University of Illinois at Chicago Reviews

Updated Jun 29, 2020

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University of Illinois at Chicago Chancellor Michael D. Amiridis (no image)
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  • "Low pay, incredibly challenging to get promoted(in 36 reviews)

  • "No cons as I only worked there for one semester(in 33 reviews)

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  1. "PhD Student"

    5.0
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago full-time

    Pros

    Good location, lots of PIs to choose from, supportive faculty and students

    Cons

    Semester fees for CTA pass, library, etc

  2. "A pleasant experience"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    As far as academic institutions, I enjoyed working at UIC. It was very family friendly - I had three children while working there, and the staff had extremely supportive. I believe I had 12 weeks of paid maternity leave (between sick leave and FMLA), and my vacation time was 4 weeks a year. They were also very understanding when I would need to leave early to pick up a sick child from daycare. I was never made to feel like my career was suffering because I chose to have a family AND a career, and for that I am very thankful to my directors and colleagues.

    Cons

    UIC is very siloed, and very humble about their accomplishments. There's a lot of really interested and exciting research that happens at UIC, but it's never discussed outside of the department that it's happening in. Without promoting accomplishments, I feel like the University (and its students) often get overlooked.

  3. "Nice place to work"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Chicago, IL

    I worked at University of Illinois at Chicago full-time

    Pros

    Good benefit package for employees

    Cons

    Lower than average salary for postdoc

  4. "Great work/student life ratio"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extremely flexible and great pay

    Cons

    Work instructions were sometimes difficult to understand

  5. "Great Student Employment"

    4.0
    Current Employee - General Office Assistant in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours and basic office duties

    Cons

    Long lull periods and sudden rush hours

  6. "Great for experience"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at University of Illinois at Chicago part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of professional resources and experiences

    Cons

    Somewhat disorganized to work with some people, Some feuds between professionals

  7. "Research Associate"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Somewhat flexible schedule; room to learn; intense but not stressful learning environment

    Cons

    Parking for staff is not free and can be a far walk during the winter; dental insurance could be better

  8. "Intellectual curiosity"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great autonomy and responsibility, feeling good

    Cons

    bureacracy gets in the way of doing things efficiently

  9. "UIC TA"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant 

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago full-time

    Pros

    Great University job and easy to make friends

    Cons

    Minimum hours set at 20

  10. "Interesting and fun."

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Illinois at Chicago part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    On-campus work, helpful, encouraging, and exciting.

    Cons

    Not really any cons but manage well with classes and assignments.

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