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Eastern Kentucky University Reviews

Updated November 8, 2017
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Pros
  • Flexible hours, convenient location, easy work (in 3 reviews)

  • Supervisors are usually pretty great people who are willing to work with you (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • State budget cuts affect university (in 5 reviews)

  • We have not received a cost of living raise in three years due to state shortfalls in the budget (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Student Worker
    Current Employee - Student Worker

    I have been working at Eastern Kentucky University part-time

    Pros

    Flexible time, works around class schedule

    Cons

    Can only work during the day and not on weekends


  2. "Eastern Kentucky University"

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    Current Employee - Information Technology Specialist in Richmond, KY
    Current Employee - Information Technology Specialist in Richmond, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eastern Kentucky University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible, beautiful campus, friendly staff

    Cons

    Long walks, Little to no parking available, lots of construction.

    Advice to Management

    More parking.

  3. "My time as an employee at EKU"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eastern Kentucky University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The culture consisted of a consistently very friendly environment.

    Cons

    One con is sometimes work went very slow

    Advice to Management

    no advice needed


  4. "Nice place to work, not enough money for the job!"

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    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Richmond, KY
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Richmond, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Eastern Kentucky University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of great people and students; pretty campus and facilities

    Cons

    Lack of parking, pay raises, and funds for professional development

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on faculty pay issues; increase handicapped parking!


  5. "Student Worker"

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    Current Employee - Student Worker
    Current Employee - Student Worker
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Eastern Kentucky University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good about working around class hours.

    Cons

    Hard to get time off if have to go to the doctor or need more time to study.


  6. "Personal Trainer"

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    Former Employee - Certified Personal Trainer in Richmond, KY
    Former Employee - Certified Personal Trainer in Richmond, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Eastern Kentucky University part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly and supportive staff, wonderful patrons!

    Cons

    The university only allowed enrolled students to work 20 hrs/week


  7. "Substitute Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Richmond, KY
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Richmond, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eastern Kentucky University part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I appreciate the flexibility this part time position offers which enables me to work on my writing projects and endeavors.

    Cons

    I am implementing the classroom plans for someone else rather than working in my own teaching environment.

  8. "Great place if you want good benefits only"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant I in Richmond, KY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant I in Richmond, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eastern Kentucky University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Sense of pride in being a Colonel. It's an integral part of Richmond, KY and working there is indeed special.

    Cons

    Eastern does not promote within. It's very political and unless you know someone who knows someone, forget it. Does not matter how hard you work or what you contribute. It would be so much more cost effective to reward the employees that have worked their way up but instead they choose to hire from outside and pay them more? Makes no sense.


  9. "Graduate Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Eastern Kentucky University (More than a year)

    Pros

    flexible schedule, meaningful work, tuition stipend

    Cons

    not enough jobs to go around and sometimes undeserving people get the jobs


  10. "Great Place/Family Oriented"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eastern Kentucky University full-time

    Pros

    EKU is a great place to work. Very family oriented and a overall great community.

    Cons

    Reduction in some benefits, not having a recurring cost of living raise.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the transparent environment. Great place to work!


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