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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign Reviews

Updated October 9, 2017
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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Phyllis Wise
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Pros
  • On the most part you will enjoy a good work-life balance at the university (in 28 reviews)

  • Competent co-workers and managers; flexible work environment; good professional development opportunities (in 57 reviews)

Cons
  • Cronism is very apparent since it is located in a small Town (in 35 reviews)

  • small town, too far from big cities (in 32 reviews)

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  1. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Urbana, IL
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Urbana, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Intellectually stimulating environment where groundbreaking research happens on regular basis. The faculty and staff are amazing.

    Cons

    None I can think of


  2. "Great / student technician"

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    Current Employee - IT Student Worker in Urbana, IL
    Current Employee - IT Student Worker in Urbana, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, friendly manager, friendly supervisor, simple tasks, beneficial.
    Enhances communication.
    General responsibilities
    Can study at the desk
    Workshops to improve other skills

    Cons

    There are absolutely no cons to working as a student technician at This University in the union. It’s a great place.

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - IT Support in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - IT Support in Champaign, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone is really nice to the student employees; supervisors realize that schoolwork comes first

    Cons

    Location isn't ideal; job can be monotonous


  4. "Excellent research environment"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Urbana, IL
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Urbana, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities for cross disciplinary research. Excellent and productive environment to collaborate, IGB and Beckmann are notable examples.

    Cons

    Less work life balance. not a big city


  5. "Research Assistant Salary"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Champaign, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, and good location. Cost of living in Champaign is very cheap, so you can even save.

    Cons

    Champaign is a small place, and you tired of the city pretty quickly


  6. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Urbana, IL
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Urbana, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Better wages than some universities, the healthcare isn't too bad, tons of ways to interact with other students, easy to find teaching assistantships

    Cons

    Your experience here is entirely dependent upon the lab you join. It can be great, or it can be horrible. Try to talk to other members before making your decision.


  7. "IT help desk"

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    Former Employee - IT Help Desk in Urbana, IL
    Former Employee - IT Help Desk in Urbana, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (More than a year)

    Pros

    friendly colleges and can learn a lot

    Cons

    sometimes busy and have conflict with course schedule

  8. "Worker at Dining Services/Catering"

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    Former Intern - Worker At Dining Services in Champaign, IL
    Former Intern - Worker At Dining Services in Champaign, IL

    I worked at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is a great environment to work in, with many international students and possibility to learn more

    Cons

    It doesn't offer too much of a salary


  9. "Great first professional job"

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    Current Employee - Senior Conservator in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Conservator in Champaign, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, experience, collection, salary, work-life balance, cost of living, community, affordable housing, job opportunities for spouses, autonomy, low crime, job security.

    Cons

    Stressful, bad drivers (students), class system (not everyone equal), out of date technology, little IT support, state budget, health care, winters.

    Advice to Management

    Make managers accountable too, fair treatment of employees, ranking and raises need to be considered. Got rid of the dead weight!


  10. "This school is incredible!"

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    Former Contractor - Assistant Professor - Visiting in Champaign, IL
    Former Contractor - Assistant Professor - Visiting in Champaign, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people. The experience. The community. This is a great artistic community and it wants to become more! College town.

    Cons

    Small town. Not a ton to do or places to go. The college is the best part of the town. Very engaging.

    Advice to Management

    Meet people! Everyone you can!


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