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- "'Work schedule and low pay'" (in 146 reviews)
- "Being a government entity the starting salaries are low compared to private sector" (in 96 reviews)
- "It’s salaries are low and management poor" (in 43 reviews)
- "Culture and poor leadership and organization" (in 13 reviews)
- "Communication from upper management to employees was inconsistent and generally lacking." (in 12 reviews)
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- 4.0Jun 22, 2023Graduate Research/Teaching AssistantFormer Employee, more than 1 yearChicago, IL
I enjoyed teaching students and helping them succeed in the courses I taught. I gained a lot of useful experience developing my communication skills. The instructors in my department were very supportive and backed me up when handling difficult situations with students. I felt empowered to do my job and they gave me a space where I could take ownership of my work and perform a job that I could be proud of.
Unfortunately the pay was lacking compared to the other universities in Chicago, but everywhere else in the city is a private school so that may explain (not excuse) it. I heard of students struggling to pay bills with the pay they were receiving (I was fortunate to have a higher stipend based the department I worked in). It's bad enough that the students will go on strike to demand higher pay every few years (many instructors also support this and also will protest for higher pay in their union as well). You may deal with disgruntled undergraduate students as a TA who are upset due to factors that are out of your control (though in some ways this was a positive experience in that it helped me develop skills in handling such situations as stated above). There were sometimes communication issues with instructors as to expectations but I think a large part of it was due to having to adapt different teaching modalities during COVID times and then having to transition back to in-person teaching.1
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University of Illinois at Chicago has an overall rating of 4.1 out of 5, based on over 2,712 reviews left anonymously by employees. 79% of employees would recommend working at University of Illinois at Chicago to a friend and 58% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.
79% of University of Illinois at Chicago employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated University of Illinois at Chicago 3.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.9 for culture and values and 3.8 for career opportunities.