Teaching Assistant (Current Employee), Chicago, IL – May 6, 2013
As I was only a teaching assistant for the laboratory portion of the class credit, the job was variable in hours and durations. I learned new techniques from my supervisor that will help me in future laboratory settings. Overall, it was a great place to gain some experience in the work field.
Office Support Specialist (Current Employee), Champaign, Illinois – April 11, 2013
Pros: have the ability to take courses at half the price.
Being the only secretarial person at the office therefore there is nor typical day at work.
In my position, the knowledge that I have gained is immense.
Management is great and has been great, because the directors of the centers only serve 3 years to 4 years. I have had the opportunity to work for six different directors in the 11 years that I have – more... worked at the University.
I do not have co-workers. As stated before I am the only secretary for both Centers.
The most difficult part of the job is that I don't speak Portuguese, because of the Lemann Institute we have many students from Brazil.
The most enjoyable part of the job is the STUDENTS. Their optimism is refreshing and rewarding. – less
Fun, friendly atmosphere, people very appreciative, respectful, kind
Vet Med Extra Help Shipping Clerk (Former Employee), Urbana, IL – March 25, 2013
Daily receipt of all UPS, FedEx, USPS, UIUC Central Stores, OfficeMax, and various shipping and delivery companies. Process packages and mail for delivery within Vet Med. Prioritize packages - perishables having highest priority. Proper care of perishables (storage, either refrigerate or freezer) if unable to deliver due to absence of addressee then – more... contact addressee with email and followup with any subsequent instructions per addressee. Great job - great atmosphere - great people! I LOVED THIS JOB! Truly enjoyed providing optimum service and contact with professors, department heads, research scientists, grad students, et al. People respond very favorable to conscientious, caring service. – less
MY FIRST JOB OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL I LEARNED ABOUT THE WORK FORCE
Clerk Typist III (Former Employee), Chicago, IL – January 23, 2013
Pros: meeting new people
Cons: no cons everything was great
PROCESS LAB RESULTS, FILE TYPE, ANSWER DR. QUESTIONS FOR TEST RESULTS. I LEARNED HOW TO WORK IT WAS MY FIRST JOB. MY SUPERVISOR WAS GREAT SHE WAS VERY HELPFUL TO ME WITH MY WORK. I ENJOYED THIS JOB, NO HARDEST PARTS, THE DR.'S AND THE STAFF WAS GREAT INCLUDING THE STUDENTS GOING TO SCHOOL. AFTER THE STUDENTS GRADUATED THERE WOULD COME BACK TO SEE ME, – more... I FELT VERY SPECIAL I WAS ABLE TO ASSISTANT THEM WITH THE EDUCATION, A COUPLE OF THE STUDENTS EVEN CAME TO MY WEDDING, I HAD A GO EXPERIENCE WITH THEM. – less
IACUC Specialist (Current Employee), Urbana, IL – January 9, 2013
Pros: my own office, flexible work hours to some extent, upper administration is highly supportive of animal research.
Cons: 95% of communication is via email or messaging, little time is available for face-to-face interactions.
I am one of 2 IACUC Specialists handling about 600 active protocols, about 200 active research faculty and about 2000 active personnel. Much of my time is spent conducting prereviews of animal use protocols involving agricultural animals and wildlife (my colleague handles most of the lab animal projects). I spend some time researching issues that researchers – more... or IACUC members have questions about. Recently I have become involved in assisting programmers with design and implementation of an on-line protocol submission and management system. With 2 IACUC Specialists and an administrative assistant, we generally feel rather overworked sometimes, but I do get satisfaction from being able to assist researchers in getting protocols approved in as little time as possible. I miss doing hands-on research, but I am pleased to remain involved in science in this way, and am happy to be doing my part in ensuring that animals used in research have superior treatment at all times. – less
Customer service (Former Employee), Chicago – November 23, 2012
Cons: its a popular workforce confliction
This has been the worst place of work known to man. I worked and slaved for the Parking dept. Ive based my work experiance on the bad mangement of this Company. Id rather given my time to another dept than Parking. The hardest part of the job was trying to understand how to grow with the dept by sitting with the dept admin. I later learned to enjoy – more... my day by making my clients happy day in and day out. – less