Eastern Kentucky University Reviews

Updated July 20, 2015
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  1. Part-time Lecturer

    Current Employee - Part-Time Lecturer in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Part-Time Lecturer in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I have been working at Eastern Kentucky University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people that work in the department are very friendly and always willing to help / answer any questions.

    Cons

    Some people in the department lean towards "babying" the students.


  2. Part-Time Lecturer

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    Former Employee - Part-Time Lecturer in Richmond, KY
    Former Employee - Part-Time Lecturer in Richmond, KY

    I worked at Eastern Kentucky University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Went there for undergrad, graduate, and then taught labs for a few years. Loved working with everyone in the biology department. I was able to teach a number of different labs both while a grad student and as a part-time instructor. Other instructors were always there to help and lend advise. Can't beat working a college schedule. Hate that I had to leave.

    Cons

    Parking can be a pain if you don't arrive early. Some of the old buildings on campus (ex. Moore) have not been maintained well and make teaching/learning in them uncomfortable.

    Advice to Management

    The people in charge need to care more about student's learning and thus those that are teaching them. Seems to be a disconnect between professors who are the bread and butter of the college and the people supposedly managing the college. This is a wide-spread issue that is not unique to EKU.


  3. Working at the Noel Studio for Academic Creativity

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    Former Employee - Academic Research Consultant in Richmond, KY
    Former Employee - Academic Research Consultant in Richmond, KY

    I worked at Eastern Kentucky University part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fun, challenging work environment with a diverse staff and workload. Supervisors are very accessible and encouraging.

    Cons

    Student position only; must be enrolled at EKU.


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  5. Desk Worker

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eastern Kentucky University part-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Supervisor was incredibly helpful and understanding of different circumstances. Working the desk gave me experience with a program called Helix, which allowed us to ensure that we were only allowing students into their dorms to ensure the safety of others.

    Cons

    Close to move-out time at the college, students were difficult to handle and Resident Assistants were not exactly willing to make the students obey the rules. This requires workers to have to enforce the rules in a manner that is more assertive than usual, and often results in students reacting in ways that aren't incredibly desirable.


  6. Graduate Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, KY

    I worked at Eastern Kentucky University part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent working environment with the any professor willing to help. Moderate workload that can be maintained through well versed organization skills. Great learning experience if you have aspirations of becoming a professor.

    Cons

    Not many cons other than getting stuck with a professor that you are not compatible with.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  7. Research Assistant

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

    I worked at Eastern Kentucky University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, able to work off-site, and good pay

    Cons

    Grant funded position and it ended up being short term as a result

    Advice to Management

    Communications between departments and HR is poor.


  8. Lecturer

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    Current Employee - Lecturer in Richmond, KY
    Current Employee - Lecturer in Richmond, KY

    I have been working at Eastern Kentucky University full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    + Faculty and staff are friendly and very helpful. + Relaxed teaching-focused atmosphere and faculty work well together. + Administration is not overbearing and faculty have quite a bit of freedom. + Less political in-fighting compared to other universities.

    Cons

    - EKU tends to attract lower quality students than larger universities. - May have to commute to distant regional campuses. - Salary is on the low side (it is competitive for the type of institution though).


  9. Wonderful Workplace

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eastern Kentucky University full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    My office at least is friendly and cooperative. The campus culture is polite and friendly. Benefits are decent, not Silicon Valley-level, but good. Pay isn't bad for essentially a government gig.

    Cons

    Frozen pay, budget woes, the irrationality inherent to bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Branding isn't as important as quality, but I can see where perception takes precedence.


  10. Depends on What you want

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    Current Employee - Advising in Richmond, KY
    Current Employee - Advising in Richmond, KY

    I have been working at Eastern Kentucky University

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Laidback, so much freedom sometimes it hardly feels like a jobs. Will rarely ever get fired. From what I understand there is more incentive to keep employees than fire them. Lots of time off. If you stick around long enough, make the right friends and are decent you get promoted....If you just need a job to live decently middle class and don't want to put in a lot of effort. This is the place to work.

    Cons

    Lack luster environment. You have a good majority of employees who do not rarely care about taking the university up to new heights such as WKU. Everyone is simply employed to have a job and feed their family. The only time employees people put forth effort to be more than mediocre is when a promotion is in the near future, and some how management always over look the years of nothingness and promote people from the inside instead of looking outside for ambition. *Generally low pay as well...But hey a guarantee job so take the good with the bad.

    Advice to Management

    Their is a cultural problem at the university. Yes the university is like a family. Yes everyone is friendly. But the university has a problem with motivating the entire university to make EKU more. It seems as of know a lot of staff use it simply to drain a check and enjoy life outside of work. There needs to be a vision and mission and everyone has to be reminded of it.


  11. Descent place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eastern Kentucky University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits with state retirement program. 3+ paid weeks off for Christmas break, fall break, and spring break on top of vacation time.

    Cons

    Not much chance for advancement in my job. Rampant cronyism.



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