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Kentucky State University Reviews

Updated October 12, 2016
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  1. "Review"

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

    I have been working at Kentucky State University full-time

    Pros

    KSU is a place in transition and is set on a path for success.

    Cons

    Old mentalities that do not want to change or grow.


  2. "Financial Aid Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frankfort, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frankfort, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Kentucky State University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is a great place to gain work experience.

    Cons

    This place is dysfunctional and their is no job security.

    Advice to Management

    Show more appreciation to your staff and allow them the ability to better themselves.


  3. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Frankfort, KY
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Frankfort, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Kentucky State University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Professors are nice and show the willingness to help students.

    Cons

    the administrator can be disorganized.


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  5. "Management is actively destroying the University"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Kentucky State University full-time

    Pros

    Most, not all, of the employees at the Director level and below.

    Cons

    Most, not all, of the employees at the Vice President level and above.

    Advice to Management

    Firings and resignations of senior staff and faculty members are a weekly occurrence; end that.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Don't Work Here Even If You're Desperate"

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    Former Employee - Instructor, College Or University in Frankfort, KY
    Former Employee - Instructor, College Or University in Frankfort, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The work was challenging and the interaction with the students was rewarding.

    Cons

    The administration created an atmosphere of fear and intimidation. Staff were yelled at and bullied. Faculty were given bizarre orders and told to carry them out or be fired. No one was ever praised for doing good work but were constantly told they were failing at their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a new president and senior administrators.


  7. "KSU"

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    Former Employee - Safety and Compliance Officer in Frankfort, KY
    Former Employee - Safety and Compliance Officer in Frankfort, KY

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

    Pros

    was a great place to work for many years. then new management came in for the president down and work became VERY stressful. i see a light at the end of the tunnel though. I can foresee a beautiful future soon. As soon as the dust settles.

    Cons

    Very Stressful currently. not for long though


  8. "Professor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kentucky State University full-time

    Pros

    Frankfort is a wonderful place to live

    Cons

    Constant administrative upheavals and salary disparities


  9. "Serious management issues"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frankfort, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frankfort, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Kentucky State University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong, dedicated faculty and professional staff. Small campus. Liberal Arts focus. Mission extremely important. Long and storied history. Opportunity to make a significant difference in student lives

    Cons

    Management was chaotic, highly bureaucratic and weak. Policies and procedures were rarely written down and often conflicted. Top-level administrators were focused on their external careers, to the detriment of the university and students. Years of chronic underfunding from the state produced major infrastructure issues. Technology was far behind where it should be.

    Advice to Management

    Map and review all policies and procedures. Listen to your faculty and staff. Follow employment laws.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic Work Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The campus is small, and it is easy to get to know your co-workers.

    Cons

    Top management hires friends, family members, and church buddies over qualified applicants. Promotes the same. Fear and intimidation are common tactics used by upper management. Poor financial condition.

    Advice to Management

    Board needs to be replaced.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great Students, Great Staff, Upper Management Has Problems"

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    Former Employee - Support Staff in Frankfort, KY
    Former Employee - Support Staff in Frankfort, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Kentucky State University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most students and staff are great to work with and are very dedicated to the students. The campus is small, and fringe benefits are very good.

    Cons

    The climate at KSU is a problem. Many people leave their jobs within weeks of being hired because of poor management.

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers who understand the systems at KSU and who are committed to the institution and the state. Avoid hiring managers who micromanage and treat employees badly.



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