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University of Kentucky Reviews

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
158 Reviews
3.7
158 Reviews
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University of Kentucky President Dr. Eli Capilouto
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I had a great supervisor (VP) who promotes a good work-life balance (in 10 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)

  • No raises for faculty and staff for the last two years, heading for three years now (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great experience as a research assistant.Good mentors and professors. Wish the pay could have been increased

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    Former Employee - Graduate Student Research Assistant  in  Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Graduate Student Research Assistant in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I worked at University of Kentucky full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great health insurance package, professional colleagues, constant development/projects going on around campus. Lot's of service opportunities available around town. Town is not too big or too busy, horse racing and college basketball are big deals.

    Cons

    City gets crazy with students and town folks rampaging especially after the men's basketball games (win or lose :) ) during the NCAAB tournament. Steer clear of State Street and South Limestone on game nights.
    Overall good place.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Teaching Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Kentucky part-time

    Pros

    Tuition covered, small stipend that pays the bills

    Cons

    paid for 10hrs work, expectations of full time work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    a ta position, so you shouldn't expect much

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Student and Employee

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    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician  in  Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I worked at University of Kentucky full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Benefits are pretty good. Retirement benefits are especially generous. They have a flex spending account, as well as decent co-pays for office visits.

    Cons

    It's all about appearances. They like big posters with achievements on them, but the actual behind the scenes action involves 50% lazy employees who know how to game the system and 50% employees who make up for the other group...until they get tired of working for peanuts while someone else doesn't have to work to get paid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider listening to your employees. Pay them a decent wage instead of spending money on commercials and pretty posters.

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

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Kentucky

    Pros

    great place to live and work

    Cons

    it's a little bit boring town.

  6.  

    Overall good experience and good people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Kentucky full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, very nice people

    Cons

    Multiple bosses, large workload, often last minute projects. Multiple bosses lead to confusion of work priorities and may make employee seem incompetent.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Pretty good

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    Current Employee - Scientist I  in  Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Scientist I in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I have been working at University of Kentucky full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The university is a nice place for students to develop a career. In general, the faculty members were quite helpful.

    Cons

    The city is isolated from other places. Do not have lots of thing going on in the city, especially during the winter time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fairly good overall experience

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    Current Employee - Developer  in  Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Developer in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I have been working at University of Kentucky full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    My pay was ok, benefits were good, and there was little stress in the office space. Have worked in worse places.

    Cons

    Office politics were pretty big there, affected a lot of projects. You have to deal with legacy code constantly, so if you enjoy that, more power to you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the culture of your offices. Do something fun every once in a while. It would help with morale.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to fulfill your professional dreams.

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I worked at University of Kentucky full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Supportive scientific community is essential for any scientist success and this place provides exactly that. Additionally, plenty of resources are available in your pursuit to finding answers to the scientific questions. If the you can't find what you need on campus, friendly staff is always there to help find it off campus.

    Cons

    Graduate student housing should have more apartments available, especially for international graduate students, postdocs and scholars. Also, those apartments should be new or renovated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Recreational Facilities Manager

    Former Employee - Facility Manager  in  Lexington, KY
    Former Employee - Facility Manager in Lexington, KY

    I worked at University of Kentucky part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great environment and people to work with while a student at UK.

    Cons

    Limited potential to move up the chain, as a student.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Worker incentives would be nice for employee retention.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Customer Access Asscoiate

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    Current Employee - Customer Access Associate  in  Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Customer Access Associate in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I have been working at University of Kentucky full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company was a great company to work for. Benefits and salary was competitive. Large company with continuous growth.

    Cons

    Lack of flexibility and not enough communication from upper management. Not much opportunity for individual growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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