University of Kentucky

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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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    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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  2.  

    Great benefits, weak pay

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Account Clerk III in Lexington, KY
    Current Employee - Account Clerk III in Lexington, KY

    I have been working at University of Kentucky

    Pros

    Fantastic benefits, excellent work-life balance support, very good job stability, great in-house training opportunities, paid classes for employees at state universities, 50% tuition discount for dependants.

    Cons

    Low pay, few raises, very difficult to get interviews.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management does a good job with limited resources. Job cuts have been minimal despite significant budget cuts, but a lack of raises and difficulty moving to higher-paying jobs is making it increasingly difficult for employees to make ends meet.

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