University of Tennessee Reviews

Updated April 20, 2015
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  1. Technology Training Consultant - Microsoft

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN

    I have been working at University of Tennessee

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

    Pros

    It is a vibrant and intellectual environment. Students seem happy here as well as faculty.

    Cons

    Parking on campus is an issue for sure. But, more parking terraces are being built.

  2. Great benefits and opportunities

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN

    I worked at University of Tennessee full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to move to different areas within the university. Great benefits, paid tuition (up to 9 undergraduate hours) and paid holidays.

    Cons

    No flex time or telecommute options readily available system wide. Reluctant change in some leadership particularly engaging technology into operations. Compensation could be a bit better in some areas.

    Advice to Management

    Cultivate your existing work pool. Develop open work culture and cross training opportunities. Approach metrics with more business sense. Encourage initiative. I believe Joe DiPietro is a solid leader and has the system going in a good direction.

  3. Great experience

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Knoxville, TN

    I have been working at University of Tennessee

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    flexible work schedule, awesome staff

    Cons

    lack of organization and communication

    Advice to Management

    making students more aware of resources

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  5. Outstanding work environment, flexible schedule, and great people

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    Current Employee - Safety Coordinator in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Safety Coordinator in Knoxville, TN

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

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

    Pros

    Paid leave is great for family

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities for certain positions

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing a great job

  6. Low salary

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    Current Employee - Instructor in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Instructor in Knoxville, TN

    I have been working at University of Tennessee

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

    Pros

    Football games and the general tailgating atmosphere

    Cons

    Basketball games suck. THe Lady Vols are cool, though.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to blend in

  7. It was a wonderful position with great coworkers and manager

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    Current Employee - Library Supervisor II in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Library Supervisor II in Knoxville, TN

    I have been working at University of Tennessee full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of time off and holidays, freedom to pursue my own ideas and work related projects in down time

    Cons

    evening shift, having to work around student employees schedule. not much room for promotions or advancement

    Advice to Management

    none

  8. Good for football lovers

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Knoxville, TN

    I worked at University of Tennessee

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

    Pros

    This is a great place and area to work if you are a football lover. Can't beat that.
    Decent pay.
    Nice area

    Cons

    The winters can be colder than you think
    It's probably not for you if you dont like football
    because there is nothing much going beside that

  9. Good research project experience

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    Former Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Knoxville, TN

    I worked at University of Tennessee full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The university seems to be a great place to work at.
    I worked in a research project at the Computer Science department. It this case, it really depends on the project you are working for, the professor who managing it, etc. In my case:
    - Baby steps towards the final goal, to make sure you learn what you need;
    - Great help with every question or issue you may have;
    - I could work from home and usually make my own schedule;

    Cons

    - Some projects may not be really motivating;
    - Professors may not always be great project managers;

    Advice to Management

    - Make sure everyone involved with the project understands its final goal, and the planned steps to get there, even if they may not work. You've got to know why you are doing something.

  10. GTA University of Tennessee

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Knoxville, TN

    I have been working at University of Tennessee part-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Working with young aduts, flexibility

    Cons

    No overtime, at least in salary form

    Advice to Management

    no advice for management is needed

  11. UT is ok

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Knoxville, TN

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    developing research environment, close to ORNL

    Cons

    Conservative Tennessean people, faculty is not very good

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