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University of Kentucky Reviews

Updated August 10, 2014
Updated August 10, 2014
155 Reviews

3.7
155 Reviews
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University of Kentucky President Dr. Eli Capilouto
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I had a great supervisor (VP) who promotes a good work-life balance (in 10 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Very laid back atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant  in  Lexington, KY
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Lexington, KY

    Pros

    Supervisors were helpful while giving you freedom to develop your own courses. No micromanaging!

    Cons

    There were not many connections made outside of Kentucky, or really even Lexington.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher stipend pay would be nice!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    research assistant

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

    Pros

    relaxing environment, culture, go big blue

    Cons

    benefits, not any more, not much cons

  3.  

    Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    Pros

    Co workers here offer the best in team atmosphere. No one here works alone or struggles to keep their head above water. Someone is always available to help

    Cons

    The challanges of working here include a manager that manages on the tattle tale principal. It often creates a working environment that is uncomfortable and has resulted in a mass exodus of staff in recent weeks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    I expected more

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great 2x IRA match! Smart and engaging colleagues and some schedule flexibility.

    Cons

    Passive aggressive bosses. Also the "good ole boy" network seems to be alive and well here and there is limited academic freedom.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company

    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator  in  Lexington, KY
    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Lexington, KY

    Pros

    Job Security - As long as you do your work.
    One of the better retirement in Lexington.
    Now family members are able to take advantage of the educational benefits that previously were only for employees use.

    Cons

    Upper Administration is very heavy. If more time and money was spent on the education of the students and support staff, it would be a much better place to work.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    If you're willing to learn and have a positive attitude then you'll grow.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    If you seek growth throughout the University then you will find your opportunity.

    Cons

    Many lifetime workers have negative attitudes and are upset that new employees get paid more but it's because the older employees don't see to grow to other positions so their salary stays the same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be consistent.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    The University of Kentucky Department of Otolaryngology is a great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Support Associate II  in  Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Staff Support Associate II in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    Pros

    Working with the Department of Otolaryngology was the best job I have ever had. Great staff, excellent physicians, overall an outstanding workplace. Everyone in the department went above and beyond the call of duty to help the department excel.

    The university has a very good benefits package.The two times employee 403K deposit match is particularly generous.

    Cons

    UK is a large organization and the bureaucracy is often cumbersome.

    State budget cuts often prevent employee raises.It is not unusual to go two or more years without a raise.

    Campus parking is a nightmare, particularly during football season when stadium lots are unavailable.

    University management doesn't pay attention to feedback from staff. Many surveys are taken, few changes ever happen.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Beware of the byzantine nature of a large University

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    Current Employee - Senior Transportation Investigator  in  Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Senior Transportation Investigator in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    Pros

    Resources available. There are opportunities for conducting meaningful research

    Cons

    Navigating the career ladder through HR eyes. Siloes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Research Assistant

    Pros

    Management was very easy to get along with. position had good benefits and the work was enjoyable.

    Cons

    Pay was low and the raises were not very good.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    University of Kentucky

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Not a bad place to work. Benifits are great.

    Cons

    Hard to get rid of trouble employees. HR has it's hands in everything.

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