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University of Connecticut Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2014
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3.9 137 reviews

79% Approve of the CEO

University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst

Susan Herbst

(47 ratings)

85% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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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    The administration does not value graduate students but a nice place to work if you have a good department

    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) Storrs, CT

    ProsThere are modern buildings with the top departments having great work spaces. The campus itself is beautiful. There is a new Storrs city center that was build right off campus. This increased the number of restaurants and services. It is easy to commute (mostly traffic free and through beautiful woods) from the Hartford area if you have a car.

    ConsThere are extremely high student fees taken out of graduate paychecks even when tuition is waved. The health insurance coverage for graduate students is poor. For many places it is cheaper to tell the healthcare provider that you do not have insurance. A graduate student union was just formed though it seems the administration plans on continuing to take advantage of graduate students anyway.

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    I like UConn

    Assistant Professor, Residence (Current Employee) Hartford, CT

    ProsFlexible hours. Most people are friendly and professional about their jobs.

    Consrelatively low payment, the starting salary is the same with the starting salary 10 years ago

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    Treat the office staff well

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsStaff is very friendly, treat the office staff well

    ConsNot all the faculty speak to the staff on duty

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

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    Great Newspaper

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsAble to grow within the organization. Everyone knows each other and it's a tight knit community.

    ConsNewspapers aren't going to thrive in the future. It takes a lot of work to put together a daily newspaper.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Just okay

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood facilities for research in biology

    Conspoor leadership and low pay

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    research assistant

    Research Assistant (Current Employee) Storrs, CT

    Prosnice college, the compensation depends on your boss, some are mean, good location in the wood great place to do some real research

    Conssome distractions from basketball, spring break is crazy, not very convenient, far from the big city, but quite and no traffic problems

    Advice to Senior Managementless parking fee

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great learning opportunity.

    Researcher (Former Employee) Storrs, CT

    ProsCompensations was a tax-free stipend, so that was nice. A nice work environment.

    ConsScope of project was too narrow.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Work/Life balance and ample fringe benefits

    IT Worker (Current Employee) Storrs, CT

    ProsRemote, semi-rural location.
    35 hour work week.
    Tons of vacation time.
    Super-high retirement contribution matching.

    The specific benefits vary according to what union you're in (Yes you have to be in a union to work here). Many salaried employees, like me, are in UCPEA, whose benefits are fantastic.

    ConsRemote, semi-rural location.
    Not much in the way of career trajectories within the organisation.
    Just as bureaucratic and top-heavy as any other state organisation.

    Your colleagues might be clockwatchers or underachievers, depending on what group you're in.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work

    Graduate Assistant (Current Employee) Storrs, CT

    ProsSupportive and friendly faculty environment and staff.

    ConsNeed to have more networking with outside companies.

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    Great experience, but depends on your location and management team

    Student Employee (Former Employee) Storrs, CT

    ProsFlexible Hours
    Free Meals
    Located right on campus

    ConsSome scheduling conflicts
    Not for the squeamish

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake the scheduling system digital/online

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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