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Kansas State University Benefits

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  • Health Insurance  (16 comments)

    “It is health insurance that state employees receive. I didn't use the health insurance but many people I worked with liked it and used it.”

  • Sep 05, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Network Analyst in Manhattan, Kansas

    Great savings plan. You are required to contribute a mandatory minimum of 5.5% to which the University automatically contributes 8.5%. You just can't beat that type of match. 100% vested day 1.

  • Jan 23, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Manhattan, Kansas

    The paid time off program for full-time, benefits eligible positions is a huge plus. If you are scheduled to work 80 hours a pay period, employees accrue 8 hours of vacation leave each pay period, with a max of 304 hours in their balance (very generous). The downside is the health insurance premiums and max out of pocket costs have sky rocketed within the last 3 years. Premium costs were not raised continually prior to the massive increase in 2017. Without any cost of living adjustment or merit increases to employees' salaries in 2018 with the rising costs of premium rates, a lot of employees are feeling the effects of these increased deductions. I am guessing compared to other companies within Manhattan, Wamego or Junction City areas are similar, but unsure. The university's health insurance benefits are no longer a selling point to a potential candidate in my opinion. Dental and vision insurance are comparable to other employers (pretty basic and expectant coverage). The wellness program is incentivized (brokered through Cerner) and if you have enough points earned by completing various activities or completing preventative care appointments, those points are counted towards a premium discount. Even with the discount I am paying more than what some other employers would offer in a larger populated area.

  • Dec 11, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Research Assistant in Manhattan, Kansas

    Ability to accrue an incredible amount of vacation, sick time, and compensatory time. Also, mandatory retirement allotment after one year of employment-employer matches and exceeds your amount (to a certain amount)!

  • Jul 27, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Graduate Research Assistant in Manhattan, Kansas

    The recreation center is great, but the health insurance is poor

  • Jun 08, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Manhattan, Kansas

    They offer an amazing benefits package that consist of affordable health and dental insurance, vision insurance, lots of paid vacation and sick days.

  • Apr 05, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Manhattan, Kansas

    Good work-life balance options, Manhattan, Kansas is also a very good place to live, with a lot of options for restaurants and an airport only 5 miles away

  • Jan 13, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Manhattan, Kansas

    Great benefits for a full-time employee. As most places, it has gone up in premium price.

  • Oct 18, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Manhattan, Kansas

    Retirement account is provided through the State of Kansas and includes an 8.5% employer added amount on top of the mandatory 5.5% from the employee.

  • Oct 11, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Scene Shop Supervisor in Manhattan, Kansas

    Good base pay. The 403b Ira was generous, allowing me to contribute immediately because I had the same plan before elsewhere.

  • Aug 23, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Manhattan, Kansas

    It is a great place to work. Every one here is very nice and friendly.

Benefits Summary

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Insurance, Health & Wellness

Financial & Retirement

  • Pension Plan
  • 401K Plan
  • CheckmarkRetirement Plan (11)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • Supplemental Workers' Compensation
  • Charitable Gift Matching

Family & Parenting

Vacation & Time Off

Perks & Discounts

  • Employee Discount
  • Free Lunch or Snacks
  • CheckmarkEmployee Assistance Program (16)
  • Gym Membership
  • Commuter Checks & Assistance
  • Pet Friendly Workplace
  • Mobile Phone Discount
  • Company Car
  • Company Social Events
  • Travel Concierge
  • Legal Assistance

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