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University of Kentucky Reviews

Updated January 20, 2015
Updated January 20, 2015
10 Reviews
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University of Kentucky President Dr. Eli Capilouto
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is a lot of options to improve your development and a good work/life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Great benefits, company values, can not say enough good about them (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • low pay if you are simply "staff' (in 6 reviews)

  • No raises for faculty and staff for the last two years, heading for three years now (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    great benefits, but an environment of mistrust

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Kentucky full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    retirement
    salary
    benefits
    co-workers
    tutition reimbursement is good, children can use also

    Cons

    environment of mistrust
    poor leadership
    poor communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    talk to the front line workers before making decision about the jobs
    Favortism is used to promote, not skills and experience

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Student and Employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I worked at University of Kentucky full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are pretty good. Retirement benefits are especially generous. They have a flex spending account, as well as decent co-pays for office visits.

    Cons

    It's all about appearances. They like big posters with achievements on them, but the actual behind the scenes action involves 50% lazy employees who know how to game the system and 50% employees who make up for the other group...until they get tired of working for peanuts while someone else doesn't have to work to get paid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider listening to your employees. Pay them a decent wage instead of spending money on commercials and pretty posters.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good ole' boy network

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lecturer in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Lecturer in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I worked at University of Kentucky full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    UK has a good benefits package available for employees.

    Cons

    We were never offered the chance to submit feedback on our immediate supervisors. When these concerns, and others, were brought to the associate dean, we were brushed aside as inconsequential. Very disappointed in the college's ability to look beyond merely getting instructors in classrooms and toward the potential for sustaining the growth of the department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more opportunities for Lecturers to feel like they contribute to the university and are continuing individual professional development, instead of just relying on us to bring in revenue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Director of student affairs at the university.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Director in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I have been working at University of Kentucky full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The good things were the location, benefits, UK pride, and salary

    Cons

    Micromanagement of employees turn many away. Overworked and low in value

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build the culture and productivity will rise. Invest in diversity, it will bring creative ideas to the university.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Disappointing administration

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Faculty in Lexington, KY
    Current Employee - Faculty in Lexington, KY

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

    Pros

    Great faculty, residents and students in general.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency particularly in the College of Medicine. It is still a "Good ol' boy network".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The UK President should be more attentive to the administration of College of Medicine.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Politics and who you know can win over competence and excellence

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, KY

    I worked at University of Kentucky

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and committed staff members.

    Cons

    The medical school and basketball program/sports rule the campus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring people for the wrong reasons. Hire people who are competent and committed.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    eh...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, KY

    I have been working at University of Kentucky

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Many different jobs available, Good place for entry level work, ok school for career advancement, decent healthcare system

    Cons

    too many reorgs, raises and job security not certain, lots of incompetent managers, people have atittude that you are either a short timer or here for life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your employees, stop building new building and give out some raises, advance the intelligent people not just those that have been there the longest

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    It was okay. All UK salaries can be found on www.kentucky.com info center, good luck.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Support Associate II in Lexington, KY
    Former Employee - Staff Support Associate II in Lexington, KY

    I worked at University of Kentucky

    Pros

    403b, you contribute 5%, they contribute 10%, 100% vested from day 1. Health insurance is $25 per month for basic individual coverage. They have a work/life department and encourage supervisors to let their employees take advantage of those options.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, little opportunity to move up, parking (you have to pay for it), my position was a boring dead end job, working with people who are content in boring dead end jobs. Because the whole area I worked in was bored, it gave time for people to create little petty arguments, which created a lot of stress for all involved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Supervisor training needs to be monitored.

  10.  

    24 hours a day at 20 hours a week wages

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Adjunct Professor
    Former Contractor - Adjunct Professor

    I worked at University of Kentucky as a contractor

    Pros

    *Department have the potential to be supportive

    Cons

    *Poor communication
    *Ridiculous demands considering the pay given to adjuncts
    *Expected to be available to students 24/hours a day (and students do contact you with ridiculous issues 24 hours a day)

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

    Payed the bills

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Catering
    Current Employee - Catering

    I have been working at University of Kentucky

    Pros

    Benefits package is the best part of job

    Cons

    No chance of advancement in dining services

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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