University of Connecticut
3.9 of 5 132 reviews
www.uconn.edu Storrs, CT 1000 to 5000 Employees

University of Connecticut Reviews

Updated Jun 21, 2014
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3.9 132 reviews

                             

80% Approve of the CEO

University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst

Susan Herbst

(45 ratings)

86% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Could be much better; could be much, much worse.

    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee)
    Storrs, CT

    ProsFaculty very accommodating in their support of personal growth in research skills. High-quality research exceptional for state institutions. Ample facilities for nearly any instrumentation or fabrication needs.

    ConsCompensation barely clears the high cost of living of Connecticut. Storrs is a unique community, and the lifestyle is best suited to those who enjoy neither urban nor rural living. Bureaucratic lunacy rationalizes employees subsidizing the university deficit whenever possible. Also, Susan Herbst.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay us on time. Stop trying to make budget cuts at the expense of 3,000 broke grad students.

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    Great place end, poor place to start

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsMost jobs are union so there is great job security. However bc most jobs are union it's next to impossible to get rid of bad employees or advance in any meaningful way. Beautiful campus, easy commute, cheap parking, good benefits and pretty relaxed summers if you are in a student facing role.

    ConsNo room for advancement in union positions, even in academic advising or student affairs roles. No merit pay, multi layered bureaucracy (typical college campus), outdated technology, still heavily paper based processes. University does next to no snow cleanup so walking conditions are dangerous post storm. Terrible excuse for a student/staff gym/workout facility compared to other large public universities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Job was a bit tedious and the Bureaucracy gets old, overall it could have been a lot worse

    Client Service Representative (Current Employee)
    Storrs Mansfield, CT

    ProsConsistent pay, no prior experience needed. Good experience for me as a college kid in a real world environment.

    ConsBureaucracy was crazy at times. Very little communication between closely related departments and a serious disconnect between the directors of the departments and the workers. The clients who called in were often very frustrated with the process and with us as it was not really very user friendly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter communication, focus on the client more. Because this is a state funded position it didn't seem like people cared very much about the client.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice place to work and study!

    Postdoctoral Fellow (Former Employee)
    Storrs, CT

    ProsYou can take several responsibilities!

    ConsNo help for career advancement!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Graduate Instructor (Current Employee)
    Storrs, CT

    ProsI enjoy a lot of autonomy, the salary is fine, and faculties (especially my mentors) in my department are mostly nice and helpful.

    ConsBad university system, comes with weird department policies. As gradate students, we are not supposed to spend so much time on teaching, but nobody cares a lot. Also, the new online student evaluation system is really confusing. Also, if your mentor/adviser/PI has no "political influence" in school or in department, you are almost dead. It is unfair sometimes.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Homer Babbidge Library

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat bosses, great coworkers, ideal for students. The job has begun opening up a lot of doors for me in my field of interest already.

    ConsNever got my paycheck on a regular basis, and always in irregular intervals of hours paid for. The cap on the wages is set way too low, and the availability of hours is not enough for an independent student.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Silent place for retired life but for people still working, you make the choice

    Research Assistant (Current Employee)
    Storrs, CT

    ProsSerene life, dairy bar - one of the reasons why Iam still here, you dont have any other activity other than that..

    ConsBoring life, hard to commute.

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    UConn is a good average place

    Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsThe organizational structure is fairly decentralized and is trying to figure out how to optimize its operations and reduce duplication. This is allowing for much changes in employees roles. It is a good time to leverage the change to get the kind of job that you might enjoy the most. The work weeks are 35 hours for most so the jobs tend to emphasize home life.

    ConsThe atmosphere tends to allow for mediocrity to prosper. So it is not hard to become disillusioned and unmotivated at times. Most areas are extremely lean and do not have enough people to even get the basics done well. It can also be motivating to have so much work piled up on you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNotice how your people want to help to add more value and allow them to grow by letting them apply what they recommend.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good University for a degree, but horrible with benefits for students.

    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee)
    Storrs, CT

    ProsCan negotiate pay over the summer and breaks if your advisor has research going on. Campus is small enough to walk around on foot.

    ConsStudents have no voice. Fees continue to go up and pay stays the same. The university looks to charge students in any way possible.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to listen to the students.

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

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    great experience with cold winters

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosthe people and student were very nice

    Consthe campus get very cold and windy in winter

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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