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Updated October 17, 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. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Perfect college job. Low stress everyday, you can do homework while working, and the hours are very flexible.

    Cons

    Sometimes unpleasant people come in and out and you need to be ready to deal with them. Working late at night (usually 12AM) can be tiring.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone does a great job. Seriously, my favorite part about the place is the people that I work with.


  2. "Great place to work at"

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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

    Low stress, very flexible, and you work with a great group of people.

    Cons

    Salaries are not comparable with the private market.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing

  3. "Great job with excellent managment and pa"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Some of the best people I have worked with

    Cons

    Scheduling can be a bit rough but thats all.


  4. "Dinning Service Job Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The University of Kansas part-time

    Pros

    Good pay, worked around my schedule, very understanding

    Cons

    Would often move us to another location with little warning


  5. "Review for Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Quiet place for learning and good academic atmosphere

    Cons

    A little boring, if live here for a long time


  6. "Student Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Student Teacher in Lawrence, KS
    Current Employee - Student Teacher in Lawrence, KS
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with students in an easy atmosphere

    Cons

    Lots of structure, difficult to accommodate busy schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more students to ease the schedule pains.


  7. "Administrative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The University of Kansas full-time

    Pros

    Health, retirement and vacation benefits. Certain people there are decent and care about you as a human and coworker. Opportunities to attend workshops and events for development.

    Cons

    Internally and externally political, cronyism, ousted if you don't believe in certain ideology (primarily "liberal" ideology), little diversity of thought, small opportunity for advancement, poor pay unless you play lots of games and weasel your way to the top, bullying/passive aggressiveness, TONS of bureaucracy and red tape, poor management and oversight, poor workload allocation (some people overworked, others do nothing), everything subjective to your department and what policies they have (ie flexibility with time, telecommuting, micromanagement, etc.), little progress is ever made, always repeating the same thing year after year, tuition assistance isn't very good especially compared to other universities and colleges, live in the bubble of "academia", if someone above you doesn't like you they'll find ways to "non reappoint" you, lots of wasted money.

  8. "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


  9. "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.


  10. "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


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