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University of Iowa Iowa City Reviews

Updated February 6, 2017
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  • Low-pay with limited hours for poor students (in 10 reviews)

  • I have heard that not all graduate students get paid the same (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Best place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Graduate Student & Research Assistant in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student & Research Assistant in Iowa City, IA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people around, perfect environment

    Cons

    Nothing as i could think of


  2. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Iowa City, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good environment, great salary paid, good holiday policy, nice persons and many opportunities for future work, and free time schedule

    Cons

    the city here is a little boring compared to big cities, and it is not convenient for people who do not have a car to live here

    Advice to Management

    more flexible meeting schedule, more completed insurance plan and more group activities.


  3. "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Iowa City, IA

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits, especially for being very low cost of living area. The expectations are very clear, and they have a lot of transparency.

    Cons

    There can be too much administration that oversees departments which can be good in terms of preventing disasters but bad because they are micro managed


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  5. "Quality Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Quality Analyst in Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Quality Analyst in Iowa City, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Knew expectations upfront. Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    None, the University of was a great place to work

    Advice to Management

    Keep improving and looking for ways to eliminate turnover.


  6. "Research Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Iowa City, IA

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

    Pros

    Good pay for straight out of college. Good environment.

    Cons

    Many research assistant positions are temporary and do not have many benefits or are guaranteed to exist after grant funding


  7. "Chemistry Department"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Iowa City, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Iowa full-time

    Pros

    Generally speaking most people of U of Iowa, especially the Chemistry Department are very welcoming and willing to help students.

    Cons

    The incoming freshman population keeps getting bigger and the chemistry department is limited in space making it more difficult over time to properly accommodate with all of the lecture and lab courses.


  8. "Facility Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Facility Supervisor in Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Facility Supervisor in Iowa City, IA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great management, flexible schedule, friendly staff

    Cons

    There can be a lot of downtime, which you can turn into a pro


  9. "Decent pay and treatment of TA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Iowa City, IA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Graduate student/TA's are unionized. Semester fees were around $450. Tuition was 100% waved. TAship required you to work 20 hours a week. Great medical insurance for single individuals. Some married TA's complained that those benefits didn't easily extend to their families.

    Cons

    I heard horror stories of TAs working for professors who treated them poorly and overworked them. That was not my experience.


  10. "RVAP"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Experienced staff members who really care about the work and really know what they are doing. Staff members are loyal to the center and continue to work there for years on end.

    Cons

    Poor management with an ever changing agency. A brand new executive director who needed to receive more training has had a difficult transition.

    Advice to Management

    The management should get more training before they start telling staff what they should or shouldn't do. The agency began to change and management needed to change with it.


  11. "Electronic Technician"

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    Current Employee - Electronic Technician in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Electronic Technician in Iowa City, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They have above average benefit package.

    Cons

    Awful lot of long term union and non-union employees have been laid off to hire new non-union workers at bottom level salaries and worse benefits. Much turnover in general.

    Advice to Management

    Do to others as you would have them do to you.



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