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University of Connecticut Reviews

Updated April 22, 2017
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  • rursl setting makes it hard to attract graduate students and post docs (in 8 reviews)

  • Upper management isn't really helpful (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate/Teaching Assistant in Storrs, CT
    Current Employee - Graduate/Teaching Assistant in Storrs, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    You spend most of your time preparing for class and you get to determine when those times are mostly by your self. The teaching is enriching as you see students develop skills they did not have before.

    Cons

    The pay is very low. You are a student and that cast should also be factored in but you feel like you are being well underpaid for the work you do both in and out of the classroom.

    Advice to Management

    I feel like there should be less meetings but more pedagogy workshops to assist us in become better communicators overall


  2. "Good working environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Ph D Researcher in Storrs, CT
    Current Employee - Ph D Researcher in Storrs, CT

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

    Pros

    Uconn has very nice environment and very nice people. Feel happy to be there. But you need a car if you don't want to live on the bus line.

    Cons

    I enjoy coming to work everyday so having to mention a con is difficult. The growing pains can be frustrating at times but management is willing to listen and offer solutions.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Continue to grow and listen to your employees


  3. "Correctional Health Care"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Physician in Farmington, CT
    Former Employee - Principal Physician in Farmington, CT
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at University of Connecticut (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    interesting medical cases. inmates are entertaining

    Cons

    political everyone is expected to shut up and sit down even advocating for an inmate's health can be seen as a problem. HR is the worst, only concerned with management's issues not at all interested in understanding the employees point of view. they dodge union rules. they lie

    Advice to Management

    stop lying, value your employees


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  5. "Administrative Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Hartford, CT
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    work timings from 8-4 pm.
    Cool management.

    Cons

    gets boring after a while.
    less scope for leadership roles

    Advice to Management

    have few fun activities among the employees.


  6. "Great Place to Work - Good work life balance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Program Coordinator in Farmington, CT
    Current Employee - Administrative Program Coordinator in Farmington, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, positive atmosphere, good benefits
    Senior Management is open to suggestions and listens to problems.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room to grow, very difficult to be promoted, especially if you are a non-union employee

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within and be open minded to change


  7. "Graduate Student at UCONN"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Storrs, CT
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Storrs, CT

    Pros

    Great people to work with. I say this as the professors that you will be doing research with are top notch, and have studied at the best universities. The fellow graduate students you will interact with are also above average.

    Cons

    This place is located in a remote area of Connecticut. This is not near any major city, even if you count Hartford as a city which it is barely. The administration sucks and the research facilities are slowly improving.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the labs, improve the parking, improve your attitude towards student relations. If we work in an area with fume hoods that are constantly broken, and without access to the journals we need at the library what good is this school?


  8. "A great University to work at while a student"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Web Developer in Storrs, CT
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Storrs, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Everything: the culture, the people, the projects and the large budgets with little constraint with which we worked offered us flexibility and freedom.

    Cons

    Sometimes upper management seemed like they had been distanced from the first line employees and offered little interaction or advice, that is probably more a function of the intense schedules they held rather than their lack of interest

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, operating as a Public University isn't always the easiest in terms of the financial funding and transparency required but keep it up and keep UConn on the rise.


  9. "Student Administrative Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Off in West Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Off in West Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Treated as a student first and employee second, so exams and time management for homework came before non-time sensitive work tasks.

    Cons

    Minimum wage, very cold campus


  10. "Low pay for adjuncts and Cooperating teachers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor/Cooperating Teacher in Glastonbury, CT
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor/Cooperating Teacher in Glastonbury, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Overall, I love the students and feel appreciated by the professors with whom I work.

    Cons

    Low pay for adjuncts is true almost everywhere. However, for Cooperating Teachers, those public school teachers who host student teachers are paid a very small fee. Some colleges offer a free course every time you take a student teacher. That equals thousands of dollars and doesn't cost the University anything. It would pay off for the cooperating teacher in professional development, getting back after giving so much, and eventually an increase in salary after a certain number of credits are earned. We deserve that.

    Advice to Management

    Free course as compensation for taking on student teachers.


  11. "UCONN Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glastonbury, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glastonbury, CT

    I worked at University of Connecticut (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work - benefits, culture all positive.

    Cons

    No real cons overall good place to work - location is often difficult as it is far from most towns

    Advice to Management

    Invest in talent



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