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The University of Kansas Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
147 Reviews
4.1
147 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.  

    Not too bad of a job

    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Economics Teaching Assistant in Lawrence, KS
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Economics Teaching Assistant in Lawrence, KS

    I worked at The University of Kansas part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Required to clock in a certain amount, but don't have to actually work that much.
    Not much to do unless you there is an exam coming up.
    Teachers you work for are all nice and helpful if you have questions

    Cons

    Can be frustrating sometimes with students not paying attention in weekly reviews and then ask questions that have been answering
    Can take a while to figure out how to fill the hour or what to teach about the whole time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

  2.  

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The University of Kansas

    Pros

    They pay my tuition fee.

    Cons

    Will affect my coursework because of hectic schedules as a GTA.

  3.  

    KU is not what people think

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Outreach Coordinator in Lawrence, KS
    Former Employee - Outreach Coordinator in Lawrence, KS

    I worked at The University of Kansas part-time

    Pros

    Jay Hawks are very good team

    Cons

    They do not welcome foreign national well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop your silent Racist attitudes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    It was very rewarding.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    PhD in Pharmacetucal Chemistry, a Great program

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    Rockchalk

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    Good Oppotunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  10.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    Horrible

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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