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University of Connecticut Reviews

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
158 Reviews
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Pros
  • Nice working environment which is full of nice people (in 10 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Pay is very low compared to the job incurred to graduate students (in 5 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Regional Campuses Are Neglected

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - UCPEA in Storrs, CT
    Current Employee - UCPEA in Storrs, CT

    I have been working at University of Connecticut full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    You feel as if you are helping society and this makes up for the so, so salary. Good benefits. Not too much of a Big Brother atmosphere.

    Cons

    Faculty and staff at the regional campus feel that though thier voices are heard, they aren't valued if they don't help Storrs. We are basically told what to do from Storrs and don't have much control.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You will get a better idea of what's really going on if you talk to the rank and file faculty and staff without the directors present.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    UConn Residential Life

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    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Storrs, CT
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Storrs, CT

    I have been working at University of Connecticut part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Best job on campus there is.

    Cons

    none that would apply to this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    time management is a key.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Really depends on where you work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Dining Services in Storrs, CT
    Former Employee - Dining Services in Storrs, CT

    I worked at University of Connecticut part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of different options of on-campus jobs for students. It's easy to get a job in a dining hall if you don't need a ton of income, just some spending money.

    Cons

    Can be bureacratic. Most people stay away from one of the area managers. You can leave work feeling absolutely exhausted without feeling appreciated by upper management (really depends on who is managing on that particular day). You definitely can't use a lot of these jobs to pay for college without severely compromising your study time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Work work work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Connecticut

    Pros

    It was a good initial position.

    Cons

    It was not great for growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Could be much better; could be much, much worse.

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

    I have been working at University of Connecticut as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Faculty 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.

    Cons

    Compensation 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 ManagementAdvice

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

  7.  

    Great place end, poor place to start

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Connecticut full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most 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.

    Cons

    No 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Nice place to work and study!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Storrs, CT
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Storrs, CT

    I worked at University of Connecticut as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    You can take several responsibilities!

    Cons

    No help for career advancement!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

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

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    Current Employee - Client Service Representative in Storrs Mansfield, CT
    Current Employee - Client Service Representative in Storrs Mansfield, CT

    I have been working at University of Connecticut part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Bureaucracy 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 ManagementAdvice

    Better 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Graduate assistant (graduate course instructor)

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Instructor in Storrs, CT
    Current Employee - Graduate Instructor in Storrs, CT

    I have been working at University of Connecticut full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Bad 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Homer Babbidge Library

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Connecticut part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Never 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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