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Pros
  • Good working environment, great pay and benefits (in 8 reviews)

  • Good pay, flexible hours, lots of useful training (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Downsized the health insurance for graduate students (in 5 reviews)

  • recent change in health insurance plan (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Not positive, not totally negative. I would not do it again.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Storrs Mansfield, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Storrs Mansfield, CT

    I have been working at University of Connecticut

    Pros

    Good benefits, It is challenging and enjoyable to interact with students. It is not hard to travel to interesting places nearby.

    Cons

    Management versus union battles get tiring quickly. Being a state employee restricts creativity and innovation. There is no general feeling that any good is being done. Money is routinely wasted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand the purpose of higher education. Learn to assess, analyze, and lead. Get out of the 19th century. Realize that higher education needs to drastically change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Paying Union Dues is a Waste of time at UConn

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Storrs Mansfield, CT
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Storrs Mansfield, CT

    I worked at University of Connecticut

    Pros

    Snow days. Higher than average pay scale. On campus food service. Employee testing gives impression that transfers are easy, they aren't, but at least you've got an actual test score that says you have a brain.

    Cons

    Parking distance from office. Politics. Total disregard by Sr Management for the activities of Middle Management - they get away with mind-blowing activities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the current dept budget process. Telling depts they must spend $ to get more $ is counterproductive and just wrong.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    If you're serious about your career go somewhere else for grad school

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant  in  Storrs Manfld, CT
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Storrs Manfld, CT

    I have been working at University of Connecticut

    Pros

    - Good pay and benefits as a grad student
    - Classes are easy and expectations are pretty low

    Cons

    - Incompetent leadership in my department or division
    - Professors do not care about grad students
    - No opportunities to get exposure to projects that will help get a job in research or academia

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the time it takes an average student to obtain a Ph.D. in each department. Look at attrition rates of Ph.D. students. Then start holding division and department heads accountable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    It's a state job. Prepare accordingly.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Storrs Mansfield, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Storrs Mansfield, CT

    I have been working at University of Connecticut

    Pros

    It's relatively stable, change is slow and many things are planned out. Once you're in your position, depending on your role, you're somewhat free to do your job as you see fit (especially in the technical fields)

    Cons

    Lots of people in administrative positions where they are unqualified, and like any good government agency there's an incredible amount of bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't fear change, embrace it. The students are ultimately the people who pay their bills.

    Recommends
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