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The University of Kansas Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
144 Reviews
4.0
144 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The benefits were all right, and work/life balance was great (in 8 reviews)

  • Great benefits and management has a understanding of work life balance (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • There were no cons with working at the Admissions office in college (in 4 reviews)

  • Pay could be better, depending on department (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    It was very rewarding.

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    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Current Employee - Research Associate

    I have been working at The University of Kansas full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    This is a great place to work. The health benefits are awesome and the holiday parties were great too. Fill out an app!

    Cons

    The was not very good at all for a research assistant and associate. I struggled while working there but made a lot of connections!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It is a really great experience that helps me learn a lot about leadership

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    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Lawrence, KS
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Lawrence, KS

    I have been working at The University of Kansas part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It is a great job to have when you are a full-time student, the work amount is managable with your college schedule, saving a good amount of money by getting free room and dining plan, and hopefully will create some long lasting impacts to some of the residents

    Cons

    Time-off policies, as well as any other policies are strict, so it can be a challenge to your college's social lifestyle. Also you are representing the University, so it can be strained at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management did a great job given the amount of work they have to deal with on a daily basis, but it can definitely be improved!

    Recommends
  3.  

    PhD in Pharmacetucal Chemistry, a Great program

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    Current Employee - PhD Candidate, Pharmaceutical Chemistry in Lawrence, KS
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate, Pharmaceutical Chemistry in Lawrence, KS

    I have been working at The University of Kansas full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great research, Great connections, famous alumni, Great reputation.

    Cons

    Not very interesting for people who want to go to academia after PhD.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Rockchalk

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The University of Kansas full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment and friendly people

    Cons

    Kansas legislature is not sufficiently supportive of higher education.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Oppotunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The University of Kansas part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Learned a lot from work

    Cons

    Pay is no so high

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Big, bureaucratic organization that has positive work-life balance but lousy advancement.

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    Current Employee - Manager in Lawrence, KS
    Current Employee - Manager in Lawrence, KS

    I have been working at The University of Kansas full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good balance of work/life, excellent benefits and generally nice people to work with. If you like to know that you are going to work when you are scheduled and can be off with your family on holidays this is a good place to work.

    Cons

    Too big across the board. Too many levels of administration. Not enough money. Little advancement chance. Can be boring after some time because what you do changes very little when you are in a support role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't make your salaried staff work well beyond 40 hours just because they are salaried. Some over is expected from time-to-time but to have it thrown at you every chance given is annoying. That is a small overall gripe for what is a fairly easy work environment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Horrible

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    Former Employee - Student Associate in Lawrence, KS
    Former Employee - Student Associate in Lawrence, KS

    I worked at The University of Kansas part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working here I was able to have flexible hours fit for a student. You choose the days of the week you would like to come in an have tons of chances to call out for any reason you want.

    Cons

    Management does not care about you as an individual. You will be reminded many times that you are replaceable because it is a very sought after job. Also, sexual harassment was a huge issue here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Aid Counselor in Lawrence, KS
    Current Employee - Financial Aid Counselor in Lawrence, KS

    I have been working at The University of Kansas part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice work life balance. Employees are helpful

    Cons

    None I like working here

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Peer Adviosr

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    Current Employee - Peer Adviosr in Lawrence, KS
    Current Employee - Peer Adviosr in Lawrence, KS

    I have been working at The University of Kansas full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Regarding environment that allows people to expand their communication skills

    Cons

    answering the same questions multiple times a week

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Cross-trained employees are beneficial

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Wichita, KS

    I worked at The University of Kansas full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Even if you only know one position in the clinic they are willing to train you to be able to do more than one aspect of the job. This is beneficial to the company because you can fill in for others when needed, but also beneficial to the employee because the experience in hands on training can help you go farther in the future.

    Cons

    The clinic stays busy, so no matter what expect to have something to do constantly. This can be high stress when it comes to making sure you cover things in detail sometimes in a short amount of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Either hire more people to do the work or allow some overtime to make sure the work is completed the same day.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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