Graduate Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Champaign, IL – 7 December 2017
Definitely not the position for me. Being a graduate student promises the future of success, but the road towards it is not easy. You pretty much "make your own program". You set you hours, make your own schedule, and have to go to class as well. The hours are long, with little pay. Again. if you want to work in Academia, you need to be able to develop multitasking skills, organize your research and be ready to work hard. Not for anyone!
guidance, free funding, resources for research, great departments
Food Sanitation Laborer/Stage Hands (Current Employee) – Urbana, IL – 14 November 2017
A typical day at State Farm Center well the crew usually meet on the northwest side of the stadium before we start our assignments we have doughnuts & coffee, work until everything is setup then we have intermission until the show is concluded then I'm responsible for breaking down stage & loading it up. Something great I learned was time management & how to be a team player. Workplace culture is great I mean you become intrigued with the job almost immediately just knowing the history & knowing what your apart of makes you appreciate the job just little more. The hardest part of the job is the scheduling I personally wish I had more hours. The most enjoyable part hands down is meeting the celebs & pay.
Building Service Worker (Former Employee) – Champaign, IL – 23 October 2017
This is a cut throat environment. It is not a fair and just place to work. The slackers stay there to retire and those that work hard may lose their position because of a slight slip. I was a slow work environment and it may take about 3 hours to do a taask. It must be strerched over a 8 hour shift.
Student Event Manager (Current Employee) – Champaign, IL – 22 October 2017
Clear direction given from upper level management. The other employees work well together and there is no abuse of power. The hardest part is understanding every specific question. The easiest part of the job is the flexibility in hours and what to do during the game.
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