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University of Illinois at Chicago Reviews

Updated December 12, 2017
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  • low pay, which only allows to pay bills (in 22 reviews)

  • There are no cons for working here (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Change"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great time sick and vacation benefits.

    Cons

    Old culture, change if very difficult, people stuck in their roles over 20 years.


  2. "Postdoctoral Fellow"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits! Great work freedom!

    Cons

    The salary paid was too low for sustainability in Chicago!

  3. "Research assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Illinois at Chicago part-time

    Pros

    Campus is close to downtown.

    Cons

    Very depressing proffesors and staff.


  4. "Wonderful"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Illinois at Chicago part-time

    Pros

    I had a wonderful time with the team.

    Cons

    Would be difficult to balance studies and work at the same time.


  5. "Gradaute Hourly"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Pay is good. Hospitable environment. Can learn a lot

    Cons

    No cons in my experience


  6. "Graduate Hourly Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Illinois at Chicago part-time

    Pros

    One of the best universities to find opportunities as a working student

    Cons

    None that can think off

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  7. "UIC grad school varies by professor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Smaller community
    -Professors are more likely to be available

    Cons

    -Fewer institutional resources
    -Less name recognition

  8. "Post doctoral research assistant"

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    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Research Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Research Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very impressive research and collaborations with industries

    Cons

    Underpaid salary


  9. "Research assistant"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    UIC has a lot of great core facilities where you can always get what you want. In my case, my research is related with imaging biological tissue. I found the technicians here are really professional.

    Cons

    One of the cons is that those core facilities sometimes are very busy. You need to make a reservation long time prior to your experiment. Sometimes it makes you feel upset when you know your experiment is scheduled at half year later.


  10. "Teaching sucks"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Nothing but I will leave with a PhD

    Cons

    Terrible entitled students and incompetent professors who don't care

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring lazy professors


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