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University of Louisville Reviews in Louisville, KY

Updated February 23, 2015
Updated February 23, 2015
82 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.  

    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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Politics in the Humanities, Good People

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    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Pretty cool, pretty cool

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    pay me more $$$

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    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)

    Pros

    less cost of living. student friendly housing

    Cons

    too laid back. have to push yourself and others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cheap labour

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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)

    Pros

    Stipend + Tuition + Insurance

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    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)

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Graduate assistantship was okay

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

    I worked at University of Louisville part-time (more than a 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
  10.  

    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 a 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
  11.  

    UofL

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY

    I worked at University of Louisville full-time (more than a 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

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