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University of Connecticut Reviews

Updated Jul 29, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

4.0 140 reviews

79% Approve of the CEO

University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst

Susan Herbst

(47 ratings)

86% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good working environment, great pay and benefits (in 8 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Downsized the health insurance for graduate students (in 5 reviews)

  • recent change in health insurance plan (in 4 reviews)

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    nice school

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosa small school
    weather is very nice in spring, summer, fall
    very good basket ball teams
    friendly people in the campus
    not far away from nyc and boston.

    Consa small school
    winter is long
    so so football teams
    limited parking space

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    Nice and isolated university with low income but good medical coverage for employees

    Graduate Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) Storrs, CT

    ProsA college town and weather is nice in (Short) spring, hot and humid in the summer, nice again in (Short) fall. winter is so BRUTAL!
    Friendly staff on campus. The ideal place just to study and and get your PhD because pretty much nothing is happening in that area.

    ConsIn the middle of nowhere, so quiet town and mostly state park Forrest state. If you get bored you can just study or drive to NYC or Boston.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey are actually doing it but i think they need to attract more and more businesses and more residences to work and live there in Mansfield / Storrs area.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Grad student

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosthe training is very good

    Consbenefits package was changed mid-way to a lower standard

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    Very nice work culture, town, people and ambience

    Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee) Storrs, CT

    ProsReputed university, nice campus, new downtown, close to major cities

    Consless parking space, no good resturants

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep doing the good work

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

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    Great place!

    Graduate Research Assistant (Former Employee) Storrs, CT

    ProsGreat research environment. Beautiful campus.

    ConsLocation may be not that great. But a new town center is being built.

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

     

    The administration does not value graduate students but a nice place to work if you have a good department

    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) Storrs, CT

    ProsThere are modern buildings with the top departments having great work spaces. The campus itself is beautiful. There is a new Storrs city center that was build right off campus. This increased the number of restaurants and services. It is easy to commute (mostly traffic free and through beautiful woods) from the Hartford area if you have a car.

    ConsThere are extremely high student fees taken out of graduate paychecks even when tuition is waved. The health insurance coverage for graduate students is poor. For many places it is cheaper to tell the healthcare provider that you do not have insurance. A graduate student union was just formed though it seems the administration plans on continuing to take advantage of graduate students anyway.

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    I like UConn

    Assistant Professor, Residence (Current Employee) Hartford, CT

    ProsFlexible hours. Most people are friendly and professional about their jobs.

    Consrelatively low payment, the starting salary is the same with the starting salary 10 years ago

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    Really depends on where you work

    Dining Services (Former Employee) Storrs, CT

    ProsLots of different options of on-campus jobs for students. It's easy to get a job in a dining hall if you don't need a ton of income, just some spending money.

    ConsCan be bureacratic. Most people stay away from one of the area managers. You can leave work feeling absolutely exhausted without feeling appreciated by upper management (really depends on who is managing on that particular day). You definitely can't use a lot of these jobs to pay for college without severely compromising your study time.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Administrative Assistant - Great

    Student Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) Storrs, CT

    ProsGained a lot of experience.
    Flexible hours.
    Campus is lovely.
    Understanding of class schedules.

    ConsDifficult to move up.
    Pay slightly low depending on work done.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more opportunities for internal movement.

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

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    Treat the office staff well

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsStaff is very friendly, treat the office staff well

    ConsNot all the faculty speak to the staff on duty

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

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