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University of Connecticut Reviews

Updated August 4, 2014
Updated August 4, 2014
144 Reviews

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144 Reviews
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University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst
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47 Ratings

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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  1.  

    Office assistant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Assistant  in  Storrs, CT
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Storrs, CT

    Pros

    Excellent work schedule. Very good compensation. They do really care about their employees. Excellent work atmosphere with opportunities for further career development.

    Cons

    No cons. It's an office position. So fit accordingly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    nice school

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    a small school
    weather is very nice in spring, summer, fall
    very good basket ball teams
    friendly people in the campus
    not far away from nyc and boston.

    Cons

    a small school
    winter is long
    so so football teams
    limited parking space

  3.  

    Great place!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Storrs, CT
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Storrs, CT

    Pros

    Great research environment. Beautiful campus.

    Cons

    Location may be not that great. But a new town center is being built.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very nice work culture, town, people and ambience

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow  in  Storrs, CT
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Storrs, CT

    Pros

    Reputed university, nice campus, new downtown, close to major cities

    Cons

    less parking space, no good resturants

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Administrative Assistant - Great

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Administrative Assistant  in  Storrs, CT
    Former Employee - Student Administrative Assistant in Storrs, CT

    Pros

    Gained a lot of experience.
    Flexible hours.
    Campus is lovely.
    Understanding of class schedules.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up.
    Pay slightly low depending on work done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more opportunities for internal movement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Support  in  Storrs, CT
    Current Employee - IT Support in Storrs, CT

    Pros

    Relaxed culture, tuition waiver, nice scenery

    Cons

    far from central ct, not much room to move up, lower than industry pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Graduate Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Storrs, CT
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Storrs, CT

    Pros

    good research environment, great professors

    Cons

    tuition and fees are costly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Student Activities Office

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer/Illustrator III  in  Storrs, CT
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer/Illustrator III in Storrs, CT

    Pros

    Family-like atmosphere, everyone is very close and friendly. I worked as much as I could while I was a student and they were very flexible with my schedule, including letting me work over summers.

    Cons

    Lots of hoops to jump through because it is union and education based.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    "Rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant  in  West Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in West Hartford, CT

    Pros

    flexibility in scheduling, learn about the department's culture and really get to know office staff and professors

    Cons

    work is not always applicable to your skills

    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great pay (for a grad student), great benefits!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant  in  Storrs, CT
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Storrs, CT

    Pros

    Good working environment, great pay and benefits. I will take a pay cut if I adjuct here after I graduate.

    Cons

    Top heavy UCONN continues the "industry-wide" trend of sliding into corporatism. Emphasis of athletics sometimes outweighs more pressing concerns. Also the student body is rather homogenous. Adjucts make more than many colleges around Connecticut but they should still pay more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resist the urge to keep building shiny new buildings. You should instead be keeping an eye on the impending demographic collapse that is coming. Also, the college is top-heavy. Otherwise a great place to work!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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