Northern Kentucky University Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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  1. Campus Recreation Supervisor

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    Current Employee - Student Worker in Northern, KY
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Northern, KY

    I have been working at Northern Kentucky University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Northern Kentucky is great to work for because of the positivie/family environment. It is a good way for students to get involved on campus and to build customer service skills.

    Cons

    The only con I would have about working here is the pay. We don't get paid very much but in the end it is worth it because of the actual job itself.

    Advice to Management

    My advice would be to continue doing what you do! Keep having a family environment where students feel comfortable.


  2. Great, talented people - colleagues and students alike.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Northern Kentucky University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people- colleagues and students alike. Houses a lot of talent. Beautiful campus. I really liked the on-site early childhood center and health and wellness programs as well. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Not always the best work/life balance- but it depends on your department. It seemed like quite a few employees were on contract and may be subject to cuts based on funding/budget. No raises for the last couple years due to budget cuts which can equal low morale and a slight disconnect from the community.


  3. Student Worker

    Former Employee - Student Office Assistant in Highland Heights, Campbell, KY
    Former Employee - Student Office Assistant in Highland Heights, Campbell, KY

    I worked at Northern Kentucky University part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Working on campus was very convenient. They were very flexible and willing to work with my schedule. The pay in the position I held was also very good for a student worker.

    Cons

    At times some of the employees made the office a hostile work environment. I was only able to work a maximum of 25 hours because I was a student.

    Advice to Management

    Many of the workers in the office I worked need sensitivity training. Management needs to be more involved and address issues between employees rather than ignore them.


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    Office Coordinator

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Northern, KY
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Northern, KY

    I have been working at Northern Kentucky University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Employee friendly, great benefits with a state pension plan for now. They offer a great wellness program for people who are trying to get fit or quit smoking

    Cons

    There are No pay raises and no incentives for employees to do well at their jobs. They may cut the state pension plan which many people continue working here for.

    Advice to Management

    Create some type of incentive for employees. Half days off in the summer, something to for employees to look forward to.


  6. General labor

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    Former Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Florence, KY
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Florence, KY

    I worked at Northern Kentucky University part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, great chances for experience in various fields, great people to work for.

    Cons

    They tend to make you feel very replaceable. Threaten to fire constantly. Some policies are horrible.


  7. janitor

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    Former Employee - Janitor in Highland Heights, Campbell, KY
    Former Employee - Janitor in Highland Heights, Campbell, KY

    I worked at Northern Kentucky University full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    chance for advancement good benefits

    Cons

    the early morning hours long commute


  8. The NKU Promise: Put students first; lead with excellence, make a lasting impact

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Northern, KY
    Current Employee - Vice President in Northern, KY

    I have been working at Northern Kentucky University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Strong commitment to student success and academic innovation; vibrant campus community 10 minutes from downtown Cincinnati;

    Cons

    NKU needs more financial investment from the state.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for caring about the NKU faculty and staff.


  9. Good starting point for software developers to earn experience in real-world projects

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Specialist in Highland Heights, KY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Specialist in Highland Heights, KY

    I have been working at Northern Kentucky University part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Get hands-on experience solving real world software problems while studying Computer Science. Very flexible work hours. Open-air atmosphere (non-cubicle)

    Cons

    May not have enough projects for everyone all the time.


  10. Opportunity for an upcoming university

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Highland Heights, KY
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Highland Heights, KY

    I worked at Northern Kentucky University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a forward thinking, relatively new university that has strong roots in the community surrounding.

    Cons

    Can be a bit unorganized at times between departments.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate communicate communicate!


  11. Clerical Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northern Kentucky University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, wonderful administration, good pay, growing university yet still focused on students, I was only a student worker so I am not sure about the benefits

    Cons

    I cannot say much here about Northern Kentucky Univeristy because it is such a great school and employer, I guess some of the buildings could use updating.



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