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University of Kentucky Reviews

Updated August 7, 2014
Updated August 7, 2014
158 Reviews
3.7
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I had a great supervisor (VP) who promotes a good work-life balance (in 10 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    nice people

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Kentucky

    Pros

    great place to live and work

    Cons

    it's a little bit boring town.

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    Great place to fulfill your professional dreams.

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Lexington-Fayette, KY

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

    Pros

    Supportive scientific community is essential for any scientist success and this place provides exactly that. Additionally, plenty of resources are available in your pursuit to finding answers to the scientific questions. If the you can't find what you need on campus, friendly staff is always there to help find it off campus.

    Cons

    Graduate student housing should have more apartments available, especially for international graduate students, postdocs and scholars. Also, those apartments should be new or renovated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    A place good to live

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Lexington, KY
    Current Employee - Manager in Lexington, KY

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

    Pros

    good working environment, nice people, good place to live. A middle size city which has everything, but not very crowded. I like Lexington, so U of Kentucky is a good place to work.

    Cons

    U of Kentucky is a different employer now, especially after 2012. The new president cares more about making money and cut off a lot of research funding. I think UKY will eventually turns to a non-research school.

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    Great expericence as a graduate research assistant in the University of Kentucky

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Lexington, KY
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Lexington, KY

    I have been working at University of Kentucky full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Most people are very friendly. Lexington is a mid-size college town. Lots of young people. Life is pretty convenient if you have a car. Good work-life balance. Living expense is relatively cheap compared with east and west coasts. The weather is usually nice, and has clear four seasons. Close to great smoky mountains and mammoth cave.

    Cons

    Do not have too many R&D job opportunities in Kentucky. Sometime can feel boring since there are not too many entertainment in town besides cinemas, bars or restaurants.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Very laid back atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant  in  Lexington, KY
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Lexington, KY

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

    Pros

    Supervisors were helpful while giving you freedom to develop your own courses. No micromanaging!

    Cons

    There were not many connections made outside of Kentucky, or really even Lexington.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher stipend pay would be nice!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    research assistant

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant  in  Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I have been working at University of Kentucky part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    relaxing environment, culture, go big blue

    Cons

    benefits, not any more, not much cons

  8.  

    If you're willing to learn and have a positive attitude then you'll grow.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    If you seek growth throughout the University then you will find your opportunity.

    Cons

    Many lifetime workers have negative attitudes and are upset that new employees get paid more but it's because the older employees don't see to grow to other positions so their salary stays the same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be consistent.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    The University of Kentucky Department of Otolaryngology is a great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Staff Support Associate II  in  Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Staff Support Associate II in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I worked at University of Kentucky full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Working with the Department of Otolaryngology was the best job I have ever had. Great staff, excellent physicians, overall an outstanding workplace. Everyone in the department went above and beyond the call of duty to help the department excel.

    The university has a very good benefits package.The two times employee 403K deposit match is particularly generous.

    Cons

    UK is a large organization and the bureaucracy is often cumbersome.

    State budget cuts often prevent employee raises.It is not unusual to go two or more years without a raise.

    Campus parking is a nightmare, particularly during football season when stadium lots are unavailable.

    University management doesn't pay attention to feedback from staff. Many surveys are taken, few changes ever happen.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Research Assistant

    I worked at University of Kentucky full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Management was very easy to get along with. position had good benefits and the work was enjoyable.

    Cons

    Pay was low and the raises were not very good.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - EFNEP Assistant,  in  Pikeville, KY
    Current Employee - EFNEP Assistant, in Pikeville, KY

    I have been working at University of Kentucky full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, company values, can not say enough good about them .

    Cons

    There is room for advancement , everyone is willing to work with you and guide you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great Leadership and communication !

    Recommends

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