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University of Illinois at Chicago Reviews

Updated March 11, 2017
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  • Low pay, the Union works poorly and negotiates badly (in 16 reviews)

  • I can not find anything to say because there is no cons (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "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.


  3. "[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.


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  5. "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


  6. "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.


  7. "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.


  8. "NIH funded research"

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

    Pros

    Scientific inquiry, collaborative environment. No more positive things to say, so filling 20 word minimum with filler words and repetitive words and repetitive words.

    Cons

    Tantamount to slave labor. The NIH model of research is wasteful while at the same time it manages to pay the bare minimum to researchers. Inefficient research and poor working conditions are emblematic of academia.

    Advice to Management

    Professors in academia would have a moral imperative to discourage students from entering academia, unfortunately the critical conflict of interest is that teaching stipends depend on the influx of money from fresh students and their parents each year.


  9. "Parking service agent"

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    Current Employee - Parking Service Agent in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Parking Service Agent in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    State Benefits, hours, easy work, union makes it very difficult to loose your job so there is job security, need very little education or skill

    Cons

    Low pay, no upward mobility, poor management, poor working conditions, very unorganization, a lot favoritism and unequal treatment


  10. "Inbreed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Distance to Chicago downtown. A few gem physicians.

    Cons

    Everyone that works at UIC has some connection to someone else at the UIC, or is just riding out their time. All the hospital and University departments are saddled with friends, relatives, and distant relatives. Civil Service employment is wasting your time or going on strike. The new President of the College is into astrophysics. Time he resettled the dead waste on the moon.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house from top to bottom and save your reputation. Corruption is rampant.


  11. "HR Nightmare"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you are looking to be a pencil pusher that gets paid to do the bare minimum, this is the place for you. It's passionless but stable once you're in the door, of course.

    Cons

    1. Dealing with HR is a nightmare. 2. This place was birthed by bureaucracy and clothed in red tape. Trying to get anything done here requires too many cooks in the kitchen and none of them want to create more work for themselves. The rate of progress at UIC is at a snail's pace. 3. Promotions are based on who you know not what you know, which causes a lot of managerial problems. You've got computer science majors running customer service departments, and badly. And if you attend UIC, you simply need an internship there to evolve into a job and then a handful of years later you can be the director of a department. Incompetency is rewarded when you have charm and friends.

    Advice to Management

    Hire based on job needs and career experience. I also advise hiring outside of the university system so that you are not continuously fermenting the same way of thinking. Mentor your employees and don't inhibit growth with your ego.



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