University of Kentucky Reviews

Updated March 19, 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. 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

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 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)

    Pros

    met amazing people and learned valuable life lessons

    Cons

    small pay, life consuming/long days occasionally

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 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

  6. It's an unhealthy working environment, with high-pressure to produce and low to no benefits monetarily.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    lots of training experience, some faculty are supportive

    Cons

    many faculty members will pressure you to work constantly, no work-life balance encouraged

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fund programs appropriately so that departments don't become in over their head

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  7. Researcher

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    Former Employee - Researcher
    Former Employee - Researcher

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

    Pros

    I liked the people I worked with and the work atmosphere. Management was good too.

    Cons

    I ended up doing a lot more work than I was originally told I would be doing. I don't think my compensation was enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase entry level salaries.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. small town nurse just a little fish in big city hospital

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Kentucky

    Pros

    great shift diff, good insurance, holiday pay

    Cons

    parking sucks, traffic awful, lots of weekends

  9. Great experience working for a growing university.

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    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
  10. 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

  11. 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.

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