University of Louisville Reviews

Updated April 2, 2015
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  1. As a PHD here

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Funded PhD Student in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Funded PhD Student in Louisville, KY

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

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

    Pros

    university offered scholarship and other benefits, good working environment. small campus and can walk to anywhere. parking lot is enough and close.

    Cons

    main campus in downtown area, safety concerns. police offer ride anytime after school. some areas are under construction and tuitions increases

    Advice to Management

    everything is great. pay more attention and act on the crime issues near the campus. the main campus is developing to the west and south

  2. Great place to work

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible environment. There is a lot of growth happening at the University which makes for an exciting place to work.

    Cons

    As with any government agency things can be slow.

  3. Good employer but unrealistic hours

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at University of Louisville part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits like health insurance, payment of additional courses, offer seminars. Environment is generally good to work in. Very good at accommodating employees needs.

    Cons

    Unrealistic hours. Routinely worked above the paid 20 hours a week without overtime. In general, results of projects are slow at the university so progress of projects is limited.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate work load of employees to balance time and pay. Offer transition advice and necessary training to incoming employees.

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    Quite possibly the most horrible place I have ever worked.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Louisville, KY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Well it's a job that almost keeps me from starving.

    Cons

    Nepotism, cronyism. Want your kid to get an advanced professional degree? Donate a bunch of money and be a volunteer faculty member. I have worked at four other universities and have never been treated this bad anywhere. I have had a faculty member call me white trash, ask if my pubic hair was gray and asked about my sex life with my husband. I didn't bother documenting this because other staff have filed complaints about the same person and were told that they were the problem and needed to leave. Department chairs that are in charge and run to an assistant dean with every problem. Faculty not showing up on schedule and taking a day off without telling anyone. If hourly staff acted like this they'd be fired. Poverty wages and the benefits are a joke. Look elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Stop letting worthless faculty with trailing spouses hold entire schools hostage. Hire department chairs that are actually in charge and protect your hourly staff that work for a living. Maybe offer up another early retirement and clean house of these gits.

  6. Politics in the Humanities, Good People

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy in Louisville, KY

    I worked at University of Louisville

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

    Pros

    Laid back people and environment, down to earth upper management and provost
    Good, underrated city

    Cons

    Pay somewhat low for assistant professorship, temporary positions in academia can be thoroughly problematic; philosophy department completely and utterly monopolized by chair and his friends and spouse

    Advice to Management

    'egalitarian,' 'democratic,' 'open-mindedness' these ARE words

  7. Pretty cool, pretty cool

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    Current Contractor - Graduate Assistant in Louisville, KY
    Current Contractor - Graduate Assistant in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at University of Louisville as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    my professors are awesome, get a lot of work done from home, great experience, no more debt for tuition

    Cons

    could use some more of that $$

    Advice to Management

    pay me more $$$

  8. GRA Review

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

    I worked at University of Louisville full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    less cost of living. student friendly housing

    Cons

    too laid back. have to push yourself and others.

    Advice to Management

    Cheap labour

  9. Graduate Teaching Assistant

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    Current Contractor - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Louisville, KY
    Current Contractor - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at University of Louisville as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Stipend + Tuition + Insurance

    Cons

    Not a lot of resources to help students plan their career paths.

  10. 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 a year)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The pay was really bad

  11. 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Cost of living is relative low

    Cons

    Low research activity and lack of network opportunity

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