University of Kentucky

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Former Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in Lexington, KY
Former Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in Lexington, KY

I worked at University of Kentucky

Pros

The main academic area is pretty small, and the research activity is limited.
If you work for someone who has money, you're pretty much left alone by the other parts of campus.

Cons

Lexington isn't great if you're not college-aged and single. Between Keeneland, UK sports, and downtown there's plenty to go and do. Just feels like you see the same people all the time.

If you're over 30 and not married or not have kids you will be looked at funny and shunned.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You con't have to put all the money into the medical center. It's okay to have stellar departments elsewhere on campus.

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    Academic Enhancement: The Study, Peer Tutor

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    Former Employee - Peer Tutor in Lexington, KY
    Former Employee - Peer Tutor in Lexington, KY

    I worked at University of Kentucky

    Pros

    - Intelligent Coworkers
    - Reasonable and understanding management
    - Great pay for college students
    - Breaks during school holidays!
    - Intrinsically rewarding

    Cons

    There really isn't much I can speak poorly of "The Study"-- occasionally coworkers would slack off and management doesn't easily control or stop that, which forces you to work much harder, but I personally enjoyed the extra work at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create some incentive or require students to provide more feedback for the service they receive.
    Possibly require that tutors pass academic tests for the subject they tutor.

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    UKY is nice place to work

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in Lexington, KY
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in Lexington, KY

    I have been working at University of Kentucky

    Pros

    UKY was in the top 10 in USA for doing postdoctoral research!
    It is a nice peaceful city, great for families and very affordable housing. Groceries are OK but not great for younger people looking for lots of social life...

    Cons

    The public transportation is bad and the parking for employees is ~400 per year. Post-docs could get only up to 75% of NIH based salary for the position and experience (this is internal UKY policy).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please de-freeze the salaries of regular staff people and give pay rise instead of investing in very expensive sometimes equipment.

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