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KU is generally a solid workplace.

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Current Employee - Coordinator in Lawrence, KS
Current Employee - Coordinator in Lawrence, KS

I have been working at The University of Kansas

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

It's a government job--there's never the pressure you get in marketing (or any other business function) with a private firm.

Cons

Again, it's a government job--the bureaucracy is startlingly adroit at stonewalling project progress. This isn't the management's fault directly, it's more the fault of some minor functionary who simply refuses to act.

Advice to Management

Stop letting Ph.D.-professors handle or grow the administrative side of academic programs. This is why we've got advanced degrees in education/administration, folks! Just because you have a Ph.D. doesn't mean you understand how to administrate a solid academic program that fits our customers--the students. On the other hand, this means great middle managers are beloved by their employees.

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  1. Jayhawk Review

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Lawrence, KS
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Lawrence, KS

    I have been working at The University of Kansas

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    World Class researchers and resources for original scientific work. We have a wide variety of research areas being pursued on campus. Incoming students can have great opportunities after their stay here. The diversity and cooperation among the various fields will set up a good base for future interaction and continuing ties.

    Cons

    Lack of exposure to many potential employers, because of possible geographical separation. There are some areas of the sciences that are very well supported with regular placement programs, Others are not so fortunate. If the University wishes to continue its stance on the importance of teaching science, it must cater to all the branches.

    Advice to Management

    Attract more potential employers. Our students can compete with any other school.


  2. Terrible system to support

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    Former Employee - Helpdesk Technician in Lawrence, KS
    Former Employee - Helpdesk Technician in Lawrence, KS

    I worked at The University of Kansas

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You have a computer in front of you the whole time, so killing time isn't a problem.

    Cons

    They use peoplesoft for almost all of the online systems that customers (students / facility / parents) interact with. This is one of the slowest and confusing web-based interfaces I have ever used and had to help support. The naming scheme makes no sense, the organization of the various components is ridiculous, and the interface itself is a mess of tree structures and frames. The typical day was spent answering the same six questions over and over, mostly about tuition payment or just navigating the enroll and pay segment of the application. Once a week or so a portion of the webservices would crash to mix it up a bit.

    Advice to Management

    Hire individuals that actually know about the technology that they are supporting.


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