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University of Connecticut Reviews

Updated February 18, 2015
Updated February 18, 2015
178 Reviews
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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
  • 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.  

    ConnPIRG Health & Wellness Internship

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at University of Connecticut as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent exprience working with a non-profit organization. Collaborateed with teammates to provide aid/support to local neighborhood. Very effective.

    Cons

    My position in the Hunger & Homelessness Campaign was not the best fit for me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow team members to choose position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    good place to be

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Connecticut

    Pros

    calm environment, friendly people, very good faculty

    Cons

    student fees are too much

  3.  

    great school

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Connecticut

    Pros

    people are nice,great campus

    Cons

    it is isolated. Parking is not easy

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  5.  

    Excellent place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Connecticut

    Pros

    Very friendly faculty and staff.
    24/7 access to your office/building (not on snow days).
    Lots of hardware and software tools available.

    Cons

    Parking is a challenge when students are in.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Adjunct Faculty

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Connecticut

    Pros

    A good way to start

    Cons

    Middle of nowhere and very expensive cost of living

  7.  

    Difficult to navigate for people who are unaware of big-university bureaucratic shortcomings

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

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

    Pros

    Autonomy, usually. If you show up as an experienced teacher, then you should have no issues getting settled with the teaching load that most departments give their grad students--teach 2, take 3. If, however, you have never been in a classroom it is rather like baptism by fire because there is little-to-no training for brand new grad students.
    If you are an independent person who not only has a car but also takes out some student loans, it is possible to live a semi-comfortable life on the salary provided. This is a big university and, as such, you have to make your own opportunities. No one will hold your hand. UConn is a rank 1 university. You have access to some very brilliant minds who are extremely well published in their fields but you really have to have a plan and be independent to 'get along' in the Storrs, CT wilderness.

    Cons

    If you are a person who needs a really active adviser and some hand holding, this is not the university for you. This is a rank one facility and its faculty are focused mainly on publishing and not too terribly on teaching. Depending on your department, you will work like a dog and be expected to produce in a timely fashion. If you can separate the wheat from the chaff you will be in good shape. Unfortunately, there is a lot of administrative chaff---administrative assistants that should have long ago retired, professors who are overwhelmed and live so far away that they are never available and, finally, professors who are so far removed from today's doctoral job market that they cannot really provide productive advice for a young scholar. Sad, but true.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the grad students back to employees so that their insurance does not cost them an arm and a leg. Pay the graduate students a more livable wage so that they don't have to go further into debt because the cost of housing is so egregious in CT. Cut the administrative fat. There are staff members (not faculty) who consistently fail to show up to work and are terribly ineffective. What a waste of money that could be better spent on the grad students who are pretty much the people who do the most teaching at UConn.

  8.  

    Great Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Connecticut

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, nice benefits for graduate students

    Cons

    The university mostly cares about putting money into sports

    Recommends
  9.  

    Research student at UCONN

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Connecticut

    Pros

    Good work-like balance and excellent training for students depending on what research group. Flexible schedules with classes for graduate students.

    Cons

    Tough at times with exams, end of the year reports, and general research at times. Pay is much lower than industry standard, but tuition reimbursement is a plus.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Its OK. Good Environment with lots of fee, charges

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 a year)

    Pros

    > Good Environment.
    > Great Placement. Near to Boston and NY.

    Cons

    > Lots of Fees and charges. They take a lot of money in terms of charges.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Place to Work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Connecticut

    Pros

    great benefits, great work-life balance, opportunity for growth

    Cons

    like most public school, can be bureaucratic and clunky, can take a while to address any issues

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