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University of Illinois at Chicago Reviews

Updated September 17, 2017
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  • Low pay for what I do Lack of team work, poor management in my Dept (in 21 reviews)

  • I have had great research advisors, so no cons for me (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Gym"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    There are no pros, you are underpaid for the amount of work that you end up doing. You get no benefits or promotions.

    Cons

    Terrible management in every department, low pay, hours are awful. You are better off working at mcdonalds and have better benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees better and treat them better. We did all the dirty work for $8 an hour and the hours are terrible.


  2. "University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and time off including excellent observance of holidays.

    Cons

    Poor pay scale that does not allow for retaining talented staff.

    Advice to Management

    Improve pay scale to recognize employees who are overworked. Improve processes and employee engagement

  3. "Its an ok place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Illinois at Chicago full-time

    Pros

    I worked with some amazing people.

    Cons

    It was a very messy work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Be a little more flexible


  4. "The Perks Don't Outweigh the Cost"

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    Former Contractor - Resident Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Former Contractor - Resident Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at University of Illinois at Chicago as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you're an RA there is free housing and food. The real pro is (usually) the staff members. You build life-long friendships with some truly amazing individuals.

    Cons

    If you're a PM you don't get a weekend meal plan. You're expected to work shifts on jobs you weren't hired for (like the front desk). Threatened with being fired if you don't attend basketball games (so management can impress the executives). Give up any hopes of having a work-life balance. Don't calculate the amount of hours you work versus the pay you get.

    Advice to Management

    Allow the workers to unionize, provide explicit contracts, and stop taking advantage of young adults


  5. "Easy-Breezy TRIO Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    TRIO office is endless lunch breaks, all day socializing, and afternoon naps are - very little work required.

    Cons

    TRIO Grant-funded mission of student service is not met for 90% of students


  6. "recruiter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Students are smart and inspiring.

    Cons

    The lack of leadership diversity.


  7. "[SPECIFICALLY FOR ENGINEERING AT UIC] Too many toxic engineering faculty. Treated like dirt if you don't have a PhD."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Generous vacation (depending on position), good benefits, can create a decent work-life balance. Plenty of opportunity to change positions and go to different parts of the university.

    Cons

    Disorganized and poorly maintained. People frequently kept in the dark. Too many rotten apples in the barrel, but they are tenured, so nothing can be done. Many faculty in the engineering departments treat non-PhDs disrespectfully--like they are beneath them/servants for the department. Some departments are incredibly misogynistic and racist. Many employees have a pass the buck mentality because taking responsibility and ownership only leads to more work and criticism. Too many politics and petty faculty members can make the environment toxic and stressful.

    Advice to Management

    If you hire someone for their expertise and then sabotage them by not giving them proper support or timely feedback, criticize them constantly and constantly shift the goal posts, you will not keep happy employees or achieve any of the things you want. If you have faculty members with past problems treating staff with courtesy then do not put them in charge of anything the staff has to do.

  8. "Cst"

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    Former Contractor - Certified Surgical Tech in Chicago, IL
    Former Contractor - Certified Surgical Tech in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Illinois at Chicago as a contractor

    Pros

    They have a nice Hospital, some of the workers are nice

    Cons

    They don't give you a chance, they don't help you, they talk bad about you over all its horrible.

    Advice to Management

    Poor


  9. "Terrible."

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    Former Employee - Desk Worker
    Former Employee - Desk Worker
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Worked and lived in the same building

    Cons

    Resident Directors/Higher ups do not care about student staff, to them you are expendable and expected to give up everything for the job, which makes me laugh because most of their employees are STUDENTS.


  10. "Ok for entry level employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Organization has good benefits, and time off.

    Cons

    Not a progressive institution, management not professional.


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