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Updated May 28, 2017
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  • rursl setting makes it hard to attract graduate students and post docs (in 8 reviews)

  • No cons for University of Connecticut (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Teaching assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Storrs, CT
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Storrs, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Connecticut full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Really nice place to work

    Cons

    No cons for University of Connecticut


  2. "College of Liberal Arts and Sciences"

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    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Storrs, CT
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Storrs, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Connecticut full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, salary, and time off! Understanding about readjusting schedules.

    Cons

    No room for growth, administrative office drama, and positions not adequately structured.

    Advice to Management

    Analyze current positions and restructure to be most efficient. Maintain a positive environment and control the negative employee chatter.


  3. "Good place to be at!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Storrs Mansfield, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Storrs Mansfield, CT

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

    Pros

    Lot of GA options for grads!

    Cons

    Classes along with TA might be overwhelming


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  5. "uconn"

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    Former Employee - Dining Services in Storrs, CT
    Former Employee - Dining Services in Storrs, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Connecticut (More than a year)

    Pros

    culture, flexibility, easy to move up in area of employment, access to students to work while on campus

    Cons

    I have no cons to add about UConn, ideal place to work while on campus

    Advice to Management

    No advice to management, many of the managers are students themselves


  6. "Faculty - industry Relationship Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Storrs, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Storrs, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Freedom to work and execute my job, working with faculty and staff to access grants.

    Cons

    The University is very stove piped and competitive between departments and professors to the detriment of their relationships and opportunities with industry.

    Advice to Management

    Provide incentives to management and faculty to work in cross functional teams and value what industry has to offer the university beyond money, like real world problems that align to market or societal needs. These improve the quality of the graduate student's education.


  7. "Good workplace"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Storrs, CT
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Storrs, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Graduate Assistants have good employment standards and better healthcare, and are protected by their recently formed union, and the campus is a pretty place to work.

    Cons

    The university management still takes a top-down approach and needs to consult stakeholders more effectively before making decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Consult all stakeholders before making decisions and you will make more effective decisions.


  8. "Typical teaching university"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Storrs Mansfield, CT
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Storrs Mansfield, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very friendly working environment, nice staff

    Cons

    Not very good for pursuing academic career


  9. "20 years at UCONN Health"

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    Current Employee - Applications Analyst II in Farmington, CT
    Current Employee - Applications Analyst II in Farmington, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Connecticut full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Awesome benefits, union helps you get regular raises , opportunity for growth if you are a hard worker and educated.

    Cons

    Management does not appreciate loyal hard workers. Employees who care about their job are hard to come by, a little words of encouragement and appreciation will be taken a lot further than you ever could imagine .

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to employees who are dedicated and professional and thank them every once in a while. It will go a long way!


  10. "Great employer"

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    Current Employee - University Postdoctoral Fellow in Farmington, CT
    Current Employee - University Postdoctoral Fellow in Farmington, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Health insurance, work environment, people

    Cons

    Never had a bad experience


  11. "State employees have pension retirement plans!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Storrs, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Storrs, CT

    Pros

    pension retirement plans - you cannot beat that! The health care benefit are also very good.

    Cons

    location is too rural. there is no life nor much culture.


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