University of Chicago Reviews

Updated 22 Jan 2021

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  • "Low pay given the training level(in 42 reviews)

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  1. "Good opportunities for students working part-time"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Student in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at University of Chicago part-time

    Pros

    Good opportunities for research and writing experience, supervisors are pleasant to work with.

    Cons

    It can be difficult to balance academic workload with your job, but that is not a con about the job or employer.

  2. "Nice place for research. Hospital"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at University of Chicago full-time

    Pros

    Nice place to work. nice people

    Cons

    None I think of. may be security


  3. "Community"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Chicago full-time

    Pros

    Collaborative lab environment, cosmopolitan city

    Cons

    Winters are rough and the cost of living is high

  4. "Good place to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at University of Chicago full-time

    Pros

    Competent HR department and excellent colleagues.

    Cons

    The winter weather is terrible.

  5. "Fellow"

    5.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fellow in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at University of Chicago part-time

    Pros

    Friendly, supportive, learning, technical and career

    Cons

    Not any cons that i can think of

  6. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Research Professional in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great learning opportunity and great Phd placement

    Cons

    Challenging and long hours however days off easily arranged

  7. "UChicago graduate school"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at University of Chicago full-time

    Pros

    Useful career development resource for graduate student (myChoice)

    Cons

    The safety of neighborhood is concerning

  8. "Great University!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Chicago full-time

    Pros

    It is one of the best places in the world to do research!

    Cons

    Everything is good about the University of Chicago.

  9. "Student"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at University of Chicago full-time

    Pros

    Rigorous academics and great core curriculum

    Cons

    May be too theoretical and lacks the practical aspect of certain majors

  10. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Career Development in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at University of Chicago full-time

    Pros

    Your colleagues are all insanely smart and driven, yet humble!

    Cons

    The students can be a bit of a pain because they come from money

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