University of Chicago Reviews

Updated Sep 28, 2022

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4.2
81%
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University of Chicago President Robert J. Zimmer (no image)
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590 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits and excellent medical staff(in 113 reviews)

  • "great work environment; extremely professional with wonderful colleagues(in 92 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Hyde Park is not the ideal place to have fun(in 52 reviews)

  • "Low pay relative to the area, siloed organization(in 51 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Graduate Research Assistant

      Aug 1, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Best working environment and opportunities for career development

      Cons

      Sometimes it can be intense and long hours

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Work Life Balance

      Sep 13, 2021 - Associate Director of Development in Hong Kong
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      Pros

      Interesting events and faculty is prominent

      Cons

      Lots of evening calls with global colleagues

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good place to do research

      Apr 21, 2021 - Post Doctoral Researcher 
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      Pros

      Nice research environment. Good scientists.

      Cons

      Not located in a safe area.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Student

      Jul 12, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great intellectual atmosphere, some of the brightest and most dedicated minds if you can focus and settle in.

      Cons

      No where to go at night, extremely dangerous neighborhood, chicago is not a great city to live in and start a career.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee

      aide

      Jun 21, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      very nice place to work

      Cons

      It is very cold in winter

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good environment for research

      Sep 26, 2022 - Postdoctoral Scholar in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fantastic motivational environment for research. Staff in GCIS is friendly.

      Cons

      Lose 2 bikes in 1.5 years even I parked and locked them in front of campus safety camera.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great

      Sep 25, 2022 - Undergraduate Student 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fantastic motivational environment. Strong alumni community

      Cons

      Intense, difficult, cold, very demanding

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      UChicago

      Sep 24, 2022 - Postdoctoral Fellow in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The campus is very beautiful with both Gothic and modern architecture.

      Cons

      UChicago is on the south side of Chicago, and there are some safety issues, especially after dark.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      well valued PhD

      Sep 19, 2022 - PhD Candidate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      PhD salary is very livable in Chicago.

      Cons

      Health insurance could be better.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      UChicago

      Sep 19, 2022 - Working Student 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good education, qualified professors, great student body

      Cons

      There are no cons for this company

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    University of Chicago has an overall rating of 4.2 out of 5, based on over 2,828 reviews left anonymously by employees. 81% of employees would recommend working at University of Chicago to a friend and 67% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, University of Chicago employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.7 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at University of Chicago. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

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