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The University of Kansas Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
167 Reviews
4.1
167 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Very flexible for student workers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Great

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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

    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
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  5.  

    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

  6.  

    Awesome

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  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

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

    I enjoyed every minute I was there

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Media Production Assistant
    Former Employee - Media Production Assistant

    I worked at The University of Kansas

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, good benefits, fun people to work with

    Cons

    Limited hours, no overtime allowed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Love the Union!

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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

    Pros

    The Union is such a great place to work! It's right on the University of Kansas campus which is beautiful and always has fun activities going on! I love my coworkers and enjoy the work I do!

    Cons

    We get pretty busy in the fall months because of school starting, hire around 300 employees and it can get a bit crazy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep being awesome!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Could be a great place to work

    • 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

    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

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