University of Chicago
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www.uchicago.edu Chicago, IL 5000+ Employees

University of Chicago Reviews in Chicago, IL US

Updated Apr 10, 2014
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3.6 173 reviews

                             

56% Approve of the CEO

University of Chicago President Bob Zimmer

Bob Zimmer

(59 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great place to work as a research programmer

Programmer Analyst (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I have been working at University of Chicago full-time for more than 3 years

ProsInteresting problems, cool people, good benefits

ConsLow salary, not the most exciting neighborhood

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to foster change

Lab Tech (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I have been working at University of Chicago part-time for more than a year

Prosamazing people to work with

Constough work and competition always

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Career Advancement is great employer

Intern (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I worked at University of Chicago part-time for less than a year

ProsOffice culture is fun and relaxed. There are lots of opportunities and perks when working for Career Advancement as a student. The greatest of these is access to the Keurig machine, which is phenomenal for student employees. Ability to work from home is occasionally awarded to superb interns.

ConsBureaucracy is sometimes difficult and frustrating to navigate. The coffee machine sometimes is out of coffee. Both of these things are terrible cons.

Advice to Senior ManagementNever run out of coffee for the Keurig. Never.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Positive

Associate Professor (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I have been working at University of Chicago full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat place to work in the city of Chicago.

ConsNone, but the area around the Univ is not so cool!

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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Great place to work

Financial Mathematics Teaching Assistant (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I have been working at University of Chicago part-time for more than a year

ProsThe hours were good, around 10 per week. I had to be in class for 3 hours, teach 3 hours, and grade for about 4 hours.

ConsGrading was kind of arbitrary and I was basically paid lower than minimum wage per hour. That is ok though, I didn't become a teaching assistant for the money

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Research Assistant (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I have been working at University of Chicago full-time for more than 3 years

ProsVery challenging and creative working environment

ConsI wish to have better trainings in data analysis skills rather than theories. Overall quite challenging.

Advice to Senior Management1) could have more data analysis practices in general

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A prestigious university with high-quality faculty, staff, and students

Fundraising (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I worked at University of Chicago full-time for more than 5 years

ProsSince it is a large organization, there are many opportunities for growth, mentorship, and professional networking. Excellence is a standard, not a goal.

ConsLarge organizations can also foster layers of inefficient bureaucracy. This University reorganizes often but teams, departments, and divisions don't always collaborate as well as they could.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to focus on the future, and avoid allowing traditions to hold back innovation.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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good place to work in

Postdoctoral Scholar (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I worked at University of Chicago full-time for more than 3 years

Prosstressful in the laboratory, in general, it is good place to work in.

Consstrict regulations, good work place though

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A great company to work for...

Administrator (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I have been working at University of Chicago full-time for more than 10 years

ProsLoyal to employees. Strong and stable company. Great place to retire from.

ConsChicago is very cold in winter. If you don't like cold and snow, this might be the place for you.

Advice to Senior ManagementImproved parking and transportation would greatly enhance the quality of the campus and the employee experience.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Short-term researcher in energy

Research Associate (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I worked at University of Chicago full-time for less than a year

ProsCampus is lovely, lots of events/talks/discussions to attend, lots of new buildings and equipment, most folk work on Macs

ConsHard to get exposure to higher-up people, can be very departmental and segmented

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on hiring folk full time, not just using overworked undergraduate and graduate students for research.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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