Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – 9 October 2017
Typing, filing, meet & greet, assisting the hard manager, taking inbound & outbound calls, running errands in & around UIC, internet research. I also spoke to students that were new at UIC and answered questions about the campus.
Contract Specialist (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – 9 October 2017
If working for U of I is a desire please confirm that your position isn't contracted out to another entity. There isn't an opportunity for growth when contracted as an off-site employee. One doesn't receive the same support of services if not working on one of the campuses.
Lecturer/Instructor (Current Employee) – Illinois – 19 September 2017
It is balanced environment, where I follow a schedule of two lectures, and time in my office to write articles or grade homework or exams. Also, interacting in a chatroom as facilitator of online classes.
Food Service Administrator I, Culinary Worker III (Former Employee) – Urbana, IL – 7 September 2017
This was one of the most surprising places to work. The union makes it hard for work to be fair because it is to hard to fire people. The atmosphere is cutthroat and angry. I thought this would be my last position.
Department Supervisor/Graduate Adviser (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – 4 September 2017
The department and the supervisor have the ability to make your experience balanced or stressful. Supervising Academics have various management styles and a person needs to be able to adjust.. Most departments are balanced ans easy to work with the work load is always more than one person can do so you need to prioritize your work . When you can do this you are in for a great experience. 15 years at this institution.
Research Scientist/Graduate Student (Former Employee) – Urbana, IL 61801 – 4 August 2017
Often overlooked by from Ohio State and the University of Michigan, the University of Illinois is an immersive school that provides the resources (education and other-wise) to succeed in a scientific world.
Campus Housing was a place to grow and develop experience in many levels of work.
Resident Assistant (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – 3 August 2017
My time in Campus Housing was short but the people I worked with and the knowledge I gained will last a lifetime. I was able to learn how to deal with high stress situations as well as develop communication skills. I was surrounded by people from all backgrounds and had no issues with finding a sense of community and belonging. At times the work was tedious and hard and may have required long hours but I came out of it a better person.
Communications Specialist (Former Employee) – Champaign, IL – 2 August 2017
Each office/department of the university is like it's own little company, so your experience is really dependent on where you are. Overall very stressful. There's lots of red tape, and faculty don't have a lot of respect for staff members.
Tons of vacation, health insurance, free Lynda.com accounts, cheap adobe licenses, access to the university library
Faculty make bad bosses, red tape, not a lot of room for advancement, low pay
It was a pleasant if somewhat stilted work environment, because I was temporary help.
Extra-Help Office Assistant I (Former Employee) – Urbana-Champaign, IL – 10 June 2017
Work day was not always busy. What I learned was minimal because I was not hired into a permanent position. I was only given enough training and information to complete the assigned task for a specific amount of time.
Assistant Director (Current Employee) – Urbana, IL – 5 June 2017
The university has the potential to be a great employer, but unfortunately it is held back by the state. Being an Academic Professional, we take the brunt of the hardship and there is little job security but continual threats of our benefits being slashed.
Springfield Intern/ Events Coordinator, UIS (Former Employee) – Springfield, IL – 1 June 2017
Working in an athletic environment is absolutely great. All the staff is very personable and outgoing. They were easy to talk to and had great work ethic. The staff all had the same vision and goals for the athletic department, it was one big team
Nutrition and Wellness Educator (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – 25 May 2017
Good, but offices are located in Urbana and we work in Chicago and life would be better if we had better contact with our employer. Time goes by too fast not to be in touch with those who make the decisions.