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The University of Kansas Reviews

Updated April 21, 2017
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Pros
  • 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 13 reviews)

Cons
  • low pay, expensive and limited parking available (in 14 reviews)

  • IT needs to work towards a more centralized approach to accommodate the demands of students, faculty and staff (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Help Desk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrence, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrence, KS

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

    Pros

    Good on campus jobs for students needing to make some extra money. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    Lack of any kind of real training and any kind of oversight except to tell you're doing something wrong.


  2. "Graduate Research Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This university offers a very friendly and easy-to-go environment for students. The classroom lectures are very good. However, the strongest aspect is that it is a very good research institution.

    Cons

    For international students, there is not much things to do in the campus. Specially, for the international graduate students, the university offers almost no activities or things to get involved in.

    Advice to Management

    I hope that management would be more active in involving international graduate students in different suitable activities. They should increase the number of competitions that the graduate students can take part of.


  3. "Resident Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Lawrence, KS
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Lawrence, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free Dining
    Free Housing
    -The RA Community is genarally a tight knit one and mostly enjoyable to be around.
    -Great way to develop leadership skills.

    Cons

    -As an RA you're required to enforce rules and get people in trouble; if you're a young RA that means getting peers (people one year younger than you) in trouble with housing.
    -Bad work/life balance. (you live where you work)

    Advice to Management

    -The ice breaker games that you do to help RAs connect with one another is excessive, albeit well intentioned.
    -Deadlines for events, boards, ect. are often given out too soon and does not help RAs prioritize academics


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  5. "Graduate Research Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Lawrence, KS
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Lawrence, KS

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

    Pros

    Best college town! Very safe and friendly place to live and work at! good collaborative environment between KU lawrence and KUMC.

    Cons

    far away from west and east coast. harder to find job there


  6. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructor in Lawrence, KS
    Current Employee - Instructor in Lawrence, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You have the freedom to work the way you want to .

    Cons

    Pay is considerably low .

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Racist School, Nosy Colleagues, Spoiled Students - OVERALL UNPROFESSIONAL"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Faculty in Lawrence, KS
    Former Employee - Faculty in Lawrence, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at The University of Kansas full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Cheap cost of living. No other reason to waste your time here.

    Cons

    Faculty hate working there so they take their anger out on you. Faculty and staff are rude, obnoxious, unprofessional, nosy, and try to tell you how to run your life. They insulted my family, children, etc. Many faculty are just as lazy as the spoiled brat students. Lots of weird personalities in all departments. If you're a woman, be aware that old faculty will constantly hit on you and sexually harass you and YOU will be blamed. No one is going to help you with anything at that hell hole no matter what your situation.

    Advice to Management

    Get back on your meds and continue your therapy sessions.


  8. "Lead Security"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrence, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrence, KS

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

    Pros

    Very simple job to have as a student. Great work environment, great bosses and coworkers.

    Cons

    Not much to really add here. On some of the weekends you have to work tournaments


  9. "Law Librarian"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Law Librarian in Lawrence, KS
    Former Employee - Law Librarian in Lawrence, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at The University of Kansas part-time

    Pros

    Great people, great hours and a very flexible team that supports each other. If you're a law student, this is the perfect job to earn a little disposable income on the side.

    Cons

    It's an hourly student job, so there isn't much to complain about. I worked there multiple years and don't think I got a raise, but it didn't matter much to me at that point.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. You really understand the balance law students need!


  10. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Obtained a great knowledge on my emphasis. Working at KU at the same time studying here raised my interest in this Construction field. Now I am looking for some practical experience to help myself in learning how it works in real time projects.

    Cons

    I felt neither complaints nor cons. Working here itself is great. As I am graduating in December 2016, I wish to get some internships.


  11. "Advising"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Retention Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Retention Specialist in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    people, benefits, community, campus, students

    Cons

    restructure, human resources policies, hierarchy, public educational institution, size


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