University of Louisville
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www.louisville.edu Louisville, KY 5000+ Employees

University of Louisville Reviews in Kentucky

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.3 57 reviews

                             

81% Approve of the CEO

University of Louisville President James R. Ramsey

James R. Ramsey

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University of Louisville

Research Technician (Former Employee)
Louisville, KY

I worked at University of Louisville full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThey are a very diverse company and have great benefits. They truly understand the need to balance work and home life.

ConsWorking in research can be very slow with lots of down time. At times there was a language barrier with co-workers.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet employees more involved with different activities relating to the job. Provide more opportunities for advancement.

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

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Great people to work with

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Louisville, KY

I have been working at University of Louisville part-time for less than a year

ProsEveryone is very nice and friendly. It is a more relaxed atmosphere (I work in a smaller department) and I enjoy going into work every day.

ConsNone that I can currently think of.

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

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No promotions. Impossible to grow.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Louisville, KY

I worked at University of Louisville full-time for more than 5 years

ProsBenefits, health insurance is good. Education 6 classes per year-they are totally free.

ConsIt does not matter what education you have, it matters who do you know. In 7 years applied many times for different departments, had only one job interview, but they already have person they wanted to hire. Many directors or Unit Business Managers do not have any Degrees.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees, promote them. Send them to training. Share with your employees what is going on in your department. (polices).

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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The university has gone corporate and has abandoned its mission as an academic institution.

Professor (Current Employee)
Louisville, KY

I have been working at University of Louisville full-time for more than 10 years

ProsSalaries are good. Facilities are modern. Faculty are collegial

ConsFaculty treated as employees rather than colleagues. Money has taken precedent as the key objective over academic success. Students are viewed as vehicles for tuition revenue. I would NOT send my children here!!!

Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize that the institution is an academic environment for learning and teaching. Faculty and studients should be viewed as colleagues and partners, NOT as vehicles for generation of revenue.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Roller-coaster of emotions.

Dental Clinic Associate (Current Employee)
Louisville, KY

I have been working at University of Louisville full-time

ProsThe benefit packages are good, as long as you take advantage of them. Tuition remission is great if you want to further your education. And medical benefits are good as well.

ConsManagement is terrible. At least in my department, it's very much who you know and who you suck up to. The pay scale is terrible. Extremely low for the hourly employees. I have actually made more money working in a factory before I even decided to go to college. The only reason I am still employed at the University is so I can go back and get my Masters, and have most of my tuition payed for.

Advice to Senior ManagementLeave. Retire. It's time for them to make way for the up and comers that actually work when we are on the clock. The management around me generally walks around the building trying to find each other as if they were playing hide and seek. Then when they do find each other, they sit around for long periods of time gossiping and then they take 2 hours on lunch every day. The wrong people are in positions of power. They call the shots without even knowing what areas of the building they are responsible for.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Loved working in the athletic department

Tutor, Academic Services for Athletes (Former Employee)
Louisville, KY

I worked at University of Louisville part-time for more than 3 years

ProsMet prominent athletes, felt valued. Helped keep athletes eligible. Enjoyed the work and could work as little or as often as I wanted.

ConsNot all the athletes were easy to work with or kept appointments. Wasn't really sure how to approach anyone about staying with the university after I graduated and finding a full time job.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep in touch with former employees! Some of us miss our time at UofL!

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

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Research Assistant (Current Employee)
Louisville, KY

I have been working at University of Louisville part-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood position while pursuing the graduate studies.

ConsNot much to say for cons

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

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Worked at UofL 20+ Years - GREAT place to work

Manager (Current Employee)
Louisville, KY

I have been working at University of Louisville full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat mission
Wonderful People - Faculty, Staff and Students
Like a city in a city
Tuition remission!
Beautiful campus
Many opportunities for advancement

ConsIn some areas doesn't pay as much as private sector

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work! Continually bringing innovation and improvements !

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

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Bureaucracy and red-tape

Administrative Associate (Current Employee)
Louisville, KY

I have been working at University of Louisville full-time for more than 8 years

ProsBenefits, benefits, benefits... Tuition remission is excellent!

ConsNot the place to grow your career if you're under 30. Pay is not the best and you will wait 5+ years for a raise.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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not research oriented in engineering

Student Research Assistant (Current Employee)
Louisville, KY

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

ProsLouisville is cheap city for living

Consit is not modern city and there are not engineering base companies

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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