University of Kentucky
University of Kentucky – Lexington-Fayette, KY
University of Kentucky seeks an Assistant Professor in Lexington, KY to provide clinical care to infants, children and adolescents with a variety of… CareerBuilder
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I worked at University of Kentucky full-time (more than an year)Pros
I loved my job. Meeting new people from all parts of the world and making lifelong friends was worth it. I loved hosting programs and educating residents on a variety of topics. The 'on call' hours were really not bad, but my experience will vary from everyone else's (varies from hall to hall). The RA class you must take if you get the job helped a bit in professional development.Cons
The Office of ResLife (Residence Life) is absolutely AWFUL. This is the saddest part of the job: they made me dislike it.
Upper management is pretty much non-existent, they tell you that you as an RA are the foundation of the organization and that they care about you, which is pretty much false. They are expecting more out of RAs to the point that if you don't make it your life goal to be a stellar show-off RA, you are looked down upon and harassed to leave.
No support from some HDs (Hall Directors), will vary hall to hall.
Boring, pointless training that really does not help you.
No clear communication between upper leadership and your own hall.
High turnover of employees, including HDs.
High restrictions on out-of-hall overnights (and getting progressively worse)
Minimum wage for working front desk that actually just ends up adding up to what you would've paid for housing.
Too little consistency in policy enforcement and standards between halls.
Will not accommodate to semester-long internships or abroad experiences (I know some people that have quit with a full 2-weeks notice, but ResLife shows them as "fired" in their good standing records).Advice to ManagementAdvice
Reform your structure. Let go of people that should not be there anymore. Actually walk the walk and do everything to care for your RAs, and be more transparent of what you do and decide.Doesn't RecommendNeutral OutlookNo opinion of CEO