University of Kentucky Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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University of Kentucky President 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. Graduate Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Loved my advisors. You could keep your own schedule. Close nit community in the KHP department. You have unlimited access to the office supplies (if you are a teaching assistant- which i was).

    Cons

    There was a lot of mindless data research entry- almost more than they told us there would be. Facility is old. You are engaged and participate in many of the research studies with the professors and may not get listed as a co-author (even though you wrote a large portion of the manuscript). You need to take out a loan to live because the stipend will not begin to cover living expenses.

    Advice to Management

    Offer recognition for the contributions that graduate assistants put into research articles.


  2. Graduate student

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly environment to work in the chemistry department.

    Cons

    Need more funding to research smoothly.

    Advice to Management

    No Comments


  3. IT Support Tech

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Positive work environment, healthy work-life balance. Great place to start a career.

    Cons

    Lower pay than comparable positions, and limited opportunity for advancement.


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  5. Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Special Projects Coordinator in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Special Projects Coordinator in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Kentucky full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great leadership. Lots of organization growth.

    Cons

    Too much growth at once leaving many overworked.

    Advice to Management

    In order to keep up with the current influx of new work, staffing needs to be increased dramatically.


  6. Work at Kentucky

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Kentucky part-time

    Pros

    Brilliant, fascinating, some of the most amazing people you will ever meet. And there is such a wide variety, you will find a niche.

    Cons

    Some intro classes are pretty big and dull. If you're not assertive enough you may become just another number in some of those classes

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work making the office environment friendly and productive


  7. CS 115 Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

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

    I have been working at University of Kentucky part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Gain some good experience in a teaching environment. Refresh on the basics and enhance your communication ability for relaying CS concepts to the uninitiated, useful skills for the future. Rewarding watching students skills progress in part due to your tutelage.

    Cons

    Antiquated method for grading assignments, sending out feedback, and maintaining a gradebook. Because of this most of your time will be spent performing these duties, leaving less time for class preparation. The biggest problem is that you are only allotted 10 "billable" hours per week, but will consistently work more than that ( 2 hours in class, 2 hours in office hours, 1 hour weekly TA meeting, anywhere from 1-2 hours answering students emails or questions, then anywhere from 4-6 hours grading assignments, doing feedback, and updating gradebook), that's not to mention the requests to come in for "volunteer" hours to help during lecture sections or exam grading.

    Advice to Management

    Allow for TAs to bill for more than 10 hours if you expect us to work more than 10 hours.


  8. Research Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Research Coordinator in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Research Coordinator in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    worked under several PI's at the college of nursing. Overall, it was a good working experience and a great place to gain experience.

    Cons

    old infrastracture and offices for staff. Small spaces for research personel

    Advice to Management

    new office spaces


  9. UK

    Former Employee - Student Development Officer
    Former Employee - Student Development Officer

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

    Pros

    education communication networking passion excellence community

    Cons

    schedules lack of internships lack of design jobs strange shifts


  10. Resident Advisor (KTower)

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great work experience for students. have to deal with office politics quite a bit but it'll teach you alot.

    Cons

    please allow resident advisers time off on the weekend. i wanna be going out not having to patrol the dorm every other weekend


  11. Easy job, great payment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy job, working inside of building, sitting

    Cons

    The assigned work can be tedious sometimes



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