The University of Kansas Reviews

Updated July 2, 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. Great Place to Work as a Grad Student!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Lawrence, KS
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Lawrence, KS

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

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

    Pros

    My boss was extremely flexible and understanding of my obligations as a student. She is extremely caring and everyone does a great job of helping each other out. Whenever I needed to take time off I was able to, no questions asked.

    Cons

    Job can be extremely boring at times. I ended up finding a couple of hobbies while working here...
    You pretty much have no excuse to not do well in school when you work here. As a grad student I never once did homework at home. I 4.0ed my entire degree.


  2. student worker

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The University of Kansas

    Pros

    friendly work environment
    flexible schedule, especially for students
    the supervisors and other employees are relaxed and helpful

    Cons

    not really any cons-pay is low for student jobs, but that is pretty standard fare


  3. Worked Various Jobs in Different Departments

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The University of Kansas

    Pros

    KU understands that students have very busy schedules and so the hours are generally pretty flexible. I worked a few different jobs in different departments during my time there and honestly overall he environment was pretty laid back. There was always something interesting to do and campus is beautiful so the walk from class and work was really nice.

    Cons

    The pay is low for part time or temporary positions.


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  5. Graduate Reseach Assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Lawrence, KS
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Lawrence, KS

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    If you love to research this is the place.

    Cons

    Hectic Schedule, Less time for socializing


  6. AVP

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrence, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrence, KS

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    good benefits, particularly time off

    Cons

    traditional higher education, not particularly innovative int he industry


  7. University of Kansas

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Lawrence, KS
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Lawrence, KS

    I have been working at The University of Kansas (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    THE school to go to in the state of Kansas with a degree seeking program for just about everyone. Home to one of the blue blood basketball programs, its our bread and butter. Make sure to catch a game here if you're even remotely a fan of the sport. The is great too with so much to see and do, and being a half hour away from Kansas City gives you even more options.

    Cons

    Only thing i can mention is the public transportation system of lawrence


  8. Research Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Lawrence, KS
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Lawrence, KS

    I have been working at The University of Kansas (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work for

    Cons

    catching up in tech, need more funding


  9. Good Place, Good benefits

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrence, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrence, KS

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

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

    Pros

    The University of Kansas is a good place to work for those interested in education and research. Most employee are considered state employees, and thus benefits are standard state benefits.

    Cons

    As a state institution, one of the big disadvantages is that as state funding for education is reduced, the security of jobs foes down.

    Advice to Management

    It would be great if there was a way to create some flexibility where workers could work in multiple departments to fulfill multiple roles to keep full time status.


  10. Great for students

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrence, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrence, KS

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    My bosses were easy to talk to and it was a great job as a student. I basically chose the hours I work and had downtime to work on coursework.

    Cons

    It is hard to move up the totem pole and the management wasn't that great. I had several problems with co-workers not performing their tasks and literally nothing was done about it.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more with your employees in order to ensure everyone is happy. Use the advice given by higher up workers in order to ensure fluidity.


  11. Test Developement Assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Test Development Assistant in Lawrence, KS
    Former Employee - Test Development Assistant in Lawrence, KS

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

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

    Pros

    Was able to work while i was a student

    Cons

    This position was a temporary position and was not really updated on when the position would end. No benefits as a TEMP Worker



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