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Broken University system inhibits growth of facility

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, KY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, KY

I have been working at University of Kentucky

Pros

Flexible working hours and off-campus location make it easier to work around parking and traffic
Serving the animal and public health of the Bluegrass
Great for individuals who don't like being micro-managed

Cons

Broken University budget system allows employees who have been here too long to remain in positions out of fear of losing them in the budget crunch
UK can't properly recruit and retain more qualified individuals because they can't compete in terms of salary and benefits
Little room for vertical movement based on how job descriptions and in-house promotions system is structured
Morale is in the can due to recent budget cuts from the state and federal level(s)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay attention to your employees and fully assess who is performing and who is just coasting by on the broken system
Properly document oral and written warnings so that firing of incompetent employees can happen in a more efficient manner

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall, I have enjoyed my work. As time goes on though, I am becoming more dissatisfied.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, KY

    I have been working at University of Kentucky

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits and variety of jobs

    Cons

    No raises for 4 straight years. Many programs/expenses need to be reduced/cut and invest in people and programs that are mission focused instead.

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    No opinion of CEO
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    lifechanging - I found my career mentor here.

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Lexington, KY
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Lexington, KY

    I worked at University of Kentucky

    Pros

    great learning curve
    interest in you as a person

    Cons

    lower pay when there compared to national average

    Recommends
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