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The University of Kansas Reviews

Updated February 25, 2017
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  • The work environment is fantastic with great people around me (in 30 reviews)

  • Good work-life balance, benefits and (mostly) great people to work with (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Low opportunity for growth"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Assistant
    Current Employee - Office Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generous time off and some opportunities for professional development. Excellent work and life balance. My department has supported my goals both educationally and professionally.

    Cons

    Low opportunity for career growth within departments. Some departments are better than others. Rarely higher their undergraduate alumni except in admissions. The higher education program is a feeder into student services at the university. Elitism amongst faculty and staff. Need hefty credentials for low paying work.

    Advice to Management

    Put people first in all situations. Some departments are so divided that the students suffer. Pay is extremely top heavy especially in some of the professional schools.


  2. "Good place"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Systems Administrator in Lawrence, KS
    Former Employee - Student Systems Administrator in Lawrence, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed lifestyle. Good people. Worked at the administrative building over the summer. Quite place. Right now looking to expand their research program under the bold ambitions project

    Cons

    Small college town. So might not find everything you look for. Could do better with diversity. Could focus more on getting rid of useless majors.


  3. "Great College Part Time Job"

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

    I have been working at The University of Kansas part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    employer respects class schedule and the demands of those classes

    Cons

    some scheduling difficulties, but employers typically respect schedules


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  5. "GRA work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Lawrence, KS
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Lawrence, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ranked programs, excellent core facilities

    Cons

    Low salaries, no benefits, about as long of work hours as any other GRA- 60+ per week


  6. "Has gone down hill."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Specialist in Lawrence, KS
    Current Employee - Information Specialist in Lawrence, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The University of Kansas full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Relatively flexible, good benefits, relaxed work pace in June/July.

    Cons

    Centralization of facilities, business services, and information technology has had a big negative impact on the community and has made many processes inefficient. Hard work and experience are no longer rewarded as upper management prefers to only promote yes men. This has caused a mass exodus of good facilities workers, accountants, IT professionals and other office/business staff.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are people, happy people are good employees. Listen to employees, they know the most about what is going on.


  7. "A pretty good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great location in Lawrence, KS.

    Cons

    Outside of Lawrence, there is not much to do.


  8. "Good people, sometimes management overbearing"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The University of Kansas part-time

    Pros

    Close community with beautiful campus and students

    Cons

    Scheduling and management can be unresponsive sometimes, but may vary by department and team

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees, and provide a productive system for feedback


  9. "Research assistant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good attitude, lots of opprutunies

    Cons

    Work can be tedious


  10. "Great place, wrong state"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, everyone is supportive. Nice college town.

    Cons

    The state does not support education, and with other policies (allowing guns on campus), it's driving many people away.


  11. "Scheduling Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The University of Kansas full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Non-bedside nursing position.
    No weekends, no holidays.
    One on One pt care

    Cons

    Non-traditional nursing position with unclear job expectations.



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