The University of Kansas Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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  1. Could be a great place to work

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

    I have been working at The University of Kansas

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.


  2. Ok - State Employee is always nice

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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).


  3. IT Assistant

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, great town, good co-workers

    Cons

    Very low pay, poor management


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  5. Love the Union!

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

    I have been working at The University of Kansas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

    Keep being awesome!


  6. I enjoyed every minute I was there

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Media Production Assistant
    Former Employee - Media Production Assistant

    I worked at The University of Kansas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, good benefits, fun people to work with

    Cons

    Limited hours, no overtime allowed


  7. Research Assistant

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

    I worked at The University of Kansas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    More communication would help


  8. Good experience builder

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

    I have been working at The University of Kansas

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

    Pros

    Hands on experience with a professor

    Cons

    Limited pay and hours as a student

    Advice to Management

    This is a good position!


  9. Lots of lateral opportunities

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communications Coordinator
    Current Employee - Communications Coordinator

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

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

    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 Management

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


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Lawrence, KS
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Lawrence, KS

    I worked at The University of Kansas

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Give us grace with our time sheets!


  11. Great place for biopharmaceutical research

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Funded and recognized lab in the Pharmaceutical Chemistry Dept

    Cons

    Not that I can think of



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