University of Connecticut Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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Pros
  • Nice working environment which is full of nice people (in 10 reviews)

  • Good pay, flexible hours, lots of useful training (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • The health insurance coverage for graduate students is poor (in 5 reviews)

  • Health insurance benefits have been drastically cut (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Work Life Balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Storrs Mansfield, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Storrs Mansfield, CT

    I have been working at University of Connecticut

    Positive Outlook
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of time off, great benefits, low intensity work. The campus is beautiful, and the open, democratic culture of a university is great.

    Cons

    There is very little incentive to do great work. Promotions are locked into a union contract, and it is impossible for departments to fire underperforming workers. This leads to a general culture of just getting by, which can be frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a way to dismiss underperforming employees, and provide paths for career advancement other than by becoming a manager.


  2. Great place to work!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Connecticut part-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Nice people all around. Once you find your niche you really get to work with the best. Love to do social events for departments!

    Cons

    Overwhelming amount of work to be done with a very complicated system. Lots of red tape.

    Advice to Management

    Try to lessen the amount of difficulty associated with getting pretty much anything done.


  3. Overall a good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Connecticut full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Work-life balance is great, good benefits, beautiful campus

    Cons

    Slow pace, very political, technology laggards

    Advice to Management

    Develop a shared vision and stick to it


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  5. Dining Services Staff

    Former Employee - Student Employee in Storrs, CT
    Former Employee - Student Employee in Storrs, CT

    I worked at University of Connecticut part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    There was plenty of room for advancement

    Cons

    I didn't get enough hours


  6. Resident Assitant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Connecticut part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits of the job are spectacular

    Cons

    Alot of tedious work can drain you very quickly. Burnout is real.


  7. My thoughts

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    Current Employee - Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellow in Farmington, CT
    Current Employee - Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellow in Farmington, CT

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Diversity, environment, along with co-workers

    Cons

    The Location is not ideal for me

    Advice to Management

    -


  8. Good job to retire in, not for growth

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, CT

    I worked at University of Connecticut full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, nice setting to work in

    Cons

    Not enough job growth opportunities


  9. Work Study

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Connecticut part-time

    Pros

    The work study jobs are typically easygoing and they are very understanding of the responsibilities that you have as a student.

    Cons

    The pay is not competitive but you essentially earn what you deserve to. Student jobs are typically just busy work.

    Advice to Management

    Create more jobs on campus for students paying their way through college, and don't cut student jobs as a way to lower costs.


  10. fine place to work.

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    Former Employee - Student Research Specialist in Storrs, CT
    Former Employee - Student Research Specialist in Storrs, CT

    I worked at University of Connecticut part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I was a student machinist. It was a great place to work. They worked around my college schedule.

    Cons

    Like any big institution, the pay was poor and it was very unusual to be able to get a raise

    Advice to Management

    More money for the engineering department machine shop. It was underfunded when I worked there in the late 90's


  11. Top 20 Nation University

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Connecticut full-time

    Pros

    UConn is an active scientific environment with a beautiful campus. It is very strong in some areas such as business, bio-medical, computer science and environmental engineering. It has good facilities and infrastructures. Lovely place!

    Cons

    Graduate assistants contract is not fair. Provided insurance is poor and barely covers the medical expenses. Hopefully it is going to get better by efforts of Grad Union.

    Advice to Management

    UConn highly emphasizes on research mostly because of funding sources. This has led to low teaching quality. Professors barely have time to take care of classes.



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