University of Kentucky Reviews

Updated April 21, 2015
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  1. Great expericence as a graduate research assistant in the University of Kentucky

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Lexington, KY
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Lexington, KY

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

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

    Pros

    Most people are very friendly. Lexington is a mid-size college town. Lots of young people. Life is pretty convenient if you have a car. Good work-life balance. Living expense is relatively cheap compared with east and west coasts. The weather is usually nice, and has clear four seasons. Close to great smoky mountains and mammoth cave.

    Cons

    Do not have too many R&D job opportunities in Kentucky. Sometime can feel boring since there are not too many entertainment in town besides cinemas, bars or restaurants.

  2. Very laid back atmosphere

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Lexington, KY
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Lexington, KY

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

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

    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 Management

    Higher stipend pay would be nice!

  3. research assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I have been working at University of Kentucky part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    relaxing environment, culture, go big blue

    Cons

    benefits, not any more, not much cons

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    Good Company

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

    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.

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Kentucky full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Be consistent.

  7. 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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

  8. I expected more

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Kentucky

    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.

  9. Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at University of Kentucky

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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

  10. Beware of the byzantine nature of a large University

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Transportation Investigator in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Senior Transportation Investigator in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I have been working at University of Kentucky full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Resources available. There are opportunities for conducting meaningful research

    Cons

    Navigating the career ladder through HR eyes. Siloes

  11. University of Kentucky

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Kentucky

    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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