The University of Kansas Reviews

Updated April 1, 2015
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  1. Managing Editor, American Studies Journal

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    Former Employee - Managing Editor in Lawrence, KS
    Former Employee - Managing Editor in Lawrence, KS

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

    Pros

    A graduate position. Stipend payments which were fair, and my position allowed me to enjoy an in-state tuition rate (which amounted to fully half of the cost). Other positions cover full tuition.

    Cons

    Takes time away from school that a scholarship would not

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Great experience!

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    Former Intern - Career Coach in Lawrence, KS
    Former Intern - Career Coach in Lawrence, KS

    I worked at The University of Kansas as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment and awesome tradition and culture! I really enjoyed all of my colleagues in this endeavor!

    Cons

    It is a larger institution which comes with it's cons. It's harder to change something as it goes through the right reporting lines.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. KU is a great place to work, but there are not a lot of opportunities for advancement as an administrator for a program.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrence, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrence, KS

    I worked at The University of Kansas full-time

    Pros

    Like most universities, KU offers great benefits and plenty of holidays and time off. The people that you work with are great (for the most part), and there are lots of opportunities for professional development.

    Cons

    While you can attend lots of professional development opportunites, there are not many opportunities actually to progress professionally if you are associated with a specific program or unit on campus. There are many more opportunites if you are part of the more centralized administrative units.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The upper administrators of KU need to provide more oversight of program/unit directors and those employed in these units.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Awesome!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The University of Kansas

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, Great people, great town!

    Cons

    None that i can think of!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. Great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Lawrence, KS
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Lawrence, KS

    I worked at The University of Kansas full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Personal interested in R&D and to pursue my future career in academic or industry domain. That's why I choose KU. It is a great place to work.

    Cons

    No comment. Too busy to know company values, promotions, office culture, et.c. I do not know that.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. Student positions lack appropriate leadership experience & initiative.

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    Former Employee - Graphic Artist in Lawrence, KS
    Former Employee - Graphic Artist in Lawrence, KS

    I worked at The University of Kansas part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed environment. Easy to balance school/work schedule.

    Cons

    Leadership lacked experience and initiative. I had to make up for a lot of slack coming from my superiors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better checks and balances for employees in charge of student positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Lawrence, KS
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Lawrence, KS

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours! Really found it convenient when I was studying full time and working

    Cons

    Its a college so pay isn't great. But it's worth your time if you wanna make a little extra while going to school

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Idk my supervisor is a really nice guy. I dont really have any contact with other management. So, no comment

  9. Excellent University with areas for improvement

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent education
    comparable compensation, depending on department

    Cons

    Not enough support for graduate students
    No grad student union to speak of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay attention to grad students! More career services for those not wishing to continue in academia.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Should care more about academics than the basketball

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

    I worked at The University of Kansas as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice and friendly people, nice recreation center with shower facilities, good work/life balance, some really good co-workers, IT support is very responsive.

    Cons

    Poor support on research and APs. It seems the university cares more about their athletic fame than academic performances. There is little heuristic where to start from the very beginning. Most time, there is little communication than getting a very high level to-do list.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should treat the university as a UNIVERSITY. If they care about the research, they need to spend some efforts in pushing it through. By that, I mean being realistic about projects and submissions. Not every project would be a master piece without any guidance and discussion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Associate Director
    Current Employee - Associate Director

    I have been working at The University of Kansas full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Overall good culture with most staff being happy to work in a (mostly) relaxed environment compared to the mostly corporate alternatives.

    Cons

    No major cons of working here. Due to state (KS) funding dwindling, the average merit salary increases for the last 5 years have been low.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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