University of Illinois at Chicago Reviews

Updated Jun 17, 2021

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Pros
  • "The work environment is amazing(in 64 reviews)

  • "flexible hours, they understand you are a student(in 56 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "low pay rate and long process to get paperwork done(in 40 reviews)

  • "unsafe neighborhood, relatively low salary(in 22 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Graduate Assistant

      Jun 17, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Decent pay that offers liveable wage and benefits

      Cons

      Not eligible for promotions or salary negotiations as pay is a flat rate

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    2. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Only 37% of advancement team said they're not looking elsewhere due to toxic culture

      May 6, 2021 - Frontline Fundraiser in Chicago, IL
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      Pros

      Wonderful university mission Alumni and donors are caring even if not in position to give Student body is incredibly talented and diverse

      Cons

      In a recent survey between 60-70% of the staff indicated that they feel like they're not valued and have shared that they're looking elsewhere due to a toxic work culture. Only 36% said "advancement leadership values them as individuals" (4% strongly agree, 14% 18% somewhat agree) while 57% felt this was false (10% somewhat disagree, 18% disagree, 29% strongly disagree) and 7% were unsure. To the question "I have considered leaving UIC because of the culture in OVCA (Advancement office)" 57% said they agreed (21% strongly agree, 16% agree, 13% somewhat agree) and only 37% said they disagreed (7% somewhat disagree, 25% disagree, and 5% strongly disagree) and 7% were unsure/didn't know. Many people used the free response question to call out the current leadership and/or to express that even in an anonymous survey they didn't feel comfortable avoiding retaliation for giving honest feedback.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work

      Jun 14, 2021 - Postdoctoral Fellow in Chicago, IL
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      Pros

      Department of pharmacology and regenerative medicine Dr. Asrar B. Malik is an extremely well-balanced leader who constantly encourages collaboration among the various labs.

      Cons

      Parking is a major issue with this University.

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great job

      Jun 14, 2021 - Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL
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      Pros

      They really try their best considering budget cuts

      Cons

      It’s still a job at a state university so there isn’t a lot of leeway

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Benefits

      Jun 15, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Good benefits. Flexible, room to grow

      Cons

      There is no outside parking and parking fees expensive

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Wonderful Experience

      Jun 8, 2021 - Gradate Research Assistant in Chicago, IL
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      Pros

      Nice to work there. I enjoyed working with my Professor

      Cons

      Needs to improve the department management skills

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Jun 9, 2021 - General Office Assistant 
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      Pros

      Friendly Environment and a great place to work

      Cons

      Didn't find any cons working there.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Job

      Jun 9, 2021 - Writing Center Tutor 
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      Pros

      There are very friendly staff

      Cons

      It is a temporary job

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    9. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Extremely unprofessional. Shockingly poor work life balance.

      May 6, 2021 - Athletic Trainer 
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      Pros

      - Discount on apparel due to NCAA partnership

      Cons

      - Everyone in a managerial role of any kind avoids confrontation and pushes their work on to lower level employees resulting in a terrible work life balance - Interdepartmental relationships/communication is a complete disaster - Nobody is held accountable for the actions or lack thereof - Extremely poor compensation in exchange for an almost impossible work load - Even after complaints from both student athletes and their respective athletic trainers about abuse from coaches, management looks the other way and does not address the issue - Severely understaffed - Athletics department is at a complete stand still. Nothing is being improved and there is no attempt at being productive

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Awesome Position

      Jun 1, 2021 - Course Builder in Chicago, IL
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      Pros

      -Great pay (comes with tuition waiver) -Flexible schedule -Problem-solving

      Cons

      There were no cons, I was quite happy with the work!

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