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University of Illinois at Chicago Reviews

Updated May 3, 2017
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University of Illinois at Chicago Chancellor Paula Allen-Meares
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  • I can not find anything to say because there is no cons (in 19 reviews)

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

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  1. "Very rewarding position"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Diversity of employees and faculty

    Cons

    Managed Care reimbursement/payment to providers is too long.


  2. "Teaching assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good working hours, Good salary,

    Cons

    It was a temporary job


  3. "Review on Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very comfortable working environment at UIC

    Cons

    For now I don't see any cons working here.


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  5. "Graduate Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, good pay for part-time work, tuition stipend, GAO does a good job at negotiating salary increases on our behalf, Graduate students are the backbone of the university so you will absolutely feel as though you are contributing!

    Cons

    It can be difficult to juggle full time graduate school, internships, and an assistantship (not to mention time for a social life and extra-circulars!). However, this is the best way to ensure that you're not riddled with debt upon leaving school- I recommend an assistantship to any who are lucky enough to get one!

    Advice to Management

    UIC is absolutely a bureaucracy, however, for the most part, they are easy to work with (i.e. paperwork, reaching someone at the office) and are effective at what they aim to do.


  6. "Graduate Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good learning environment.
    Flexible working hours.

    Cons

    As a student sometimes I had to difficult time in managing the course work along with the assigned work. But, I would say that is only during the end of the semester. However my supervisor was very generous that she used to give me time to take care of my studies.


  7. "Graduate teaching assistant"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Tuition waiver is provided year round

    Cons

    None whatsoever. It's been a pleasure working here

    Advice to Management

    None


  8. "Excellent with great benefits!"

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    Current Employee - Professor in Urbana, IL
    Current Employee - Professor in Urbana, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Faculty rights, collegial environment, and tremendous opportunities for growth and development

    Cons

    Some politics, buildings need maintenance, people not willing to change.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the good work, make the system more stronger, cater to other campuses.


  9. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Illinois at Chicago full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Collaborative atmosphere across campus.

    The majority of professors and staff were awesome to work or collaborate with on campus.

    Easily accessible using public transportation, if needed, especially on snowy days.

    Excellent work environment that offered flexibility in work hours depending on where you work on campus; great vacation and sick time benefits for academic positions. Reasonably priced healthcare benefits.

    Cons

    It depends on which department, division or your position and whether or not you have a chance of obtaining a promotion or higher title. There is not much chance of a promotion unless you obtain another position on campus or work for the right person or division that is expanding and has more opportunity.

    Disconnect between division administration and rest of staff with little to no communication on divisional activities or status.

    Employees do not pay into social security, and therefore are not eligible for the full amount upon retirement (windfall elimination provision) unless you obtain the necessary amount of credits into social security. Otherwise, you social security benefits are reduced.

    Pension uncertainty.

    Advice to Management

    Include all staff in divisional meetings in order to increase communication within the division and provide an environment of inclusion rather than exclusion.


  10. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Computer Lab Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Computer Lab Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Chicago part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great bosses, and simple workload. You can do homework when it's not too busy so you are always doing something productive.

    Cons

    The pay is very low. It pays around the state minumum wage, and when you live in a place like Chicago, that doesn't leave you with a lot of purchasing power.

    Advice to Management

    Be a little more transparent.


  11. "Program Service Aide"

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    Former Employee - Program Service Aide in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Program Service Aide in Chicago, IL

    I worked at University of Illinois at Chicago full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I really enjoyed working for this company. They really have great pay & benefits packages. You really learn more positions as you are on probation. I was trained to work in the emergency room, register patients and work in financial department.

    Cons

    There are really not any cons in this job.


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