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University of Kentucky Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2014
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3.7 150 reviews

73% Approve of the CEO

University of Kentucky President Dr. Eli Capilouto

Dr. Eli Capilouto

(37 ratings)

83% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Good employer with a positive culture.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood work life balance, lots of learning opportunities.

    ConsModerate to lower level of pay.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Comfortable

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsVery flexible, great benefits. Pay is pretty good, depending on your department.

    ConsStudents are terrible. Upper management has superiority complex.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Employment is not secure

    Research Coordinator (Former Employee) Lexington, KY

    ProsBenefits were excellent
    Coworkers were great!
    Helping patients
    Excellent work-life balance.

    ConsConstant business reorganization
    Too much soft money, no job security
    Terrible business model
    Displaced employees get no help
    You have to pay to park on campus!

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop rushing to play with the current hot trend in business, and take care of your employees. You don't pay enough to keep good employees/medical professionals with the state of instability in your business model.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Housing

    Housing (Former Employee) Lexington-Fayette, KY

    ProsYou will receive a free room (dorm or Greg Page apartment). Though maybe this has changed since I was working for the University of Kentucky.

    ConsYou will not be paid for every hour you work, but this is why you receive free housing. You also cannot work 10 or more hours outside of Housing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWe are college students, pay us for the hours we work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    abrere

    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) Lexington-Fayette, KY

    ProsProfessors are nice, environment is friendly, schedule is flexible.

    ConsTimelines are not competitive for a day

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more career guides

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    Being a scientist for couple years

    Scientist II (Former Employee) Lexington-Fayette, KY

    Prosquiet location to do science research, less cost for living, and natural scenes in spring and fall. Grocery stores and malls are close to where people live.

    ConsSometimes people feel the life is boring there. The nearest big city is one and half hour driving away from. The big cons: job and funding opportunities here are highly limited.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    uK is great for the PhDs

    Office Manager (Former Employee) Lexington-Fayette, KY

    ProsEducational environment, professional, you get to help students

    Conslow pay if you are simply "staff'

    Advice to Senior ManagementCare more for the backbone of your organization, the staff

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Personal Growth

    Associate Professor (Current Employee) Lexington-Fayette, KY

    ProsI matured and grew personally and professionally

    ConsOnce an outsider you'll always be an outsider when living in Kentucky

    Advice to Senior ManagementAdopt policies that will return employees who are not from the Kentucky area

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Big Business

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Lexington-Fayette, KY

    ProsGreat Benefits, Great upper management, Great training

    ConsPeople often get moved instead of getting fired, very unhealthy for the company overall

    Advice to Senior ManagementMan up and fire people that screw up.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    10 years of loyalty

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe people that you work for are great!

    ConsManagement is horrible, state hospital ran like a private company.

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