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University of Louisville Reviews in Louisville, KY

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
98 Reviews

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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They are a very diverse company and have great benefits (in 6 reviews)

  • Great place to work as a Research assistant (in 5 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)

  • Not a great place to be in the arts (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Top notch research (medical school) in a non-pretentious environment in the beautiful and affordable Louisville, KY.

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    Former Employee - Graduate Student  in  Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    The Health Sciences research complex at the University of Louisville's downtown medical campus offered many opportunities to interact with researchers, medical personnel, students, and the public. Additionally, as a graduate student, I felt that I had access to any type of research equipment that I could ever need, as well as very patient and knowledgeable mentors. I also loved the fact that the department included staff, faculty, and students from all over the world.

    Cons

    Not a lot of teaching opportunities because the main undergraduate campus is on the other side of the city. The immediate area around the medical campus definitely has some sketchy characters, and caution must be taken if you are going to work late and walk to your vehicle several blocks away. The shuttle service ran pretty often to the parking lots, so you could definitely feel safe during normal hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more stability for the faculty and research staff, so that you can keep the best scientists around for longer. Offer more flexibility for the departments in hiring, so that potential employees do not get turned off by the med school bureaucracy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great company - great benefits

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    Former Employee - Director of Development  in  Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Director of Development in Louisville, KY

    I worked at University of Louisville full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great benefits. Overall good culture. Lots of stuff to do with families. Upper level management good at listening to issues.

    Cons

    Budget cycles can be stressful. Middle management not always good at listening to issues. Goals can be unobtainable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    good university

    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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good environment, resources,and conditions.Health insurance is good for family and single also.

    Cons

    Sometime have difficulty to balance the work and family.Have pressure to finish experiments and projects.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent, but of course demanding

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student  in  Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    Helpful and friendly professors and staff. A great education incorporated with the medical school. Outstanding, well published, research professors, from all types of backgrounds. A modern and up to date scientific education program. All the perks of being a University of Louisville student, i.e. free bus pass with student ID, etc. Fellowship can be awarded to pay for tuition and living expenses. Finally, Louisville is a vibrant and progressive city with a multitude of restaurants, activities, and an ever-growing outdoor culture..

    Cons

    parking on the health sciences campus downtown is either expensive or a pain. Though updating the curriculum is necessary, the interim years can be difficult for students. A strong push for academic careers can be stifling, and the information and options of alternative careers is few and far between. (However, still accessible if one knows where to look or who to ask)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick with what you are doing now, its working. But as usual be prepared for changes in the ever changing and competitive game of academic research.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Its has been OK experience of working here

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

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

    Pros

    nice city, moderate weather, work-life balance, leadership

    Cons

    limited opportunity, limited benefits, lack of personal growth, politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs transparency, provide more opportunity for growth of junior investigator

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Everyone loves Louisville - what's not to love!

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    Former Employee - Event Consultant  in  Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Event Consultant in Louisville, KY

    I worked at University of Louisville as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Loved working for UL. Everyone was nice, helpful, kind and real. It's wonderful being involved with a great learning community nestled inside the wonderful of community of Louisville.

    Cons

    I am a UK fan. Soooo. Prefer UK in sports but support Louisville as well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    great place to work

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    Former Employee - Director Administration  in  Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Director Administration in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    people, campus, learning environment, leave

    Cons

    parking can be a challenge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    University of Louisville

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    Former Employee - Research Technician  in  Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Research Technician in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get employees more involved with different activities relating to the job. Provide more opportunities for advancement.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great people to work with

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    Everyone 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.

    Cons

    None that I can currently think of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unprofessional in every conceivable way.

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    Current Employee - IT Department Wage Slave  in  Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - IT Department Wage Slave in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    None. Unless you enjoy being under house arrest at your employer.

    Cons

    A corrupt and horrible institution run by corrupt and horrible people. Not a positive workplace at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Though it is out of your depth, try to learn from what real institutions such as Harvard, Yale and Stanford do to attract, nuture and retain a professional work force within a positive workplace environment..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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