University of Connecticut
3.9 of 5 119 reviews
www.uconn.edu Storrs, CT 1000 to 5000 Employees

University of Connecticut Reviews

Updated Apr 21, 2014
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3.9 119 reviews

                             

76% Approve of the CEO

University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst

Susan Herbst

(38 ratings)

83% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Good working environment, great pay and benefits"
    in 7 reviews
  • "The workers are very friendly and helpful and Uconn has a picturesque location"
    in 3 reviews
Cons:
  • "Pay is very low compared to the job incurred to graduate students"
    in 3 reviews
  • "recent change in health insurance plan"
    in 3 reviews
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Work/Life balance and ample fringe benefits

IT Worker (Current Employee)
Storrs, CT

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

ProsRemote, semi-rural location.
35 hour work week.
Tons of vacation time.
Super-high retirement contribution matching.

The specific benefits vary according to what union you're in (Yes you have to be in a union to work here). Many salaried employees, like me, are in UCPEA, whose benefits are fantastic.

ConsRemote, semi-rural location.
Not much in the way of career trajectories within the organisation.
Just as bureaucratic and top-heavy as any other state organisation.

Your colleagues might be clockwatchers or underachievers, depending on what group you're in.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great pay (for a grad student), great benefits!

Graduate Assistant (Current Employee)
Storrs, CT

I have been working at University of Connecticut full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood working environment, great pay and benefits. I will take a pay cut if I adjuct here after I graduate.

ConsTop heavy UCONN continues the "industry-wide" trend of sliding into corporatism. Emphasis of athletics sometimes outweighs more pressing concerns. Also the student body is rather homogenous. Adjucts make more than many colleges around Connecticut but they should still pay more.

Advice to Senior ManagementResist the urge to keep building shiny new buildings. You should instead be keeping an eye on the impending demographic collapse that is coming. Also, the college is top-heavy. Otherwise a great place to work!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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UCONN is great

Graduate Teaching Assistant (Current Employee)
Storrs, CT

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

ProsLots of professors with excellent experience

ConsWinter is too cold, could get more paid as TA

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Nice People

Office Assistant (Former Employee)
West Hartford, CT

I worked at University of Connecticut part-time for less than a year

ProsPeople are great and the salary is competitive.

ConsWest Hartford campus is moving to Hartford.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Experience for a Student

Student Administrative Assistant (Current Employee)
Storrs, CT

I have been working at University of Connecticut part-time for less than a year

ProsThe staff and faculty are very friendly, making the work environment great. Also, supervisors are very understanding when it comes to putting student responsibilities before work. I can't complain about compensation since it is above minimum wage.

ConsThe work can be tedious at times. Furthermore, sometimes there is no work to be done which can make the hours drag on.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive more responsibilities to student workers.

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

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Good place to work

Graduate Assistant (Current Employee)
Storrs, CT

I have been working at University of Connecticut full-time for more than 5 years

ProsSupportive and friendly faculty environment and staff.

ConsNeed to have more networking with outside companies.

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Great experience, but depends on your location and management team

Student Employee (Former Employee)
Storrs, CT

I worked at University of Connecticut part-time for more than 3 years

ProsFlexible Hours
Free Meals
Located right on campus

ConsSome scheduling conflicts
Not for the squeamish

Advice to Senior ManagementMake the scheduling system digital/online

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to intern and get experience!

Project Management Intern (Current Employee)

I have been working at University of Connecticut as an intern

ProsI got experience in event management and event organization.

ConsThere were no cons in working- great experience and people.

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Positive environment that allows for constant learning

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at University of Connecticut full-time for more than 10 years

ProsSize of institution, chance to get involved on committees, working with students, working in an environment that is supportive of diversity and open minded behaviors, lots of exposure to trainings and professional development

ConsSize of institution, red tape, can be hard to be promoted or move around departments, chains of command -- similar to any large organization regardless of the industry

Advice to Senior ManagementMake it easier to move up. There are great people in entry level positions who move on to get more experience when they could stay at UConn and contribute to the organization

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

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Treat their student/paraprofessional employees well.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at University of Connecticut as an intern for more than 3 years

ProsColleges and universities educate students and it's nice to work at an institution which also educates their students through real-world experiences. UCONN treats its student employees in most areas with intentional professional development to help them grow skills for their future careers.

ConsWorking at a medium-large institution means that not every department/office enacts the university mission and values as well as the others. At any institution, make sure that the people there care about their employees as much as the University at-large.

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

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