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The University of Kansas Reviews

Updated September 26, 2017
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  • The work environment is fantastic with great people around me (in 31 reviews)

  • Good work-life balance, benefits and (mostly) great people to work with (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Positive Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The University of Kansas full-time

    Pros

    Good Retirement plan, friendly staff around campus.

    Cons

    A little understaffed especially in the HR division

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

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

    I have been working at The University of Kansas part-time

    Pros

    Good place to work. Support from the academic staff.

    Cons

    I do not have cons as of now.

  3. "KUCR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrence, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrence, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The University of Kansas full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay and great co-workers.

    Cons

    Training was at times lacking

    Advice to Management

    Train you managers how to train your employees


  4. "Audio Visual Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The University of Kansas (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly environment, easy job.

    Cons

    Mediocre pay and no scope for learning new things


  5. "Feels Like Home"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Lawrence, KS
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Lawrence, KS
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The University of Kansas full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I feel like part of a community that cares about me and my contribution.

    Cons

    As with any university, there are issues with internal politics.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support your faculty interests in research and teaching and ask less of faculty regarding service.


  6. "Toxic environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at The University of Kansas full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The location is great and the students want to learn.

    Cons

    Dysfunctional and toxic work environment. There is no team environment. It's every man for himself.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to get rid of the toxicity. They bring so much negativity and are hurting the school and the students. Everywhere you turn, people are walking on eggshells and looking for other places to work and will leave when the opportunity strikes.


  7. "Depends on Who You Work For"

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Lawrence, KS
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Lawrence, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The University of Kansas part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, Competitive Pay, Proximity to Professionals

    Cons

    Takes 4 weeks to get your paycheck, Jobs can be hard to get

    Advice to Management

    Change pay to every 2 weeks

  8. "Dreadful Place"

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

    I worked at The University of Kansas full-time

    Pros

    Good vacation benefits and tuition support.

    Cons

    As the recent Climate Survey reported, KU is rife with cronyism, bullying, and incompetence. I worked in four different jobs over 15 years and all were miserable.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house in Strong Hall.


  9. "Complex Director"

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

    I worked at The University of Kansas full-time

    Pros

    Great students and lots of opportunity. Invaluable expereience

    Cons

    State school with a lot of politics


  10. "Great Place to Employed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The University of Kansas full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Access to KU facilities and benefits. Decent health care package. Development (academic and professional) opportunities abound.

    Cons

    Many positions related to humanities and international area studies are contingent upon grant and federal funding (are subject to cancel yearly).


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