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University of Louisville Reviews in Kentucky

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
109 Reviews
3.6
109 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They are a very diverse company and have great benefits (in 9 reviews)

  • If you want a career in Higher Education, then UofL is a great place to work (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Wasn't really sure how to approach anyone about staying with the university after I graduated and finding a full time job (in 3 reviews)

  • Workload variations in departments makes it hard to choke down when you look at salaries and workload (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Flexible hours for students

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Louisville, KY

    I worked at University of Louisville part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very flexible working with my schedule, great atmosphere, experience working in an office

    Cons

    The pay was really bad

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Graduate assistantship was okay

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

    I worked at University of Louisville part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Varied work, could stick with people you like, could work with interesting departments or programs. I was able to work with my strengths and do work that I'm proud to have on my resume. There's formal training for teaching assistants, a very good program, though you might already be teaching once you're able to do it, which is difficult.

    Cons

    Could get stuck in a terrible spot, assignments could be too political and not very helpful to the grad. You need to be savvy and ask around about different opportunities, even outside of your department. I had good jobs but saw a few others run like somebody's personal assistant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure work is meaningful even if it doesn't directly benefit the grad

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A great place to work with growth potential

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Support in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Support in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at University of Louisville part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Interesting career with growth potential and reasonable benefits. The stable environment and standard work hours allow a great work-balance.

    Cons

    The salary provided is slightly less than offered in the private sector and parking can be an issue during busy hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Research Associate

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at University of Louisville full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cost of living is relative low

    Cons

    Low research activity and lack of network opportunity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    A great place to work, especially for those who have a strong passion for the school and its success.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at University of Louisville full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong athletic programs, great benefits, and wonderful like-minded colleagues with a heart for the community, its students, and tradition.

    Cons

    Not much room for professional growth, and little consideration for work/life balance. Creative opportunities within specific roles are sometimes limited due to budgetary concerns.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    UofL

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY

    I worked at University of Louisville full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They are flexible and understanding of schedule conflicts - particular with employees who have children. The work-life balance is great. The people in my office are great to work with, very personable, and they make work fun. The University is a huge part of the community, and are making efforts to expand interactions with outside companies.

    Cons

    There is definite distinction between different departments, many of which have morale issues. There is also a lack of communication from the top down, so restructuring becomes stressful for all employees because they don't know what to expect.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    This is an amazing school

    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at University of Louisville full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Professors are willing to be flexible and work with you. They will try everything to help student employees.

    Cons

    The university is taking steps towards trying to be a better research institution. However, the infrastructure for research is only in certain areas of the campus. The older buildings are not fully equipped, even with basic elements such as gas or compressed air lines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve research infrastructure

    Recommends
  9.  

    Great atmosphere with many opportunities to branch out.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant and PhD Candidate in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Research Assistant and PhD Candidate in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at University of Louisville full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    State of the art clean room, attentive advisers, knowledgeable staff. The ME department even has a HOSS CNC machine and 3D printer now. UofLs rocket team is top notch too.

    Cons

    The mechanical department is just now starting to poor more money into the facilities (2014) which is nice. Just wish they would have done it when I was an undergrad.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    It's alright!

    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at University of Louisville full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's easy! the people here are very nice and they try to help in any way possible.

    Cons

    They are losing many of their good faculties, due to retirement or accepting administrative positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Despite its importance, money or scholarship is not the only reason students choose an institute for their higher education. The faculties, the environment, and the future opportunities are all important as well, if not more. By losing the educational equipments in the departments (like computer labs) or experienced faculties, the university will be degraded in the university ranking system. If the institutes are not high in ranking, the students (current or future) will lose interest in applying or continuing their studies in that university. Because, securing a (better) job is the reason people continue their education and if they see their future is at risk, they might ignore considering that place.

  11.  

    It is a good college. Administration could be made a lot better

    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at University of Louisville full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Salary, Benefits and freedom of research

    Cons

    Support employees could be trained a lot better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please train your support employees to be more efficient.

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