for those trying to do things right. Even goung so far as to threaten people with dismissal if they would not undermine the efforts of others. I wish the system here would allow me to enter the correct dates for this job. I haven't worked since due to stress related medical issues. A nice job gone awry.

    Advice to Management

    When Management allows people to behave badly it can ruin the perfect job for everyone. Most people there were nice, but those who were not ruined it for everyone.


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