University of Kentucky
3.7 of 5 146 reviews
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University of Kentucky Reviews

Updated Jul 6, 2014
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3.7 146 reviews

                             

72% Approve of the CEO

University of Kentucky President Dr. Eli Capilouto

Dr. Eli Capilouto

(36 ratings)

83% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "I had a great supervisor (VP) who promotes a good work-life balance"
    in 9 reviews
  • "The main draw is the great benefits"
    in 10 reviews
Cons:
  • "low pay if you are simply "staff'"
    in 6 reviews
  • "No raises for faculty and staff for the last two years, heading for three years now"
    in 3 reviews
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    Great for college students

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI had the best manager ever! Hours were flexible

    ConsThe pay is low but that's what you get as a college student.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Horrible college

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosdon't do it worse time of my life

    Conseverything is horrible it never gets better

    Advice to Senior Managementnever ever go there to this college or work there

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

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsI had a great boss

    Consnot a team oriented environment

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    Fellowship (Current Employee)
    Lexington-Fayette, KY

    ProsPays alright, work life balance

    ConsIt varies dependent on advisor, not much career development.

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    Its a good experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIts a nice job for when you are a student, the workplace is right where you study and go to classes.

    ConsThere isnt really any cons that i can think of. everyone is nice. its a pretty good jb for a student.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good employer with a positive culture.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood work life balance, lots of learning opportunities.

    ConsModerate to lower level of pay.

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

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    Comfortable

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsVery flexible, great benefits. Pay is pretty good, depending on your department.

    ConsStudents are terrible. Upper management has superiority complex.

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

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    Great Benefits

    Patient Services Coordinator (Current Employee)
    Lexington-Fayette, KY

    ProsThe main draw is the great benefits. Salary is good. Benefits are great, especially 403b matching, etc.

    ConsManagement at the department level. I can only speak for my experience but my manager was the worst I've ever had and it is not even close. She constantly spoke out of both sides of her mouth and definitely played favorites. There was always drama in the office and there was always dissatisfaction and most of that tied directly to the mgr.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire someone who is good at managing and dealing with people. Don't limit managerial hires to clinical talent. Just because someone was a good RN does NOT mean they are management material.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Employment is not secure

    Research Coordinator (Former Employee)
    Lexington, KY

    ProsBenefits were excellent
    Coworkers were great!
    Helping patients
    Excellent work-life balance.

    ConsConstant business reorganization
    Too much soft money, no job security
    Terrible business model
    Displaced employees get no help
    You have to pay to park on campus!

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop rushing to play with the current hot trend in business, and take care of your employees. You don't pay enough to keep good employees/medical professionals with the state of instability in your business model.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee)
    Lexington-Fayette, KY

    ProsProfessors are nice, environment is friendly, schedule is flexible.

    ConsTimelines are not competitive for a day

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more career guides

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