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The University of Kansas Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
144 Reviews
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144 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

  • Great benefits and management has a understanding of work life balance (in 10 reviews)


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

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

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  1.  

    Good school, safe college town

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Lawrence, KS
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Lawrence, KS

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

    Pros

    Good life and work balance

    Cons

    Not enough other opportunities around

  2.  

    Great School

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great school and supportive faculty.

    Cons

    Be aware that stipends do not include campus fees which average around $450/semester

    Recommends
  3.  

    The Graduate Teaching Assistantships offered by the math department are well paid and have reasonable expectations.

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

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

    Pros

    Pay is good, choice among classes to teach is good, workload is good

    Cons

    Technically count as 49% employee (even though they call you half time), so you don't get access to employee benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More significant pay increases based on performance and merit

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good experience with great people. Overall it was a very good experience and opened new opportunities.

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    Former Employee - Communications in Lawrence, KS
    Former Employee - Communications in Lawrence, KS

    I worked at The University of Kansas part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great work environment and co-workers. An overall wonderful experience.

    Cons

    Sometimes there are administrative/bureaucratic frustrations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less focus on implementing bureaucratic university-wide policies. They can be agitating.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Simply awsome experience with a very friendly group of people!

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

    I have been working at The University of Kansas as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people are awsome and the cost of living is low.

    Cons

    Wouldn't want to change anything accept for the weather.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be a system of higher pay for experienced or returning TAs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Marketing Analyst

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    Former Employee - Marketing Analyst in Lawrence, KS
    Former Employee - Marketing Analyst in Lawrence, KS

    I worked at The University of Kansas part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible work time allows you to keep your work and study in balance. Easy to deal with tax because the school will take care of it.

    Cons

    Lower salary with no benefit because this is a hourly payment work. Sometimes exams happen at the same time of work so you have to multi-tasking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage the professor's work in a time frame when there are not much mid-term and finals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Undergrad student librarian

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The University of Kansas

    Pros

    You'll never be too bored in Lawrence, there are an abundance of awesome, unique people, the night life is fun, faculty is helpful and generally wants to see students do well. Library management is very helpful

    Cons

    Parking... better make friends and carpool or get a bus pass...

  9.  

    KU is a good place for research

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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 part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Funding is enough. The environment for research is pretty good.

    Cons

    The campus is a little bit small.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A great job for a college student with a small budget.

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    Former Employee - Student Position Food Service Worker in Lawrence, KS
    Former Employee - Student Position Food Service Worker in Lawrence, KS

    I worked at The University of Kansas part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free meal each day worked, laidback and casual atmosphere, flexible hours, set work schedule for each semester, understanding of obligations to class and studying.

    Cons

    Depending on the location there is a lot of drama and little accountability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to what your student managers are doing and how they treat the other employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    I served for a year (two semesters) as the Proctor of Battenfeld Scholarship Hall

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    Former Employee - Proctor in Lawrence, KS
    Former Employee - Proctor in Lawrence, KS

    I worked at The University of Kansas part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This job allowed me to form great friendships and connections. Through this job I gained new skills and strengthened many of the skills I already had.

    Cons

    Sometimes what was best for the community went against the rules set out by Student Housing. This made it difficult to please many of the people I was responsible for.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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