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Updated November 13, 2017
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  • low pay, slow to change anything (in 9 reviews)

  • There are a lot of things that take a long time to accomplish to get through "red tape" and redundancies in place to comply with State and federal laws (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Student Worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Connecticut part-time

    Pros

    Great flexibility, decent pay, easy work environment

    Cons

    Almost to easy you can get trapped in the system


  2. "Graduate assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Storrs, CT
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Storrs, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours possible, covered under graduate union contract, good benefits

    Cons

    Higher costs of living, more funding available for teaching assistantships vs. research

  3. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Connecticut part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good work environment, understanding staff

    Cons

    Frustrating work at times, high volume of phone calls


  4. "Student Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    It's a very friendly and fun environment. With a staff of only 40 or 50, you will quickly become familiar with most employees. Serving the customers is satisfying work.

    Cons

    Can feel overwhelming during warm weather when hundreds of guests pass through.


  5. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at University of Connecticut as a contractor

    Pros

    Being a Research Assistant at UConn gives a tuition wavier.

    Cons

    Parking facilities and health insurance can be improved.


  6. "Research"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Storrs, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Storrs, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good insurance, good benefits , Great work life balance .

    Cons

    Not enough funds and not a lot of growth opportunity .


  7. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Connecticut full-time

    Pros

    Work with a multitude of people from diverse backgrounds

    Cons

    Awful parking selection, a lot of construction

  8. "Student Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Connecticut part-time

    Pros

    Very easy job, involves interacting with students and faculty, hours allow you to tailor them to your own schedule

    Cons

    Pay is minimum wage but understandable


  9. "Graduate Assistant/Instructor"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Storrs, CT
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Storrs, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get some teaching experience which makes you have a higher chance to be hired in another school

    Cons

    Teaching load is too heavy

    Advice to Management

    reduce teaching load


  10. "Residential Life"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Connecticut part-time

    Pros

    School Spirit
    Community Support
    Benefits

    Cons

    Work and life balance can sometimes take a hit


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