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University of Connecticut Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
159 Reviews
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159 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.  

    Exciting & Friendly Place to Work. Benefits are in Top 10%

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Custodian in Storrs, CT
    Current Employee - Custodian in Storrs, CT

    I have been working at University of Connecticut full-time (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
  2.  

    Satisfactory

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than an 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
  3.  

    Regional Campuses Are Neglected

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - UCPEA in Storrs, CT
    Current Employee - UCPEA in Storrs, CT

    I have been working at University of Connecticut full-time (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
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  5.  

    UConn Residential Life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Storrs, CT
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Storrs, CT

    I have been working at University of Connecticut part-time (more than an 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
  6.  

    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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    quite, nice whether overall, good school

    Cons

    parking is little expensive and the increasing fees,

  7.  

    Office assistant

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Storrs, CT
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Storrs, CT

    I have been working at University of Connecticut part-time (more than an 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
  8.  

    3 years of study and experience.

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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

    Kind people. Mild weather and safe campus.

    Cons

    Low salary rise, tougher living expense.

  9.  

    nice school

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Connecticut

    Pros

    a small school
    weather is very nice in spring, summer, fall
    very good basket ball teams
    friendly people in the campus
    not far away from nyc and boston.

    Cons

    a small school
    winter is long
    so so football teams
    limited parking space

  10.  

    Want to know why the State is in trouble?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Door Mat in Farmington, CT
    Current Employee - Door Mat in Farmington, CT

    I have been working at University of Connecticut part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The health insurance and generous sick time....

    Cons

    Where to start? Poor management, worse supervision, union allows incompetent people to keep their job, no team atmosphere, increasing fees to work there, short staffing to save money......

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at your supervisors! They are a problem!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Grad student

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Connecticut

    Pros

    the training is very good

    Cons

    benefits package was changed mid-way to a lower standard

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