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Western Kentucky University Reviews

Updated July 17, 2014
Updated July 17, 2014
40 Reviews

3.7
40 Reviews
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Western Kentucky University President Gary A Ransdell
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  1.  

    I loved working for WKU.

    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant  in  Bowling Green, KY
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Bowling Green, KY

    Pros

    Good working environment
    Networking opportunities
    Compensation
    Personal Growth

    Cons

    Promotions
    Some department heads are terrible leaders

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    athlete

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    Former Employee - Athlete  in  Bowling Green, KY
    Former Employee - Athlete in Bowling Green, KY

    Pros

    being part of a team, travel, competitive environment

    Cons

    long hours, no pay, tough work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep current coach, the winning will come

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A wonderful mid-size university

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    Former Employee - Student Woker  in  Bowling Green, KY
    Former Employee - Student Woker in Bowling Green, KY

    Pros

    Easy to be promoted
    Open to new ideas and change

    Cons

    Location of the university is not in the best place to settle down if you are looking for a metropolitan area.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Started out good but ended all about money

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great supervisor, intelligent staff, wonderful building, proud to have worked there

    Cons

    president does not connect with the staff, political all about the money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why don't you talk to the people? Self-centered, political

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Operations of WKU

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    Former Employee - Facilities  in  Bowling Green, KY
    Former Employee - Facilities in Bowling Green, KY

    Pros

    Holidays, vacations, sick-time, and retirement are the best in the state. Busy atmosphere and on your own most of the time.

    Cons

    Uneven pay scale, not much advancement, but job titles change often at same pay or small or no extra pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better advisement to managers is needed. Also more training including outsourced managers. The outsourced managers are the worst trained. Western is as much at fault for this as the outsourced company's that don't do the training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Student Worker

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    Former Employee - Interactive Video Services  in  Bowling Green, KY
    Former Employee - Interactive Video Services in Bowling Green, KY

    Pros

    Great working environment , nice people to work with.

    Cons

    No real advancement for a student worker

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Nice place to work. I have a lot of freedom to run my classes the way that I want to.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Collegial department, academic freedom, and a family friendly work place

    Cons

    Pay is relatively low. Also, the demands on teaching are heavy making it more difficult to research.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider raising faculty pay.

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    Excellent learning institution but very few opportunities for professional growth and salary increases.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bowling Green, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bowling Green, KY

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, positive work community, good benefits, great academic reputation, safe campus

    Cons

    Limited flexible time off, limited growth opportunities, poor leadership. University should focus more or renter ion efforts and employee satisfaction than the increase of international efforts building new facilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase in diverse management is needed!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Too many changes around campus, now WKU Health Services is being outsourced

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bowling Green, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bowling Green, KY

    Pros

    Great staff that has been providing student-focused care for years, like reduced fees, vaccines for studying abroad, and other free services for students.

    Cons

    Administration will soon recognize how many services will be lost to students when outside agency takes over Student Services

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you make cuts to basic services, the school will not be as appealing to new students or their parents. Landscaping, well-paid administrators, and new buildings do not help if there are no students here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people here are nice and fun to work with. The job isn't too hard and I would recommend it to anyone.

    Cons

    The pay wasn't exactly top notch, but then again, the job I was performing wasn't exactly high skill either. I knew other people in different positions, and there pay wasn't overly impressive either.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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