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University of Connecticut Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
171 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 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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Its OK. Good Environment with lots of fee, charges

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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 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
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  5.  

    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

  6.  

    Great Place to Work

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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 location, Friendly staff. Nice research facility.

    Cons

    Does not have a public transportation system. So you must own a car to travel

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Solid work between classes

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

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

    Pros

    As a student worker, the department I worked for really held the "school first" mentality. Always flexible and looking to build a solid schedule around my coursework and school activities. Full-time workers were knowledgeable and extremely supportive to the student staff. Great way to make connections within the school and learn a lot of the inner workings of the university structure. Solid compensation with good raises while employed. Great perks such as lunches, speakers, advice from professionals, and a casual, friendly culture (matches the college culture well).

    Cons

    University hierarchy and bureaucracy always felt like it was getting in the way. It felt like things were fairly slow to change. It technically is a state job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great school first approach to student employment. Allow ideas to get more than just an agreeing nod.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to start off

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Storrs, CT
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Storrs, CT

    I worked at University of Connecticut as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity and guidance, great people. This is a good entry level environment, but you may not want to make a career of it. Plenty to learn if you are willing to go after it and take the initiative.

    Cons

    Limited to more of beginner positions, interns find it tough to get full work weeks, tough to make it up the ladder

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some chances on your younger team members

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    very satisfied

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Connecticut

    Pros

    I gain some good abilities here

    Cons

    It is a small town and far away from city.

  10.  

    Experience of a grad student

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student
    Current Employee - Graduate Student

    I have been working at University of Connecticut (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice atmosphere to work in (if you like country side). New initiatives to help graduate students with future career from grad school.

    Cons

    Terrible graduate insurance. Come, get your degree and get out. With current stipends and cost of living, there is barely any money one can save.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Do not waste too much of your life here

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant

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

    Pros

    good ice cream, good basketball team?

    Cons

    it is really about the department and grad school, pay your grad students betters
    15000-2000 fee-tax=???

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat your graduate students as human beings but not slaves

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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