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Updated January 17, 2019
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  • "low pay, tough management, lack of communication" (in 14 reviews)

  • "Far away from other schools and campuses" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place for PT Student Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Peer Counselor in Storrs, CT
    Current Employee - Peer Counselor in Storrs, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible schedule and great coworkers

    Cons

    dealing with students and parents can get frustrating

    Advice to Management

    incorporate student workers in decision making to improve customer service


  2. "Graduate Assistant"

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

    I have been working at University of Connecticut part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Mentorship and expert faculty.
    Great community of people. You will find at least one person here who you like very, very much.
    Good benefits (healthcare)

    Cons

    Rural environment
    Tough/Cold Winters
    Low pay (but not the lowest I've heard of)

  3. "Resident Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great environment to be in and a great place to make connections.

    Cons

    At times, does not have best interest of student workers. They say we are always replaceable.


  4. "Student Worker in Honors Program"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Connecticut part-time

    Pros

    Great support for academics
    Flexible hours
    Excellent experience for working with professionals

    Cons

    Sometimes not enough work to be done


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Salary and benefits are fine for graduate students. Fees are too high."

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant

    I have been working at University of Connecticut part-time

    Pros

    Per hour salary is not bad for graduate assistant (30-36/hour depending on your level). If you get the 20 hour per (max) week graduate assistant job for 9 months, then the salary is fine. It is around 23-26k. It comes with tuition waiver and a pretty good GA health insurance.

    Cons

    The problem is that graduate students have to pay other hidden costs. Fees, which are not waived, is around $1500 per year. Then parking is around $130 per year. Health insurance is around $200 per year. Then there is also union fees, which is a percentage of your salary. These things add up. After deducting these costs and taxes, you take home only around 20k.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Friendly Staff and Good Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Connecticut part-time

    Pros

    The faculty and staff and friendly and welcoming

    Cons

    It's difficult to find a parking space on the 2nd level of the garage


  7. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    the best place to work

    Cons

    good environment and good place

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    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Connecticut part-time

    Pros

    UCONN was a great place to work! After working more than a certain # of hours, you receive paid sick time. Great as a student! Flexible job.

    Cons

    Pay is low compared to some other jobs


  9. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    A lot of straightforward work. Coworkers are nice and positive.

    Cons

    Work can be a bit repetitive at times.


  10. "Great palace to do research"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant

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

    Pros

    Exciting reaseach opportunitoes and no finding issues for GAs

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of