Eastern Kentucky University
3.8 of 5 12 reviews
www.eku.edu Richmond, KY 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Eastern Kentucky University President Doug Whitlock

Doug Whitlock

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73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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I love working at Eastern Kentucky University.

Support Service Associate (Current Employee)
Corbin, KY

I have been working at Eastern Kentucky University full-time for more than 8 years

ProsI love being able to help people that are having trouble.

ConsThey have a buddy system, so it is hard to move up here. I have been here full for almost ten years, and cannot get a better paying job.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive people a chance, no matter how old they are.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Senior Office Associate (Current Employee)
Richmond, KY

I have been working at Eastern Kentucky University full-time for more than 10 years

ProsEKU has provided an educational opportunity to full time employees through staff/faculty tuition waiver program. For the last few years the benefit has been for a maximum of 12 credit hours per semester undergrad and grad level courses. EKU resides in a small/medium size town with a growing sense of community and cultural actives.

ConsRecent initiatives by institutional leadership has left many fearing job loss, a reduction in support departments (faculty/staff resources), and a decrease in the tuition waiver to 6 credit hours per semester. All this comes after several years of salary stand-stills and increases to tuition. Employees who regularly are assigned and undertake duties far beyond his/her job description are not rewarded financially nor shown administrative recognition.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe leadership has taken a turn for the worse. Recent decisions by the board have put strain and uncertainty in the workforce. Employees need to be valued and shown loyalty, not given lip service and dismissed.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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EKU is a great place if you like a small town environment and workplace.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Richmond, KY

I have been working at Eastern Kentucky University

ProsIf you are from the community, it is extremely convenient. Chances are, you will know a lot of people there, and if not you will grow to know people and not be displeased. Working at EKU was like a big family, seems like we all know each other and that's about a great a working environment as you could want.

ConsThe only one I can really think of is the fact that some of the older people in management might need to move on. Seems like a lot of tools end up in charge and things can go from great to lame pretty quick. Sometimes it's bad enough that you stop to wonder how they even got that far, but it's not super bad as I did enjoy my time there.

Advice to Senior ManagementSome people really need to be evaluated for effective leadership skills. Others really need their work looked at, it seems like there is a lot of glaring errors and they go unnoticed.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to get an education

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Eastern Kentucky University

ProsKnowledgable and hard-working colleagues, excellent reputation of the university, small and friendly campus, supportive community with low crime and good education, good president

ConsLack of communication from some administrative leaders, sometimes disappointed in administrative advocacy for employees, budget constraints during today's economic crisis

Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice

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