The University of Kansas Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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The University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little
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Pros
  • The benefits were all right, and work/life balance was great (in 8 reviews)

  • Great work environment and co-workers (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • No cons except distance to work place (in 4 reviews)

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

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  1. Mathematics Teacher

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrence, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrence, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The University of Kansas (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly environment, get to create own schedule,

    Cons

    Some of the kids you work with do not care and are very disruptive during class.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  2. Clinical research coordinator

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees


  3. Facility Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, get to spend time on shift talking and getting to know your co-workers better. Also see friends come work out pretty often.

    Cons

    Lots of little rules you need to enforce. Some are needed for safety reasons, others just seem unnecessary. It can be awkward explaining the rules to someone your age when you both know it's silly.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Maybe provide a little more training to employees before their first day. That way they're not just thrown into the fire.


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  5. Rec Center

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    Former Employee - Facility Supervisor in Lawrence, KS
    Former Employee - Facility Supervisor in Lawrence, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at The University of Kansas part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great working with people at the rec center. All other employees are students just like yourself. Get to see your friends as well when they come in.

    Cons

    Lots of little rules that need to be enforced for safety reasons, but it can be difficult explaining these to college kids.

    Advice to Management

    A little more training before throwing you in on the job would be nice. Otherwise I thought management was fair, and fun to be around


  6. postdoctoral researcher

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrence, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrence, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work. culture of teamwork. Everyone is here working toward the same goal,

    Cons

    Payment Long working hours tight schedule


  7. Not like it used to be.....

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrence, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrence, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The University of Kansas (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flex time is a bonus for those who can get it!

    Cons

    Salary dollars only go to the top administrators who don't do the work!

    Advice to Management

    Pay your workers better! Listen to their ideas!


  8. Administrative Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrence, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrence, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    KU provides a nice salary and benefits for the staff. There are many educational opportunities.

    Cons

    KU does not provide a discount for children of faculty and staff to attend KU.


  9. Student assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Supervisors are kind and nice. Time is flexible. Dues on I am a student at KU, it's convenient to work on campus.

    Cons

    The work time is limit. From 9:00am to 5:00pm. As you know, I have class almost every weekday. So after class I have to work.

    Advice to Management

    If We can work on weekend, that will be great. Usually, I don't have much stuff do on weekends. In contrast, I have many study work on weekdays.


  10. KU - amazing university for both school and work!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The University of Kansas (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience and ability to learn from some of the best people

    Cons

    I don't have any complaints!


  11. admin

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    flexible, good hours, helpful people, clean environment.

    Cons

    crappy pay, treated poorly by manager, constant gossip.

    Advice to Management

    talk to the "underlings" - they know a lot more than the managers, who treat us like crap.



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