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The University of Kansas Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
159 Reviews
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159 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I enjoyed every minute I was there

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    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
  2.  

    Love the Union!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    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
  3.  

    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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  5.  

    IT Assistant

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    Current Employee - IT ASSISTANT in Lawrence, KS
    Current Employee - IT ASSISTANT in Lawrence, KS

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, great town, good co-workers

    Cons

    Very low pay, poor management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Research Assistant

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

    I worked at The University of Kansas

    Pros

    Independent work mostly (could be a con for some), flexible hours, access to experienced professionals

    Cons

    Very little guidance, very little direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communication would help

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    I was a student teaching assistant (undergraduate) in the sciences and did some open hourly work assisting my mentor.

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    Former Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Lawrence, KS
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Lawrence, KS

    I worked at The University of Kansas

    Pros

    Since I was a student and lived near campus, getting to work was very convenient and they gave me flexible working hours.

    Cons

    It can be difficult managing the items your supervising professor has assigned you (on top of your school work), especially if that supervising professor is currently teaching you!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give us grace with our time sheets!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Lots of lateral opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Communications Coordinator
    Current Employee - Communications Coordinator

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

    Pros

    Lawrence is a great town. It's not the Kansas you saw on the Wizard of Oz. Benefits are comprehensive, but not amazing.

    Cons

    Politics, but that's academia. Parking is awful. You have to pay for it. If you want to move up you have to jump departments. But this is common so there is no hostility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for a way to engage employees of all levels...not just faculty.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Student at KU

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The University of Kansas

    Pros

    Good variety of classes and experiences

    Cons

    Possible to get lost in the crowd

  10.  

    Great place for student employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Lawrence, KS
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Lawrence, KS

    I worked at The University of Kansas

    Pros

    Flexible with schedules, no weekends if work in offices

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Good experience builder

    • 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

    Hands on experience with a professor

    Cons

    Limited pay and hours as a student

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is a good position!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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