University of Kentucky Reviews

Updated July 25, 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. Research is dying

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Scientist II in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Research Scientist II in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I worked at University of Kentucky full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great health and retirement benefits. Great town.

    Cons

    Unless you are going into cardiovascular research, pretty much all other pre-clinical research has been dying a slow but certain death over the years. Many great workers have lost their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    To be a Top 20 research institution, you will need researchers at all levels, and in more than just cardiovascular research.


  2. Patient Services Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Patient Services Surgical Coordinator in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Patient Services Surgical Coordinator in Lexington-Fayette, KY

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

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

    Pros

    Being able to help patients, great people to work with, nice staff

    Cons

    Not enough assistance, low pay for position and work

    Advice to Management

    Research the position level before asserting a pay


  3. Awesome!

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    Current Employee - Critical Care RN
    Current Employee - Critical Care RN

    I have been working at University of Kentucky full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    They have awesome benefits! If I put in $1 to retirement, they put in 2 for a total of $3. The crew is awesome, and I love my job. I work in one of the ICUs.

    Cons

    Hiring can take a while. I put in hundreds of applications before I got an interview, but I think that's because I'm an ADN. It was definitely worth it, though.

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep applicants more in the loop. I had a very hard time getting hired, and I almost gave up.


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  5. Great company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Kentucky

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing benefits which is a great plus. Coworkers were great as well. Easy access to everything on campus, I liked how all the buildings in the medical campus were connected

    Cons

    difficult to receive raises and bonuses. Salaries were based on other in the same department and what they were getting paid based on their work experience. So even if your immediate employer wanted to pay you more, it was nearly impossible.


  6. Great Experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Kentucky part-time

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and opportunity for advancement. Friendly administration and support staff. The hiring process was very efficient. Scheduling is flexible.

    Cons

    The pay is not excellent but is compensated with great benefits. The university is experiencing a new wave expansion which provides many challenges to office space.


  7. Great University!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Lexington-Fayette, KY

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn and grow! Many opportunities to collaborate and research is cutting-edge!

    Cons

    No significant downsides other than it is a big university..


  8. Computer Lab Consultant

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    Former Employee - Computer Lab Consultant in Monroe Township, NJ
    Former Employee - Computer Lab Consultant in Monroe Township, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very co-operative and understanding staff to work with.

    Cons

    I can't think of any


  9. Working at UK

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst
    Former Employee - Research Analyst

    I worked at University of Kentucky

    Pros

    Great benefits, good HR dept in place

    Cons

    Pay a little lower than expected

    Advice to Management

    More support for staff is necessary.


  10. Student Assistant

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    Former Employee - Library Assistant in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Library Assistant in Lexington-Fayette, KY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Pay for doing almost nothing. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    The University cares for no one but their shareholders.

    Advice to Management

    Parking for Student Assistants, especially at libraries would be appreciated.


  11. Good place to get started

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Kentucky full-time

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

    Pros

    The benefits are really good, including free classes, excellent health care and wellness facility. Good work/life balance and flexible hours.

    Cons

    There is a lot of new construction, but a lot of buildings have been neglected for many years, particularly within the smaller colleges. Some colleges are under better leadership than others and it may be a challenge to get access to the resources to perform your job duties to your satisfaction. Expect low pay.

    Advice to Management

    Provide clear expectations and better oversight of the most senior management.



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