University of Kentucky Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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University of Kentucky President Dr. Eli Capilouto
Dr. Eli Capilouto
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Pros
  • I had a great supervisor (VP) who promotes a good work-life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Great benefits, company values, can not say enough good about them (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • low pay if you are simply "staff' (in 6 reviews)

  • There are so many employees with the medical center and faculty and staff, as well as students, parking can be a nightmare during the day (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Great Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Kentucky part-time

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and opportunity for advancement. Friendly administration and support staff. The hiring process was very efficient. Scheduling is flexible.

    Cons

    The pay is not excellent but is compensated with great benefits. The university is experiencing a new wave expansion which provides many challenges to office space.


  2. Great University!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I worked at University of Kentucky (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to learn and grow! Many opportunities to collaborate and research is cutting-edge!

    Cons

    No significant downsides other than it is a big university..


  3. Computer Lab Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Computer Lab Consultant in Monroe Township, NJ
    Former Employee - Computer Lab Consultant in Monroe Township, NJ

    I worked at University of Kentucky (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very co-operative and understanding staff to work with.

    Cons

    I can't think of any


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  5. Working at UK

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Analyst
    Former Employee - Research Analyst

    I worked at University of Kentucky

    Pros

    Great benefits, good HR dept in place

    Cons

    Pay a little lower than expected

    Advice to Management

    More support for staff is necessary.


  6. Student Assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Library Assistant in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Library Assistant in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I worked at University of Kentucky part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Pay for doing almost nothing. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    The University cares for no one but their shareholders.

    Advice to Management

    Parking for Student Assistants, especially at libraries would be appreciated.


  7. Good place to get started

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Kentucky full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are really good, including free classes, excellent health care and wellness facility. Good work/life balance and flexible hours.

    Cons

    There is a lot of new construction, but a lot of buildings have been neglected for many years, particularly within the smaller colleges. Some colleges are under better leadership than others and it may be a challenge to get access to the resources to perform your job duties to your satisfaction. Expect low pay.

    Advice to Management

    Provide clear expectations and better oversight of the most senior management.


  8. Great University, terrible administration.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Research Assistant

    I have been working at University of Kentucky full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    All the benefits of working at a university. Laid back atmosphere, great town, genuinely a nice place to be.
    The opportunity to do cutting edge research.
    Strong funding for come programs (e.g. Center for Advanced Materials)

    Cons

    Several issues communicating requirements (paperwork, deadlines, etc.) which leads to issues continuing payment and appointments for students who rely on such things.


  9. Good University

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Kentucky part-time

    Pros

    As a university, UK provides peaceful environment to research and work in.

    Cons

    Not yet discover any cons because I am only part time.


  10. Network Support

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Computer and Network Services in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Computer and Network Services in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I worked at University of Kentucky (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    the university has Good benefits

    Cons

    the university is Highly political


  11. Great

    Current Employee - Nurse
    Current Employee - Nurse

    I have been working at University of Kentucky full-time

    Pros

    Amazing atmosphere. Dream job. Learning atmosphere.

    Cons

    Gossip amongst other nurses.

    Advice to Management

    Handle the gossip. We are no longer in high school. We are college graduates.



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