University of Kentucky Reviews

Updated April 21, 2015
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Pros
  • There is a lot of options to improve your development and 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)

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

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  1. PR & Communications Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Kentucky

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

    Pros

    An amazing atmosphere, great people, and a solid foundation of tradition is what provides the University with such success. Having the opportunity to work alongside some of the most accomplished, not to mention down to Earth, people was an experience that I will certainly not forget.

    Cons

    Not for you if you prefer a fast paced atmosphere. Education seems to run a little slower on a day to day basis.

  2. Great place to work, in spite of the red tape.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Kentucky full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    There are a great deal of skilled people to work with. It is a very stable work environment. The benefits are better than anywhere else I have worked.

    Cons

    There is a ton of red tape to deal with. The processes to do most things are slow and outdated. Each area seems to have different policies, even though there is a university wide policy. Healthcare is even different from the campus side.

  3. Intern

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at University of Kentucky as an intern

    Pros

    friendly staff, industry info,

    Cons

    work hours, long weekends overtime

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  5. UK is a pretty decent place to work, but it depends mostly on who you know vs what you know. No raises for many years.

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    Former Employee - Staff Support Associate II in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Staff Support Associate II in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I worked at University of Kentucky full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, some good people. The retirement plan is awesome, health insurance is ok. I had HMO and did not have any real complaints.

    Cons

    Some of the higher paid doctors and most faculty can be insufferable. There is certainly a bit of snobbery on campus. Did not get many raises, since there was a freeze while I was there.

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the micro-managing. There needs to be better communication between levels and departments. Give incentives for retention.

  6. difficult place to work, unqualified supervisors hire their friends

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I have been working at University of Kentucky

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

    Pros

    good retirement plan, decent benefits

    Cons

    need to find ways to cope with many injustices

    Advice to Management

    they don't even care to know or improve

  7. recent PhD graduate

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Lexington, KY
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Lexington, KY

    I have been working at University of Kentucky

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

    Pros

    rotation opportunities. broad course work choices and reasonable requirements.

    Cons

    how your life is gonna be is determined by the mentor you choose. So choose wisely.

  8. Great community and opportunities.

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    Former Employee - Resident Advisor in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Resident Advisor in Lexington-Fayette, KY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    met amazing people and learned valuable life lessons

    Cons

    small pay, life consuming/long days occasionally

  9. A wonderful, teaching-heavy graduate degree in philosophy

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Lexington-Fayette, KY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good professors, a welcoming community, 2 courses per semester, and $15,000 a year (as of 2015) graduate stipend.

    Cons

    Weak in analytic philosophy (though getting better) and medieval philosophy. So-so in ethics but strong in continental, Kant, Marx, and Hegel.

    Advice to Management

    Keep course loads back to 2/1 with an option to be a grader each year.

  10. Student worker position in a college - pretty good place to work.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Kentucky

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Able to work on school work when slow.

    Cons

    Lose position as soon as graduate.

  11. good place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Kentucky

    Pros

    good health benefits and facilities

    Cons

    boring city, lot depends on supervisor

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