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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.  

    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

  2.  

    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

  3.  

    Nice and isolated university with low income but good medical coverage for employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Storrs, CT
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Storrs, CT

    I worked at University of Connecticut full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A college town and weather is nice in (Short) spring, hot and humid in the summer, nice again in (Short) fall. winter is so BRUTAL!
    Friendly staff on campus. The ideal place just to study and and get your PhD because pretty much nothing is happening in that area.

    Cons

    In the middle of nowhere, so quiet town and mostly state park Forrest state. If you get bored you can just study or drive to NYC or Boston.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are actually doing it but i think they need to attract more and more businesses and more residences to work and live there in Mansfield / Storrs area.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Storrs, CT
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Storrs, CT

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

    Pros

    Great research environment. Beautiful campus.

    Cons

    Location may be not that great. But a new town center is being built.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very nice work culture, town, people and ambience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Storrs, CT
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Storrs, CT

    I have been working at University of Connecticut as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Reputed university, nice campus, new downtown, close to major cities

    Cons

    less parking space, no good resturants

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    The administration does not value graduate students but a nice place to work if you have a good department

    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

    There are modern buildings with the top departments having great work spaces. The campus itself is beautiful. There is a new Storrs city center that was build right off campus. This increased the number of restaurants and services. It is easy to commute (mostly traffic free and through beautiful woods) from the Hartford area if you have a car.

    Cons

    There are extremely high student fees taken out of graduate paychecks even when tuition is waved. The health insurance coverage for graduate students is poor. For many places it is cheaper to tell the healthcare provider that you do not have insurance. A graduate student union was just formed though it seems the administration plans on continuing to take advantage of graduate students anyway.

  8.  

    I like UConn

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor, Residence in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor, Residence in Hartford, CT

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Most people are friendly and professional about their jobs.

    Cons

    relatively low payment, the starting salary is the same with the starting salary 10 years ago

  9.  

    Really depends on where you work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Dining Services in Storrs, CT
    Former Employee - Dining Services in Storrs, CT

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

    Pros

    Lots of different options of on-campus jobs for students. It's easy to get a job in a dining hall if you don't need a ton of income, just some spending money.

    Cons

    Can be bureacratic. Most people stay away from one of the area managers. You can leave work feeling absolutely exhausted without feeling appreciated by upper management (really depends on who is managing on that particular day). You definitely can't use a lot of these jobs to pay for college without severely compromising your study time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Work work work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Connecticut

    Pros

    It was a good initial position.

    Cons

    It was not great for growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Administrative Assistant - Great

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Administrative Assistant in Storrs, CT
    Former Employee - Student Administrative Assistant in Storrs, CT

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

    Pros

    Gained a lot of experience.
    Flexible hours.
    Campus is lovely.
    Understanding of class schedules.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up.
    Pay slightly low depending on work done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more opportunities for internal movement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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