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Updated Dec 14, 2019

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University of Illinois at Chicago Chancellor Michael D. Amiridis (no image)
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3 Ratings
  1. "Research and Academic Institute"

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

    I worked at University of Illinois at Chicago full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great environment for work; friendly, cooperative and supportive of cultural diversity.

    Cons

    Sometimes running out of grant and financial support , specially in basic science research.

    University of Illinois at Chicago2015-05-20
  2. "Quality Work, Great Vacation"

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    Former Employee - Visiting Research Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Illinois at Chicago full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Can work up to 5 weeks vacation. Typically flexible with schedule.

    Cons

    Hiring process is somewhat slow.

    University of Illinois at Chicago2019-12-11
  3. "Stay Away"

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Specialist 

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits Nothing extraordinary Tuition Waiver

    Cons

    Connection Required Poor salary Discrimination/ Bullying

    University of Illinois at Chicago2019-12-15
  4. "Institute for Tuberculosis Research at UIC"

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    Former Employee - Visiting Research Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at University of Illinois at Chicago full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great resources Excellent opportunity to work with highly educated and reputable scientists Culturally diverse Friendly work environment Manager advocates advancing education.

    Cons

    No annual salary increase Low base salary No growth opportunity Poor Management - Feedback is lacking and sometimes lengthy meetings (2-3 hours).

    University of Illinois at Chicago2019-11-13
  5. "Great learning experience"

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    Current Contractor - Research Specialist 
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago for less than a year

    Pros

    Great place to learn new technologies. Great colleagues to work with.

    Cons

    As anywhere else, some people are very difficult to work with, especially some PIs.

    University of Illinois at Chicago2019-09-07
  6. "Great benefits but lower base salary"

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    Former Employee - Visiting Research Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Illinois at Chicago full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    able to accumulate sick and vacation hours relatively quickly

    Cons

    unable to cash in sick days at end of employment, only vacation days get paid out

    University of Illinois at Chicago2019-08-17
  7. "bureaucratic nightmare"

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    Former Employee - Visiting Research Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Illinois at Chicago full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Excellent benefits; Close to green and blue lines; Outstanding faculty

    Cons

    Low pay; Very difficult to get simple things addressed (ie: it support or having a phone line changed or office cleaned); HR is absolutely useless and generally hostile to employees.

    University of Illinois at Chicago2019-06-17
  8. "Great Place"

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    Current Contractor - Visiting Research Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago for more than a year

    Pros

    The salary position offers up to 24 days of PTO, 12 sick days, and 10 paid holidays. Fkexible schedule and opportunities to grow withing the workplace and company. Great tuition waiver benefits, CTA, and other perks.

    Cons

    Hard to commute, out of the way. Management is rarely seen. I am not sure if they have an HR.

    University of Illinois at Chicago2019-05-17
  9. "Great Benefits, low pay"

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

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Lots of paid time off, laid back work environment

    Cons

    Low pay, few opportunities for advancement.

    University of Illinois at Chicago2019-04-19
  10. "Research Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Research Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    benefits and career development opportunites are great

    Cons

    university does not have a lot of money so pay is not as good

    Advice to Management

    no advice no advice no advice

    University of Illinois at Chicago2018-06-04
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