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Good place to work except for the parking
Research Technician (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILMay 12, 2017
This is a good place to work, however, finding a parking spot is difficult. There is plenty of diversity and most people are polite. If you live far away, try to take the train.
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The pay is good
CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) –  5700 S Maryland AveMay 12, 2017
there needs to be a lot or work done with the nurses and how they talk to people. the pay is good and I loved helping the patience and family members.
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Great co-workers, minimal management
Postdoctoral Scholar (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILMay 1, 2017
My coworkers are amazing, and the support staff is excellent. However, there is too much of an emphasis on advertising and sales in the academic research here.
Pros
great support staff
Cons
unpredictable supervisor quality
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great atmosphere
Research Assistant (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILApril 29, 2017
Being a part of this environment was stressful at times (there are a lot of higher-ups who demanded a lot), however, it was well worth the work. Very prestigious but open-minded employees.
Pros
helpful
Cons
high demand
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postdoc
Researcher/Postdoc (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILApril 22, 2017
I've had the opportunity to build strong social networks, pursue my career aspirations early on, and learn from brilliant, passionate professors. There's also a wide variety of interesting project to do.
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I would not recomend working there
GI Technician (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILApril 21, 2017
Pros
Compensation is good but merit rises for tech not fair. if your not in a union you do not get the same rises as union workers.

Cons
the cultural is really hard to deal with every department is the same/
Most people stay for the pay but are not happy with the working conditions.
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High Standard Hospital
Surgical Tech Student (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILApril 17, 2017
You will get to hear about the modern instruments in the market. It is where they do the trials and you will learn hw it hasten the services given to the patients.
Pros
encounter many cases
Cons
far from my residence
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Relaxed
SENIOR STOCK CLERK-CDL (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILApril 7, 2017
Working there will give that family job balance needed to keep you less stress. The pay could be better but the overall benefits are great.

The education reimbursement needs to get better.
Pros
Great Benefits
Cons
Pay a little lacking.
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Supervisors and colleagues were so nie to work with.
Programmer (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILApril 6, 2017
Worked as programmer using Unisys A series mainframe system.
The project was for six months, testing and implementation was completed right on schedules
Pros
no
Cons
no
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Decent place to work
Lead Supply Chain Logistics Materials Specialist (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILApril 4, 2017
Position is productivity-based and busy which makes the day go by fast. Management is very supportive and understanding of family-related matters which is a huge plus.
Pros
Free Lunch
Cons
Raise increases are low
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another job
asst housekeeper (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILMarch 31, 2017
typical day consist of recieving your pagers at start of shift, as well as getting your assignments. then you start collecting supplies as well as cart
Pros
benefits
Cons
short breaks
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Leader in research
University Contracts & Grants Analyst (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILMarch 26, 2017
Leader in medicine, research, education and has excellent reputation. Finance department had too much turn around but things may have changed since 2015.
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Great institution
Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILMarch 13, 2017
Amazing institution, tons of opportunity for growth. It must be said though that this place is for the intellectually curious only. You will consistently be challenged to improve.
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University of Chicago
Research Technician I - Human Genetics Laboratory (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILMarch 11, 2017
Great place to work! I would recommend this employer. The work environment is comfortable and the people are friendly. Management is approachable and are willing to help.
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Excellent place to work if...
Human Resources Generalist (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILMarch 8, 2017
Excellent place to work if you have the right manager. The university is too big to categorically rate it. Everyone's experience depends on the unit and the leaders of that unit.
Pros
Experience gained, benefits and opportunity for growth
Cons
Leadership and culture
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Over worked
Medical Assistant (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILMarch 8, 2017
Its always a full day and not enough staff! Over all its a great place to work and get to meet people. The best thing about the University is Starbucks.
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Highly variable
Director (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILMarch 7, 2017
Leave policy is fantastic. HR service is pretty crummy. Your overall experience will depend upon your manager. Overall culture is good--smart, interesting coworkers.
Pros
leave policy
Cons
budget cuts
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productive
Senior Research Technologist and Lab Manager (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILMarch 7, 2017
need to working hard, not relax life, the work place culture is good,The University of Chicago is a special place to work for those academically inclined, but the benefits are expensive, especially for staff. The salaries aren't great for staff members either. The research facilities and collaborations are excellent.
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Nice working environment
Student Assistant (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILMarch 1, 2017
Excellent working experience with the Center for East Asian Studies. My supervisor is super nice and helpful. I have the chances to communicate with prominent professors from the distinguished universities.
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Referral coordinator refill nurse clinical nurse
Staff Nurse (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILMarch 1, 2017
assure patients referrals for services from planned providers for outpatient services, perform vital sings for clinical visits, assist with orientation of new employees
Pros
close to home great pay
Cons
none
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