Eastern Kentucky University Reviews

Updated July 20, 2015
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  1. Part-time Lecturer

    Current Employee - Part-Time Lecturer in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Part-Time Lecturer in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I have been working at Eastern Kentucky University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people that work in the department are very friendly and always willing to help / answer any questions.

    Cons

    Some people in the department lean towards "babying" the students.


  2. Part-Time Lecturer

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    Former Employee - Part-Time Lecturer in Richmond, KY
    Former Employee - Part-Time Lecturer in Richmond, KY

    I worked at Eastern Kentucky University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Went there for undergrad, graduate, and then taught labs for a few years. Loved working with everyone in the biology department. I was able to teach a number of different labs both while a grad student and as a part-time instructor. Other instructors were always there to help and lend advise. Can't beat working a college schedule. Hate that I had to leave.

    Cons

    Parking can be a pain if you don't arrive early. Some of the old buildings on campus (ex. Moore) have not been maintained well and make teaching/learning in them uncomfortable.

    Advice to Management

    The people in charge need to care more about student's learning and thus those that are teaching them. Seems to be a disconnect between professors who are the bread and butter of the college and the people supposedly managing the college. This is a wide-spread issue that is not unique to EKU.


  3. Desk Worker

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eastern Kentucky University part-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Supervisor was incredibly helpful and understanding of different circumstances. Working the desk gave me experience with a program called Helix, which allowed us to ensure that we were only allowing students into their dorms to ensure the safety of others.

    Cons

    Close to move-out time at the college, students were difficult to handle and Resident Assistants were not exactly willing to make the students obey the rules. This requires workers to have to enforce the rules in a manner that is more assertive than usual, and often results in students reacting in ways that aren't incredibly desirable.


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  5. Research Assistant

    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I worked at Eastern Kentucky University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, able to work off-site, and good pay

    Cons

    Grant funded position and it ended up being short term as a result

    Advice to Management

    Communications between departments and HR is poor.


  6. Lecturer

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    Current Employee - Lecturer in Richmond, KY
    Current Employee - Lecturer in Richmond, KY

    I have been working at Eastern Kentucky University full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    + Faculty and staff are friendly and very helpful. + Relaxed teaching-focused atmosphere and faculty work well together. + Administration is not overbearing and faculty have quite a bit of freedom. + Less political in-fighting compared to other universities.

    Cons

    - EKU tends to attract lower quality students than larger universities. - May have to commute to distant regional campuses. - Salary is on the low side (it is competitive for the type of institution though).


  7. Marketing Intern

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Eastern Kentucky University as an intern

    Pros

    Great opportunity presented by EKU. I was provided an internship with the Mayors Office in Kentucky. I was paid for the position and received experience that greatly boosted by resume.

    Cons

    I had to drive an hour to work each day. I was not compensated for travel during the internship. At some points it was difficult to reach my supervisor at EKU.

    Advice to Management

    Continue offering marketing internship opportunities for students. As a marketing student I have noticed not many internships are offered though EKU.


  8. Learned a lot and met great people in the process.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Richmond, KY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Richmond, KY

    I worked at Eastern Kentucky University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Graduated and really love this school!

    Cons

    No job opportunities at this college.


  9. Excellent workplace with great benefits.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, KY

    I worked at Eastern Kentucky University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic benefits: Insurance, holidays, time-off, free tuition and then vacation you may not be able to use because you've already been off 2 weeks for Christmas, a week for Spring Break, etc. Academic atmosphere which encourages independent thought and a youthful, hopeful energy you won't find elsewhere.

    Cons

    Funding and budgets determine raises. Years without a raise.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage job advancement within the institution.


  10. Nice Part Time Experience with Flexibility

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Richmond, KY
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Richmond, KY

    I have been working at Eastern Kentucky University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, teaching environment, opportunity to work with students

    Cons

    Parking is not convenient at times, budget cuts


  11. Eastern has potential

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Academic Advisor in Richmond, KY
    Current Employee - Academic Advisor in Richmond, KY

    I have been working at Eastern Kentucky University

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people - The hierarchy is pretty approachable and open to new ideas. There seems to be some good changes taking place and Eastern needs to capitalize on thier strengths and continue to seek out quality students and invest in them staying. The retirement plan is very good, and the benefits are not bad as well. Free parking for employees is a plus, but parking nazis need help with customer service!

    Cons

    The infrastructre of the University needs work and quality of students is low. Eastern really needs to invest in more mentoring and personal contact with students, not more in electronic resources, which is very impersonal.

    Advice to Management

    think forward for retention and don't hesitate to hire outside people enough money to bring new ideas.



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