Eastern Kentucky University

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Eastern Kentucky University Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
17 Reviews
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17 Reviews
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  1.  

    Learned a lot and met great people in the process.

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Richmond, KY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Richmond, KY

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

    Pros

    Graduated and really love this school!

    Cons

    No job opportunities at this college.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I assist with day to day operations

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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)

    Pros

    office culture, support, time-off policies, friendliness, leadership

    Cons

    cost of benefits, compensation, personal growth, personal relationships and job hiring

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Interesting environment

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Richmond, KY
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Richmond, KY

    I have been working at Eastern Kentucky University (less than an year)

    Pros

    Helpful staff,friendly small town atmosphere

    Cons

    Can be conservative and snobbish

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the process of improving the atmosphere for conducive learning

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eastern Kentucky University

    Pros

    Good location, friendly and helpful staff.

    Cons

    Nice small university to study

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Plantation-Style Leadership

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Richmond, KY
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Richmond, KY

    I worked at Eastern Kentucky University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of the faculty and some of the staff are dedicated and competent.

    Cons

    Administration does whatever it wants, whenever it wants. Some units are privileged with new offices and thousands off dollars in perks, while others share offices in converted dorms and use hand-me-down technology. Don't try pointing out that the emperor has no clothes. They have been sued multiple times for failing to follow their own stated policies and procedures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat all academic units the same and don't privilege one over another.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Can be a laid back, fun culture--unless you're a minority--but can lead to a lot of drama

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eastern Kentucky University part-time

    Pros

    Laid back, fun (see exceptions)

    Cons

    LOTS of drama.
    Also a LOT of racism, sexism, homophobia, etc. If you're any kind of minority (and I'm including liberals in this group) you will most likely be miserable. I can't tell you the number of racist and sexist comments I've had to endure during my employment.
    If you're a hard-core conservative, white, male and love to dehumanize anyone who isn't just like you--you will fit right in. If not...STAY AWAY.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't know...maybe fire people who create a hostile environment instead of just standing around a listening to them and pretending you don't hear their comments? Take complaints seriously?
    Stop hiring jerks who think it's "funny," appropriate, or professional to constantly make other workers and students uncomfortable?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    I worked at the Environmental Research Institute. It was awesome.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eastern Kentucky University

    Pros

    Fun, dynamic environment with great people.

    Cons

    University bureaucracy made funding for projects difficult.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Excellent workplace with great benefits.

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

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

    Pros

    Fantastic benefits: Insurance, holidays, time-off, free tuition and then vacation you may not be able to use because you've already been off 2 weeks for Christmas, a week for Spring Break, etc. Academic atmosphere which encourages independent thought and a youthful, hopeful energy you won't find elsewhere.

    Cons

    Funding and budgets determine raises. Years without a raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage job advancement within the institution.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    excellent organization to work for. Top rated

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    Former Employee - Safety Coordinato0r in Lawrenceburg, KY
    Former Employee - Safety Coordinato0r in Lawrenceburg, KY

    I worked at Eastern Kentucky University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    everything good, with exception of salary

    Cons

    no negatives. Great organization to work for

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consider former employees for rehire

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I love working at Eastern Kentucky University.

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    Current Employee - Support Service Associate in Corbin, KY
    Current Employee - Support Service Associate in Corbin, KY

    I have been working at Eastern Kentucky University full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I love being able to help people that are having trouble.

    Cons

    They have a buddy system, so it is hard to move up here. I have been here full for almost ten years, and cannot get a better paying job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give people a chance, no matter how old they are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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