University of Connecticut Reviews

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University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst
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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
  • The health insurance coverage for graduate students is poor (in 5 reviews)

  • Health insurance benefits have been drastically cut (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Business Development

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Andover, CT
    Current Employee - Director in Andover, CT

    I have been working at University of Connecticut (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of flexibility for your creative ideas

    Cons

    No salary structure based on results.

    Advice to Management

    Reward employees that achieve results.


  2. My thoughts

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellow in Farmington, CT
    Current Employee - Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellow in Farmington, CT

    I have been working at University of Connecticut full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Diversity, environment, along with co-workers

    Cons

    The Location is not ideal for me

    Advice to Management

    -


  3. Work Study

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Connecticut part-time

    Pros

    The work study jobs are typically easygoing and they are very understanding of the responsibilities that you have as a student.

    Cons

    The pay is not competitive but you essentially earn what you deserve to. Student jobs are typically just busy work.

    Advice to Management

    Create more jobs on campus for students paying their way through college, and don't cut student jobs as a way to lower costs.


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  5. Top 20 Nation University

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Connecticut full-time

    Pros

    UConn is an active scientific environment with a beautiful campus. It is very strong in some areas such as business, bio-medical, computer science and environmental engineering. It has good facilities and infrastructures. Lovely place!

    Cons

    Graduate assistants contract is not fair. Provided insurance is poor and barely covers the medical expenses. Hopefully it is going to get better by efforts of Grad Union.

    Advice to Management

    UConn highly emphasizes on research mostly because of funding sources. This has led to low teaching quality. Professors barely have time to take care of classes.


  6. fine place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Research Specialist in Storrs, CT
    Former Employee - Student Research Specialist in Storrs, CT

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I was a student machinist. It was a great place to work. They worked around my college schedule.

    Cons

    Like any big institution, the pay was poor and it was very unusual to be able to get a raise

    Advice to Management

    More money for the engineering department machine shop. It was underfunded when I worked there in the late 90's


  7. Professor

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professor in Storrs, CT
    Current Employee - Professor in Storrs, CT

    I have been working at University of Connecticut full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The quality of students is high. Faculty members are highly accomplished. The campus is beautiful with a lost of commitment from the State of Connecticut.

    Cons

    I cannot think of much. Perhaps the University is known to the public only as a great basketball school. The University must make an effort to publicize the research conducted.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps the University is known to the public only as a great basketball school. The University must make an effort to publicize the research conducted.


  8. Teaching Assistant

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant

    I have been working at University of Connecticut

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good support and benefits. Allows me to pursue my degree and live pretty comfortably compared to accruing debt. Provides templates for all handouts and materials.

    Cons

    Not a lot of guidance or training. Was pretty much thrown into teaching. Interferes with my research.

    Advice to Management

    Consider better training for teaching assistants so everyone has a better experience.


  9. graduate program

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at University of Connecticut

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    pretty good studying environment, it is getting better

    Cons

    poor career services, just classes


  10. Rewarding but Bureaucratic

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Help Desk Technician
    Current Employee - IT Help Desk Technician

    I have been working at University of Connecticut full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lot's of other like-minded people
    Fun to work in a higher education setting with a lot of smart people around.
    Gorgeous campus with lots to do.

    Cons

    Too big to really feel like you make a difference
    There are so many departments, each covered by different IT, that you get bogged down in policies and trying to figure out the best place to send a client can be tedious.

    Advice to Management

    Stop growing and focus on organization and improve what you already have.


  11. Student job

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Storrs, CT
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Storrs, CT

    I worked at University of Connecticut (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Graded homework and quiz. Asking question about course work. Flexible work time.

    Cons

    Some time over work in one week.



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