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University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago Reviews

Updated May 22, 2017
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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. "analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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.


  2. "Good Benefits + Little Career Advancement"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  3. "Working as GA and full time"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    -Numerous opportunties
    -Good Support for students
    -learnt a lot my first manager, time management and efficient work management

    Cons

    -Using archaic technologies
    -Lengthy meetings reduces productivity at times


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  5. "Adjunct Lecturer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjunct Lecturer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Adjunct Lecturer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong professional environment, expectation of excellence, compassionate management when personal crises arise; great tech support, expectation of collaboration

    Cons

    Unpredictability of contract hours; schedules often include weeknights and weekends as well as weekday mornings

    Advice to Management

    Consider how beneficial adjunct staffing is to your organization and offer bonuses to acknowledge that. Hourly salary has not gone up in 4.5 years. If an hourly increase is not possible, consider an end-of-year bonus.


  6. "PhD Epidemiologist - Researcher"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    IHRP has a great network of researchers to work with. There are also a couple of competitive fellowships available for PhD students.

    Cons

    The budget of the Univesrity is a mess. The administration is not always easy to navigate; it can get very political.

    Advice to Management

    PhD students have no money so if you could help them by providing them with information about potential funding it would be great.


  7. "Graduate Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good learning environment.
    Flexible working hours.

    Cons

    As a student sometimes I had to difficult time in managing the course work along with the assigned work. But, I would say that is only during the end of the semester. However my supervisor was very generous that she used to give me time to take care of my studies.


  8. "Computer Specialist I"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Computer Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Computer Specialist in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    A lot of information technology knowledge is shared and the scheduling is very flexible

    Cons

    The pay is not even minimum wage level of chicago.


  9. "Graduate teaching assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Teaching 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

    Tuition waiver is provided year round

    Cons

    None whatsoever. It's been a pleasure working here

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "extra help"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Extra Help in Chicago, IL
    Current Contractor - Extra Help in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    flexible schedule, good co-workers, friendly staff

    Cons

    can not do more than 20 hours


  11. "Great Place to Work"

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

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

    Pros

    Highly collaborative colleagues. Very diverse Man my opportunities for personal development.

    Cons

    Director title varies in scope, responsibility and salary.

    Advice to Management

    Mid-career non faculty staff get some memtoring, but need more in order to advance careers.


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