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University of Tennessee Reviews in Tennessee

Updated December 20, 2014
Updated December 20, 2014
142 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great education and a great work environment (in 12 reviews)

  • Education assistance, worthwhile experience, great benefits package, access to the mountains (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay and grant-based research, as per the usual with Universities (in 6 reviews)

  • There was no real career development path, at least for me (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    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 an year)

    Pros

    Working with young aduts, flexibility

    Cons

    No overtime, at least in salary form

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no advice for management is needed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great people, good place

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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 full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    UT has been making big investments into the campus, which makes the atmostphere more enjoyable.

    Cons

    Becoming more about business and the upper tier, less about the ground level contributors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more on the most important resource there is - your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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)

    Pros

    developing research environment, close to ORNL

    Cons

    Conservative Tennessean people, faculty is not very good

    Recommends
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    Experience in different types of projects and industry projects along with research.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    Good city. Good place to study. Work environment is excellent

    Cons

    Nothing is specific that I can think off.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Fulfilling, exciting place

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Tullahoma, TN
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Tullahoma, TN

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

    Pros

    flexibility, large employee base yet small community feel to give a sense of belonging. This is a great place to get lots of hands on experience, and build for my future.

    Cons

    As with many academic institutions, inter-departmental communication is not the best. There are people who resist any change, and push back against progressive policies without analyzing the problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparency always helps

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Research undergraduate engineer

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

    I have been working at University of Tennessee part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Extremely interesting. got to research something i was intrested in.

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to stay on track.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Long term employment with great benefits.

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    Former Employee - Coordinator II in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Coordinator II in Knoxville, TN

    I worked at University of Tennessee full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very good benefits, training options, furthering one's education is a plus as employees are given a great discount on tuition and supplies fees. Paid holidays and opportunity to earn sick and annual leave. Relaxed working environment is a plus.

    Cons

    Low pay, raises are limited. Yearly increase of insurance and parking fees off sets any raise one might receive. Inadequate facilities can be discouraging at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very good experience.

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

    I worked at University of Tennessee part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free time to do homework

    Cons

    People not as helpful as you need them to be

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    job description of UTK

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Instructor in Knoxville, TN

    I worked at University of Tennessee full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good benefits and steady working environment

    Cons

    slow pace of life and promotion

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    My experience at the University of Tennessee was a very good one.

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

    I worked at University of Tennessee part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It is a very small city
    The city is very campus oriented
    The great Football town is amazing and all the orange is a very good thing.

    Cons

    The promotions arent very easy to get but if you are able to get one it would be very beneficial to you. They dont come very often though.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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