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4.2
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Bernadette Gray-Little
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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "Great people and office environment(in 80 reviews)
  • "You're a state employee so the benefits are great(in 57 reviews)
  • "Easy and very flexible hours(in 53 reviews)
  • "There was always something interesting to do and campus is beautiful so the walk from class and work was really nice.(in 31 reviews)
  • "time staff were friendly and really care about students.(in 27 reviews)
Cons
  • "Low pay but good for beer money(in 88 reviews)
  • "Being a graduate teaching assistant (GTA) at this university is very difficult because of such a low salary.(in 37 reviews)
  • "Management is bad.(in 19 reviews)
  • "Parking is expensive(in 17 reviews)
  • "The only thing KU cares about is making as much money as possible from its students and employees.(in 10 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    hbfd

    Jan 30, 2023 - Student Ambassador in Lawrence, KS
    Recommend
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    Pros

    It is a fun place to work

    Cons

    Walking backwards is a hassle.

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  2. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Decent place

    Jan 19, 2023 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly culture and colleagues. On campus cafeteria

    Cons

    Pay could be somewhat better

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  4. 5.0
    Former Employee

    My favorite job

    Jan 19, 2023 - Resource Center Associate 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Amazing management! They work with your schedule and really get to know you as a person.

    Cons

    Pay is a little low but it’s a student job

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  5. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Good working environment

    Jan 17, 2023 - Research Intern in Lawrence, KS
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good working environment and company culture

    Cons

    Administration can sometimes be tough to deal with

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great

    Jan 12, 2023 - EMT-B in Kansas City, KS
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - good team work - supportive managers

    Cons

    - low pay, and low yearly raise

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Great place

    Jan 9, 2023 - Assistant Professor in Lawrence, KS
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Wonderful faculty, talented students, lots of creativity

    Cons

    Some of the facilities need renovation

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Na

    Jan 9, 2023 - Undergraduate Student in Lawrence, KS
    Recommend
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    Pros

    I’m just trying to check out an organization and it is making me do this. KU is amazing though

    Cons

    None! I love KU so much

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  9. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    It was great - until Jayhawk Academic Advising

    Jan 24, 2023 - Academic Advisor 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Vacation/sick is accrued quickly - Health insurance is decent

    Cons

    - Parking is expensive - Leadership doesn't care for your input - Micro-management - JAA has been hiring new advisors since August 2022 at higher rates and fewer qualifications than their current advisors, with no information about when salaries will be adjusted - Nearby institutions put new salary minimums and state-approved 5% raises in place MONTHS before KU even mentioned it to staff - JAA said in July 2022 that salaries would meet the new minimums during the Fall semester, but as of January 2023 there is still no new information about salaries and none have been adjusted

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  10. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    GTA salary KU

    Jan 4, 2023 - GTA Graduate Teaching Assistant in Lawrence, KS
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Supportive staff and administration. Very friendly and helpful

    Cons

    GTA work with research can be challenging.

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  11. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Salary

    Jan 2, 2023 - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Lawrence, KS
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible Hours for a student

    Cons

    Limited hours for full time students

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The University of Kansas has an overall rating of 4.2 out of 5, based on over 1,309 reviews left anonymously by employees. 85% of employees would recommend working at The University of Kansas to a friend and 64% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, The University of Kansas employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.3 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at The University of Kansas. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

85% of The University of Kansas employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated The University of Kansas 4.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.9 for culture and values and 3.7 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at The University of Kansas to be career development, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be culture, management, compensation.

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