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University of Kentucky Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
181 Reviews
3.8
181 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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. 1 person found this helpful  

    I worked at University of Kentucky

    Pros

    Benefits with regards to retirement and employer contributions. Health insurance rates are inexpensive with great coverage.

    Cons

    Parking is terrible and costly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Deeper concern about work life balance.

  2.  

    Great experience working for a growing university.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Lexington-Fayette, KY

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to get to know faculty and staff members -- this is great for networking as they are usually very willing to help you down the road. Supervisors provide opportunities for growth and give you lots of responsibilities. Also, my supervisor was always very respectful of the fact that I was taking graduate courses full-time -- she never gave me too much work at a time and was always there to help.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work was unpredictable -- this is some to do with the nature of the environment, but was also caused by disorganization within the department.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    a great place to work

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

    I have been working at University of Kentucky

    Pros

    good work life balance site

    Cons

    parking is toooooooooooooooooooooo hard ever

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more regularization

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  5.  

    Graduate Student, Chemistry Department

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Lexington-Fayette, KY

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

    Pros

    There are some great PIs to work for, as well as the opportunity to learn many techniques on up-to-date equipment. Many fellowships available from the University.

    Cons

    The pay is low and the hours are long. The worst is during the first two years where you will be taking classes and attending to TA duties while trying to accomplish research in the lab.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the TA stipend

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Engineering

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Research Assistant

    I have been working at University of Kentucky

    Pros

    Good place to work and get your degree at. A lot of opportunity to grow as a researcher. Advisors are usually very supportive of your ideas and encourage independent thinking.

    Cons

    Work load could be attimes alot and there is not enough time to pursue your hobbies. However, if you like what you do it helps to an extent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    1 year visiting predoctoral biomedical scientist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Kentucky

    Pros

    Sanders Brown Center on Aging

    Cons

    Lexington is a small city

  8.  

    Great university and supper nice people!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant in Lexington, KY
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant in Lexington, KY

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

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, awesome hardware and software, people working at UKy are always inspiring and helpful!

    Cons

    Career fair does not attract top companies, at least in my major computer science, thus limiting the postgraduate options for the students.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Graduate Student

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Kentucky

    Pros

    Nice campus. Had sorta own office. Really friendly people

    Cons

    Lots of work. Low salary for position

  10.  

    Teaching Chinese and doing culture exchannges work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    challenging, respectable, rewarding, being able to know deeply about the culture

    Cons

    highly demanding, stressful, low salary, time-wasting,

  11.  

    great benefits, but an environment of mistrust

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    retirement
    salary
    benefits
    co-workers
    tutition reimbursement is good, children can use also

    Cons

    environment of mistrust
    poor leadership
    poor communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    talk to the front line workers before making decision about the jobs
    Favortism is used to promote, not skills and experience

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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