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University of Connecticut Reviews

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
153 Reviews
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153 Reviews
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Summer maintenance was so easy

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Specialist  in  Storrs, CT
    Former Employee - Maintenance Specialist in Storrs, CT

    I worked at University of Connecticut full-time for less than a 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
  2.  

    nice place to work in

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    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

  3.  

    Working for ResLife

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Connecticut for more than a 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
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  5.  

    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

  6.  

    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 for 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
  7.  

    Satisfactory

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    Current Employee - Research/Teaching Assistant  in  Storrs, CT
    Current Employee - Research/Teaching Assistant in Storrs, CT

    I have been working at University of Connecticut full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Campus
    Work Atmosphere
    Promotions
    Nice Professors
    Summer Support for students

    Cons

    Parking
    High fees
    Work Pressure
    Type of Exams
    Classes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No suggestions as of now

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Regional Campuses Are Neglected

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - UCPEA  in  Storrs, CT
    Current Employee - UCPEA in Storrs, CT

    I have been working at University of Connecticut full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    You feel as if you are helping society and this makes up for the so, so salary. Good benefits. Not too much of a Big Brother atmosphere.

    Cons

    Faculty and staff at the regional campus feel that though thier voices are heard, they aren't valued if they don't help Storrs. We are basically told what to do from Storrs and don't have much control.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You will get a better idea of what's really going on if you talk to the rank and file faculty and staff without the directors present.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    UConn Residential Life

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    Current Employee - Resident Assistant  in  Storrs, CT
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Storrs, CT

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

    Pros

    Best job on campus there is.

    Cons

    none that would apply to this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    time management is a key.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    great school. and I am proud to be one of the huskies

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

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

    Pros

    quite, nice whether overall, good school

    Cons

    parking is little expensive and the increasing fees,

  11.  

    Office assistant

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    Current Employee - Office Assistant  in  Storrs, CT
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Storrs, CT

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

    Pros

    Excellent work schedule. Very good compensation. They do really care about their employees. Excellent work atmosphere with opportunities for further career development.

    Cons

    No cons. It's an office position. So fit accordingly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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