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University of Connecticut Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
171 Reviews
3.9
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.  

    Treat the office staff well

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Connecticut part-time

    Pros

    Staff is very friendly, treat the office staff well

    Cons

    Not all the faculty speak to the staff on duty

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Newspaper

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Connecticut

    Pros

    Able to grow within the organization. Everyone knows each other and it's a tight knit community.

    Cons

    Newspapers aren't going to thrive in the future. It takes a lot of work to put together a daily newspaper.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Just okay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Connecticut

    Pros

    good facilities for research in biology

    Cons

    poor leadership and low pay

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  5.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Support in Storrs, CT
    Current Employee - IT Support in Storrs, CT

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

    Pros

    Relaxed culture, tuition waiver, nice scenery

    Cons

    far from central ct, not much room to move up, lower than industry pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Could be much better; could be much, much worse.

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

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

    Pros

    Faculty very accommodating in their support of personal growth in research skills. High-quality research exceptional for state institutions. Ample facilities for nearly any instrumentation or fabrication needs.

    Cons

    Compensation barely clears the high cost of living of Connecticut. Storrs is a unique community, and the lifestyle is best suited to those who enjoy neither urban nor rural living. Bureaucratic lunacy rationalizes employees subsidizing the university deficit whenever possible. Also, Susan Herbst.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay us on time. Stop trying to make budget cuts at the expense of 3,000 broke grad students.

  7.  

    Great place end, poor place to start

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Most jobs are union so there is great job security. However bc most jobs are union it's next to impossible to get rid of bad employees or advance in any meaningful way. Beautiful campus, easy commute, cheap parking, good benefits and pretty relaxed summers if you are in a student facing role.

    Cons

    No room for advancement in union positions, even in academic advising or student affairs roles. No merit pay, multi layered bureaucracy (typical college campus), outdated technology, still heavily paper based processes. University does next to no snow cleanup so walking conditions are dangerous post storm. Terrible excuse for a student/staff gym/workout facility compared to other large public universities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Graduate Assistant

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Storrs, CT
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Storrs, CT

    I worked at University of Connecticut full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good research environment, great professors

    Cons

    tuition and fees are costly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Student Activities Office

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer/Illustrator III in Storrs, CT
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer/Illustrator III in Storrs, CT

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

    Pros

    Family-like atmosphere, everyone is very close and friendly. I worked as much as I could while I was a student and they were very flexible with my schedule, including letting me work over summers.

    Cons

    Lots of hoops to jump through because it is union and education based.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    "Rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in West Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in West Hartford, CT

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

    Pros

    flexibility in scheduling, learn about the department's culture and really get to know office staff and professors

    Cons

    work is not always applicable to your skills

    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    research assistant

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

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

    Pros

    nice college, the compensation depends on your boss, some are mean, good location in the wood great place to do some real research

    Cons

    some distractions from basketball, spring break is crazy, not very convenient, far from the big city, but quite and no traffic problems

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    less parking fee

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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