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Updated June 24, 2017
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University of Illinois at Chicago Chancellor Paula Allen-Meares
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  • I can not find anything to say because there is no cons (in 19 reviews)

  • Low pay, the Union works poorly and negotiates badly (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Postdoctoral Research Associate"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Flexibility to do your own work

    Cons

    Ugly run down building needing upgrades


  2. "Design Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Good coworkers, flexible hours, interesting projects

    Cons

    Poor facilities, below average pay

  3. "Instructional Designer"

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    Former Employee - Instructional Designer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Instructional Designer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The coworkers were excellent! The faculty were mostly great to work with, though the ones who were difficult were extremely difficult beyond reason

    Cons

    The pay rate was very minimal for the amount of work put in.


  4. "Great benefits but lots of politics with management depending on department."

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of time off for vacation and sick days. Pretty consistent hours. The benefits are really great in general. Room to grow.

    Cons

    Depending on the department and College, there are lots of egos. I don't see this as much in some other Colleges. Have been dealing with construction multiple years.

    Advice to Management

    Tone down some of the egos.


  5. "Associate Director of International Education"

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

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

    Pros

    Love the people I work with.

    Cons

    Healthcare benefits are not very good in that providers wait too long to be paid.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  6. "UIC"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, vacation and sick time, holidays, full tuition waiver, pleasant coworkers

    Cons

    Illinois budget crisis, no room for growth in position, problems with civil service and academic professional conversions often, bureaucratic organization, raises aren't consistent

    Advice to Management

    More room for growth, opportunities for salary increases and cost of living increases each year


  7. "RA"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gain experiences in application and worked with many experts from different fields and wrote papers together.

    Cons

    It was not so easy to find an RA on campus. Particularly, some RA positions were only known for certain faculties. Furthermore, most of the RA job are just an hourly job.

    Advice to Management

    It was better to announce the position so that more students could have a chance to know and apply it.

  8. "Little pay for overworked graduate students."

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

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

    Pros

    100% Pay is only for the Summer semester.

    Cons

    Spring and Fall semesters are capped at 50% pay.

    Advice to Management

    Graduate Students are overworked with little pay... not a good thing!


  9. "OK but lack of communication"

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    Former Employee - Tutor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Tutor in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere; overall really enjoyed the people I worked with. The students I worked with were also really nice. Overall ok work for students during the semester.

    Cons

    Pay was not desirable.; less than the minimum wage of Chicago. Communication between the tutors and management was almost non existent.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on actually communicating with the tutors and help to foster more of a relationship between the tutors and the teachers for the class they helped tutor for.


  10. "UIC Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very open, accepting, and community-centered institution
    Mission statement emphasizes service to diverse urban community
    Lots of room for growth and opportunities to take the lead on things

    Cons

    As a public university, the institution is at the whim of the state's budget woes (i.e. lack of one)
    Relatively young research university still figuring out who and what it wants to be

    Advice to Management

    Give your students and faculty the resources they need to compete with other research universities! As an academic institution, you cannot seek to grow by cutting funding from programs that need it the most, or by funneling resources into expensive administrative level positions


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