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University of Iowa Iowa City Reviews

Updated September 7, 2017
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  • Low pay (it's graduate school, of course) (in 14 reviews)

  • There is not much life-work balance for graduate students (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Best place to work"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Iowa City, IA

    I worked at University of Iowa (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible, understanding staff, good benefits

    Cons

    I like it overall. So no cons.


  2. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Former Intern - Graduate Research Assistant in Iowa City, IA
    Former Intern - Graduate Research Assistant in Iowa City, IA
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Iowa as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits for student workers (graduate research assistant) at the college of public health including healthcare that had a huge provider network

    Cons

    None - note that individual experience may be highly dependent on the professor/department you work for

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in your student employees

  3. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Iowa City, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work culture and life balance.

    Cons

    No Cons. All pros. Sometimes work load increases which depends on your supervisor.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  4. "scientist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Iowa City, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good work environment for virologist

    Cons

    parking can be a problem


  5. "GREAT place to work"

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    Current Employee - Support Staff in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Support Staff in Iowa City, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very friendly staff and willing to help you learn to ropes of the job.

    Cons

    Often weekend hours and during the summer long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on bettering the view of the center.


  6. "Best employer I have worked for"

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    Former Employee - Program Director in Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Program Director in Iowa City, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Environment fosters use of knowledge and skills while allowing independence and creativity. As a staff level employee was treated with respect and valued for contributions. Great benefits!

    Cons

    The Iowa Board of Regents determine salary ranges which can limited an individual's negotiation opportunity when being hired. Typically receive a cost of living increase in annual basis.


  7. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Iowa City, IA

    I worked at University of Iowa part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great organization to work for

    Cons

    A lot of the cons regarding the old hospital was addressed when they did their addition a few years back

  8. "Part Time Student Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Iowa City, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    99% of the employers are more than willing to work around class schedule and help you with your future career

    Cons

    Pay is a little less than other positions outside the university, but the convenience factor makes it worth it.


  9. "Former IT Specialist"

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    Former Employee - IT Support Specialist in Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - IT Support Specialist in Iowa City, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great flexibility in hours available for you to work
    - Cater especially towards students and their schedules
    - Great, friendly, and engaging work environment

    Cons

    - Part time hours
    - Not as much pay as some other places.


  10. "Happy TA"

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    Former Contractor - Teaching Assistant in Iowa City, IA
    Former Contractor - Teaching Assistant in Iowa City, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Iowa as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Teaching how to teach, great!

    Cons

    Too few classes to teach.

    Advice to Management

    Increase budget in Department of Theatre Arts. Increase enrollment.


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