Western Kentucky University

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Western Kentucky University Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
43 Reviews
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    Graduate Assistant - Communication Department

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

    I worked at Western Kentucky University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Professors truly care about you and your research. You have great opportunities to work on research that you are passionate about, and also work along side professors who are willing to let you participate in their research projects. You have the opportunity to teach for 2 semesters if you think that is something you would like to do.

    Cons

    Students who write a thesis often take an extra semester to finish it, many times because the deadlines are not communicated clearly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should make sure to communicate deadlines for various things they need their Grad Assistants to do, and for those who are completing thesis.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    love BGKY

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant Professor in Bowling Green, KY
    Current Employee - Research Assistant Professor in Bowling Green, KY

    I have been working at Western Kentucky University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    really great place to work.

    Cons

    wku has major identity issues

    Recommends
  3.  

    Great place to work!!!!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Western Kentucky University

    Pros

    Great benefits, good hours and a great work environment

    Cons

    I did not have any.

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Exceptional.

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

    I have been working at Western Kentucky University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    This is an environment where the driven can succeed. Realize you work for the university and with people.

    Cons

    Parking Parking Parking Parking Parking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Breathe.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I loved working for WKU.

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

    I have been working at Western Kentucky University full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment
    Networking opportunities
    Compensation
    Personal Growth

    Cons

    Promotions
    Some department heads are terrible leaders

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    athlete

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

    I worked at Western Kentucky University full-time (more than 3 years)

    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
  8.  

    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

    I worked at Western Kentucky University part-time (more than 3 years)

    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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    Started out good but ended all about money

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Western Kentucky University full-time (more than 3 years)

    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
  10.  

    Operations of WKU

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

    I worked at Western Kentucky University full-time (more than 10 years)

    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
  11.  

    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

    I have been working at Western Kentucky University

    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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