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University of Connecticut Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
158 Reviews
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158 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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
  • Pay is very low compared to the job incurred to graduate students (in 5 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    GREAT SCHOOL

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Connecticut

    Pros

    Good place, good faculty and staff

    Cons

    Too remote, public accessibility is an issue

  2.  

    Review for University of Connecticut as a graduate research assistant and a graduate teaching assistant .

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Storrs, CT
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Storrs, CT

    I have been working at University of Connecticut full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice working environment which is full of nice people. The university is situated in a very nice location which has easy access to Hartford area .

    Cons

    The main issues are with the parking and Insurance. The old insurance plan we had was really nice, however the new plan does not cover most of the problems (dental etc.) The parking lots are situated far a way. Hard to walk on snowy, cold days. (specially when shuttles are limited during when undergrads are away)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Making the campus beautiful is reall encouraging

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great on-campus job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Computer Technician in Storrs, CT
    Current Employee - Computer Technician in Storrs, CT

    I have been working at University of Connecticut part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very rewarding, great experience, learning a lot

    Cons

    Not much to say here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Good place to study

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Connecticut

    Pros

    Good atmosphere for study chemistry PhD here

    Cons

    The insurance is getting worse

  6.  

    It was a good experience overall.

    Former Employee - Hilltop Apartment Administrative Assistant in Storrs, CT
    Former Employee - Hilltop Apartment Administrative Assistant in Storrs, CT

    I worked at University of Connecticut part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good work environment and management.

    Cons

    There were no challenges working here.

  7.  

    Summer maintenance was so easy

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Maintenance Specialist in Storrs, CT
    Former Employee - Maintenance Specialist in Storrs, CT

    I worked at University of Connecticut full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Minimal work, managers didn't care if we were there or not. Pay was pretty good. We played monopoly a lot.

    Cons

    Getting up early in the morning was tough. Not a ton a room for career advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep a better eye on employees. We literally played monopoly 4 days out of the week

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    nice place to work in

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Research Assistant

    I have been working at University of Connecticut full-time

    Pros

    challenging, learning opportunities, books available

    Cons

    low salary, time consuming, very demanding

  9.  

    Grad Student

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Connecticut

    Pros

    Serenity! The campus is new and good

    Cons

    Too far from any city

  10.  

    Working for ResLife

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Connecticut (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good managers, decent pay, they give you enough hours, you can take classes

    Cons

    You can only work up to 40 hours - no overtime allowed; had to work weird hours

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Exciting & Friendly Place to Work. Benefits are in Top 10%

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    Current Employee - Custodian in Storrs, CT
    Current Employee - Custodian in Storrs, CT

    I have been working at University of Connecticut full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Workplace camaraderie is above expectations and not the usual day to day boredom. Vibrant community, student interaction is always positive & friendly. Salary is fantastic, benefits and their cost are incredible. Retirement healthcare & pension assures me of a smooth retirement.

    Cons

    Too much emphasis on making outside beautiful while inside buildings are in dire need of improvements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Capitol budgets need to include REAL infrastructure improvements, not landscaping and paint alone. Employee input is valuable to any company/organization- UConn leaders & trustees need to pay attention. This is academia though so I understand the politics.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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