University of Connecticut
3.9 of 5 132 reviews
www.uconn.edu Storrs, CT 1000 to 5000 Employees

University of Connecticut Reviews

Updated Jun 23, 2014
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3.9 132 reviews

                             

80% Approve of the CEO

University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst

Susan Herbst

(45 ratings)

86% of employees recommend this company to a friend
132 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Good working environment, great pay and benefits"
    in 8 reviews
  • "The 35 hour work week is very nice and the benefits are incredible"
    in 3 reviews
Cons:
  • "As gradate students, we are not supposed to spend so much time on teaching, but nobody cares a lot"
    in 3 reviews
  • "Pay is very low compared to the job incurred to graduate students"
    in 3 reviews
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    Good place to work

    Graduate Assistant (Current Employee)
    Storrs, CT

    ProsSupportive and friendly faculty environment and staff.

    ConsNeed to have more networking with outside companies.

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    Great place to intern and get experience!

    Project Management Intern (Current Employee)

    ProsI got experience in event management and event organization.

    ConsThere were no cons in working- great experience and people.

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    Positive environment that allows for constant learning

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSize of institution, chance to get involved on committees, working with students, working in an environment that is supportive of diversity and open minded behaviors, lots of exposure to trainings and professional development

    ConsSize of institution, red tape, can be hard to be promoted or move around departments, chains of command -- similar to any large organization regardless of the industry

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake it easier to move up. There are great people in entry level positions who move on to get more experience when they could stay at UConn and contribute to the organization

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Treat their student/paraprofessional employees well.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsColleges and universities educate students and it's nice to work at an institution which also educates their students through real-world experiences. UCONN treats its student employees in most areas with intentional professional development to help them grow skills for their future careers.

    ConsWorking at a medium-large institution means that not every department/office enacts the university mission and values as well as the others. At any institution, make sure that the people there care about their employees as much as the University at-large.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Research Assistant (Current Employee)
    Storrs, CT

    ProsVery good academic environment. Great Benefits, even for graduate students.

    ConsDownsized the health insurance for graduate students. They used to be treated as state employees, now they are under regular student insurance, which is much worse.

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    Provide me advanced education and independent thinking capability.

    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee)
    Hartford, CT

    ProsMy first five year's study experience in a foreign country.

    ConsNot in the urban area

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

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    Good place for study and research

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPeople here are very nice.

    ConsCareer opportunities are not enough.

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    Graduate Instructor (Current Employee)
    Storrs, CT

    ProsI enjoy a lot of autonomy, the salary is fine, and faculties (especially my mentors) in my department are mostly nice and helpful.

    ConsBad university system, comes with weird department policies. As gradate students, we are not supposed to spend so much time on teaching, but nobody cares a lot. Also, the new online student evaluation system is really confusing. Also, if your mentor/adviser/PI has no "political influence" in school or in department, you are almost dead. It is unfair sometimes.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Homer Babbidge Library

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat bosses, great coworkers, ideal for students. The job has begun opening up a lot of doors for me in my field of interest already.

    ConsNever got my paycheck on a regular basis, and always in irregular intervals of hours paid for. The cap on the wages is set way too low, and the availability of hours is not enough for an independent student.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    UConn is a good average place

    Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsThe organizational structure is fairly decentralized and is trying to figure out how to optimize its operations and reduce duplication. This is allowing for much changes in employees roles. It is a good time to leverage the change to get the kind of job that you might enjoy the most. The work weeks are 35 hours for most so the jobs tend to emphasize home life.

    ConsThe atmosphere tends to allow for mediocrity to prosper. So it is not hard to become disillusioned and unmotivated at times. Most areas are extremely lean and do not have enough people to even get the basics done well. It can also be motivating to have so much work piled up on you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNotice how your people want to help to add more value and allow them to grow by letting them apply what they recommend.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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