Eastern Kentucky University

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Updated Apr 8, 2014

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3.8 12 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

Eastern Kentucky University President Doug Whitlock

Doug Whitlock

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73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    I worked at the Environmental Research Institute. It was awesome.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFun, dynamic environment with great people.

    ConsUniversity bureaucracy made funding for projects difficult.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    excellent organization to work for. Top rated

    Safety Coordinato0r (Former Employee) Lawrenceburg, KY

    Proseverything good, with exception of salary

    Consno negatives. Great organization to work for

    Advice to Senior Managementconsider former employees for rehire

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great campus, great people, great opportunities

    Coordinator (Former Employee) Richmond, KY

    ProsMid-size campus, incredible support, lots of interest and energy around new ideas and innovative ways to fulfill departmental goals

    ConsSometimes folks aren't held as accountable as they should be.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work

    Contracts Specialist (Current Employee) Richmond, KY

    ProsThe best reasons to work at EKU are the benefits. We have top notch insurance, free if you take the medium level, dental and vision insurance. We have 2 weeks off with pay over the Christmas holiday. We get 1 sick day per month and 2 weeks vacation upon starting, it accumulates as we go. After 5 years we have 3 weeks vacation. Too many paid holidays to even mention.

    ConsWe have not received a cost of living raise in three years due to state shortfalls in the budget.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTop management, those who control the raises......The cost of living has gone up and we can't be expected to just sit back year after year without a raise!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent workplace with great benefits.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Richmond, KY

    ProsFantastic 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.

    ConsFunding and budgets determine raises. Years without a raise.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage job advancement within the institution.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice Part Time Experience with Flexibility

    Adjunct Professor (Current Employee) Richmond, KY

    ProsFlexibility, teaching environment, opportunity to work with students

    ConsParking is not convenient at times, budget cuts

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Eastern has potential

    Academic Advisor (Current Employee) Richmond, KY

    ProsGood people - The hierarchy is pretty approachable and open to new ideas. There seems to be some good changes taking place and Eastern needs to capitalize on thier strengths and continue to seek out quality students and invest in them staying. The retirement plan is very good, and the benefits are not bad as well. Free parking for employees is a plus, but parking nazis need help with customer service!

    ConsThe infrastructre of the University needs work and quality of students is low. Eastern really needs to invest in more mentoring and personal contact with students, not more in electronic resources, which is very impersonal.

    Advice to Senior Managementthink forward for retention and don't hesitate to hire outside people enough money to bring new ideas.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I love working at Eastern Kentucky University.

    Support Service Associate (Current Employee) Corbin, KY

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

    ConsThey 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 Senior ManagementGive people a chance, no matter how old they are.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Conflicted

    Senior Office Associate (Current Employee) Richmond, KY

    ProsEKU has provided an educational opportunity to full time employees through staff/faculty tuition waiver program. For the last few years the benefit has been for a maximum of 12 credit hours per semester undergrad and grad level courses. EKU resides in a small/medium size town with a growing sense of community and cultural actives.

    ConsRecent initiatives by institutional leadership has left many fearing job loss, a reduction in support departments (faculty/staff resources), and a decrease in the tuition waiver to 6 credit hours per semester. All this comes after several years of salary stand-stills and increases to tuition. Employees who regularly are assigned and undertake duties far beyond his/her job description are not rewarded financially nor shown administrative recognition.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe leadership has taken a turn for the worse. Recent decisions by the board have put strain and uncertainty in the workforce. Employees need to be valued and shown loyalty, not given lip service and dismissed.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to get an education

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsKnowledgable and hard-working colleagues, excellent reputation of the university, small and friendly campus, supportive community with low crime and good education, good president

    ConsLack of communication from some administrative leaders, sometimes disappointed in administrative advocacy for employees, budget constraints during today's economic crisis

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice

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