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Eastern Kentucky University Reviews

Updated June 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Flexible hours, able to work off-site, and good pay (in 3 reviews)

  • Good people - The hierarchy is pretty approachable and open to new ideas (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 place to work"

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    Current Employee - Contracts Specialist in Richmond, KY
    Current Employee - Contracts Specialist in Richmond, KY
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best reasons to work at EKU are the benefits. We have top notch insurance, free if you take the medium level, dental and vision insurance. We have 2 weeks off with pay over the Christmas holiday. We get 1 sick day per month and 2 weeks vacation upon starting, it accumulates as we go. After 5 years we have 3 weeks vacation. Too many paid holidays to even mention.

    Cons

    We have not received a cost of living raise in three years due to state shortfalls in the budget.

    Advice to Management

    Top management, those who control the raises......The cost of living has gone up and we can't be expected to just sit back year after year without a raise!


  2. "Great campus, great people, great opportunities"

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

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

    Pros

    Mid-size campus, incredible support, lots of interest and energy around new ideas and innovative ways to fulfill departmental goals

    Cons

    Sometimes folks aren't held as accountable as they should be.

  3. "excellent organization to work for. Top rated"

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    Former Employee - Safety Coordinato0r in Lawrenceburg, KY
    Former Employee - Safety Coordinato0r in Lawrenceburg, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    everything good, with exception of salary

    Cons

    no negatives. Great organization to work for

    Advice to Management

    consider former employees for rehire


  4. "I worked at the Environmental Research Institute. It was awesome."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Fun, dynamic environment with great people.

    Cons

    University bureaucracy made funding for projects difficult.


  5. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good location, friendly and helpful staff.

    Cons

    Nice small university to study


  6. "I assist with day to day operations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eastern Kentucky University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    office culture, support, time-off policies, friendliness, leadership

    Cons

    cost of benefits, compensation, personal growth, personal relationships and job hiring


  7. "Wonderful Workplace"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    My office at least is friendly and cooperative. The campus culture is polite and friendly. Benefits are decent, not Silicon Valley-level, but good. Pay isn't bad for essentially a government gig.

    Cons

    Frozen pay, budget woes, the irrationality inherent to bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Branding isn't as important as quality, but I can see where perception takes precedence.

  8. "Graduate Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent working environment with the any professor willing to help. Moderate workload that can be maintained through well versed organization skills. Great learning experience if you have aspirations of becoming a professor.

    Cons

    Not many cons other than getting stuck with a professor that you are not compatible with.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  9. "Working at the Noel Studio for Academic Creativity"

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    Former Employee - Academic Research Consultant in Richmond, KY
    Former Employee - Academic Research Consultant in Richmond, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fun, challenging work environment with a diverse staff and workload. Supervisors are very accessible and encouraging.

    Cons

    Student position only; must be enrolled at EKU.


  10. "EKU is great!"

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employees are all very nice and helpful

    Cons

    Nepotism is rampid and affects IT staff negatively

    Advice to Management

    Lots of changes - maybe slow down a bit


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