University of Chicago
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University of Chicago Reviews in Chicago, IL US

Updated Apr 21, 2014
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Robert J. Zimmer


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

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

ProsGreat work environment as an undergrad research assistant.

ConsDemanding PHD students can be a hassle.

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Campus and Student Life - Good Working Culture

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

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

ProsGood benefits and reasonable work-life balance, if you want it. Most of the people I work with are friendly and warm.

ConsChange takes forever to happen. Culture can be extremely bureaucratic and processes much slower than they need to be.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't focus so much on our US News and World Report status. Those ratings are not as important as student and staff satisfaction.

Yes, I would 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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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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Great place for keeping the brain stimulated. Salary is below expectation.

Senior Lecturer (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I have been working at University of Chicago full-time for more than 5 years

ProsStimulating, demanding, intellectually rigorous environment. Great students! Absolute pleasure working with all levels of students.

ConsSalaries are not transparent. Lots of pay discrepancies and inequities within the same categories.

Advice to Senior ManagementEquitable pay. Far more racial diversity needed at all levels of teaching--both tenured and non-tenured track.

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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