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University of Tennessee Reviews in Tennessee

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
131 Reviews
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131 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great education and a great work environment (in 11 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 5 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Graduate Research Assistant

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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 part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great education and a great work environment

    Cons

    Knoxville is a smaller city so there are not as many job opportunities in the area

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    good but not the best

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    nice people there. at college, you will always feel relaxed and fun at times. good benefits and package.

    Cons

    boss does not appreciate my work, makes me feel useless. i do not see personal growth at all. hard to promote.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    wonderful place to work

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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 part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    professors are mostly very open and friendly. very good pay for research assistant.

    Cons

    experience as a research assistant can vary greatly in quality from professor to professors

  7.  

    Professor

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    Current Employee - Professor in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Professor in Knoxville, TN

    I have been working at University of Tennessee full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good work hours, flexibility, academic freedom

    Cons

    At mercy of legislature and outside influences

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let us do our job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    UTK

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

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, close to smoky mountain

    Cons

    very slow paced environment, isolated from outside

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Department of BCMB

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    quite city, nice living environment, nice people

    Cons

    instruments are old and some of them are broken for long time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Postdoctoral research Associate

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Knoxville, TN

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

    Pros

    Nice people, collegial relationships, good support

    Cons

    Less opportunity for post-docs, no career-fair aimed for grad students and post-docs, lackadaisical attitude in people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Send people to more meetings, network events to improve the job prospect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    good

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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 part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    big university and lot of courses

    Cons

    far away and less companies nearby

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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