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"Research Assistant"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Really good place to stay for the summer. Nice campus and nice dorm. Meet smart people in your field.

Cons

Not a safe place. Often got alerts about danger around campus such like attempted roberry and etc. They didn't provide you a meal plan either.

Other Employee Reviews for University of Tennessee

  1. "Great learning experience"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Tennessee as an intern

    Pros

    Access to experienced professionals; Tuition waiver for graduate school; real world experience

    Cons

    Low Pay; small office; had to pay for parking


  2. "Stay away from the Institute for Public Service (IPS)"

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    Former Employee - IPS Consultant
    Former Employee - IPS Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Tennessee full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The only good thing is that UT IPS is part of the University of Tennessee system, so the name recognition, benefits, etc., go with being employed by IPS.

    Cons

    IPS is the epitome of cronyism. Promotions and opportunities are not based on merit, but one's personal affiliation with IPS management and perceived loyalty to the VP. The mission of the Institute is an afterthought. Senior managers are retained and hired based upon their ability to kowtow to the VP and her entourage. The Institute leadership works diligently to be a badly run bureaucracy, emulating the worst practices of state-run institutions. Consider this: both the VP and the current senior AVP both got where they are without having to interview for or compete for their jobs. Think about this: what other departments or units at UT have actively sought IPS mangers or leaders for positions of responsibility or leadership? (If the word "none" comes to mind, you are correct.)

    Advice to Management

    To the UT President: purge IPS of the old, bad blood. Bring in leaders who value diversity, seek new ideas, value people's contributions, and genuinely care about promoting the mission of the Institute instead of feathering their own nests.

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