The University of Kansas Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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Pros
  • The benefits were all right, and work/life balance was great (in 8 reviews)

  • KU has a great work environment and excellent benefits (in 10 reviews)

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

  • Depending on department and how you are funding, personal growth can be non existent (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Good for sports fans

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The University of Kansas

    Pros

    free newspapers and event tickets

    Cons

    kansas weather is unpredictable and harsh winters

  2. I Think I am Ready for a Change

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

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

    Pros

    Love my job!!!....just not happy with the micro-managers that go with it!

    Cons

    Micromanagement at it's finest! (Top Heavy & very well paid) KU Administrators should listen to what their employees are suggesting for changes in climate, instead of ALWAYS bringing in an outside consultant to tell them what "they want to hear" instead of "what they should really know". More with less is the push now, however, pay your current employees what they are worth! If Administration would only take a good reality check of what and how they are running the University, it would benefit all employees!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to do more with less....it is quickly deteriorating the University structure. Also, listen to your employees instead of outside consultants who really don't know what is going on at KU!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Very flexible for student workers

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    Current Employee - Assistant Events Coordinator in Lawrence, KS
    Current Employee - Assistant Events Coordinator in Lawrence, KS

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

    Pros

    On campus, great pay, very flexible with student schedules

    Cons

    Students are only allowed to work 20 hours/week

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The University of Kansas

    Pros

    Library is very laid back and accommodating to student lifestyle

    Cons

    low pay, limited opportunities for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't worry so much about trying to log mundane things

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. they treated all of us pretty well

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The University of Kansas

    Pros

    no upward mobility- they want you in and out

    Cons

    upper housing tries, but they are so disconnected from student ilfe

  7. Graduate Student

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Lawrence, KS
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Lawrence, KS

    I worked at The University of Kansas full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The department I was involved in was small and it really did feel as though the faculty members had your best interest at heart. The facilities were amazing.

    Cons

    The class load in the first two years was hard to manage in addition to getting lab work done. Additionally, the requirements to become a Ph.D. candidate took a significant amount of time away from the lab work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. Great Experience

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

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

    Pros

    Values your interest and encourages you to achieve them

    Cons

    Time off policies needs to be revised

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Awesome

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    Current Employee - Recycling Technician in Lawrence, KS
    Current Employee - Recycling Technician in Lawrence, KS

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

    Pros

    good place to work while in college , personal growth , atmosphere

    Cons

    training was self taught for the most part but was easy to catch onto the work tasks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more reliable and consistent with expectations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Could be a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The University of Kansas

    Pros

    Great Flexibility and Benefits, Work/life balance

    Cons

    Reluctant to hire, and suffering for it. Used to be lots of opportunities, but they seem to be losing employees faster than they can (or want) to replace them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Ok - State Employee is always nice

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    STATE EMPLOYEE. That means cheap healthcare, education prices on all software, very nice

    Cons

    state employee. This means we couldn't have free parking, all travel was extensively regulated, and our budget was decided by the state legislature (roughly).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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