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University of Connecticut Reviews

Updated Jul 29, 2014
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4.0 140 reviews

79% Approve of the CEO

University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst

Susan Herbst

(47 ratings)

86% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    UConn is a good average place

    Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsThe organizational structure is fairly decentralized and is trying to figure out how to optimize its operations and reduce duplication. This is allowing for much changes in employees roles. It is a good time to leverage the change to get the kind of job that you might enjoy the most. The work weeks are 35 hours for most so the jobs tend to emphasize home life.

    ConsThe atmosphere tends to allow for mediocrity to prosper. So it is not hard to become disillusioned and unmotivated at times. Most areas are extremely lean and do not have enough people to even get the basics done well. It can also be motivating to have so much work piled up on you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNotice how your people want to help to add more value and allow them to grow by letting them apply what they recommend.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Call Center Lead at HuskyTech

    Call Center Lead (Former Employee) Storrs, CT

    ProsWorked at HuskyTech - wonderful people, good training, learned ALOT

    Conscan be hard to manage with schools - expected to work minimum 3 shifts a week, usually 5-6.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) Storrs, CT

    ProsLocation is nice and quiet, if that is what you are looking for. Not much distractions so you can focus on what you are doind

    ConsSummer pays are extremely low. It doesnot even pay the rent. Either increase it or let students do some vacation

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent place to work

    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) Storrs, CT

    ProsSupportive and friendly faculty, several social events throughout the year, One of the top research institutions in the north-east to further advance your career

    ConsThere are not many downsides to this university. The only problem is that you are so far away from the nearest social environment. It takes a thirty minute drive to get anywhere interesting

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Great workplace!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prospeople at UConn are amazing

    Consrecent change in health insurance plan

     

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIt's hard to identify any general pros because the work environment is largely based on the department an individual works in.

    ConsIt's hard to identify any general cons because the work environment is largely based on the department an individual works in.

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    Good University for a degree, but horrible with benefits for students.

    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) Storrs, CT

    ProsCan negotiate pay over the summer and breaks if your advisor has research going on. Campus is small enough to walk around on foot.

    ConsStudents have no voice. Fees continue to go up and pay stays the same. The university looks to charge students in any way possible.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to listen to the students.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall, UConn is a good university.

    Graduate Assistant (Current Employee) Storrs, CT

    ProsNice people, nice swimming pool, nice ice cream...

    ConsStorrs is a little bit boring...

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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    Overall, UConn was a good experience.

    Manager (Former Employee) Storrs, CT

    ProsI worked in Club Sports, and overall, it's a good department. There is little supervision, so you need to be able to work independently.

    ConsThe only downside to working there was the low pay. Other than that, the job was as described.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    My experience at the University of Connecticut was noteworthy and enjoyable.

    Intramurals Referee (Former Employee) Storrs, CT

    ProsThe staff in the Department of Recreation is always a pleasure to work with. The work environment constantly maintains a positive and growing attitude, which shows in all its employees.

    ConsSometimes the shifts at the Department of Recreation can last into the wee hours of the night. While this can be avoided, there is general sentiment among management that all employees should take these later shifts.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing! You are helping to mold young adults in a positive way.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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