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University of Kentucky Reviews

Updated September 17, 2018
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Pros
  • "great benefits and health insurance" (in 55 reviews)

  • "The salary, benefits, and work-life balance available at UK are a very valuable part of the job" (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Great Gig!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Kentucky part-time

    Pros

    Great school and great people! Loved attending UK and working here.

    Cons

    Parking and administrative bloat

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  2. "Finaicial Aid Counselor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Kentucky full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere to work in, friendly students and staff, beautiful campus.

    Cons

    Payroll is very slow as is the hiring process overall.

    Advice to Management

    Payroll needs quicker turnarounds from problems. HR needs to move quicker for department and employee sake.

  3. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Kentucky part-time

    Pros

    Flexible with school schedule and homework
    Excellent coworkers

    Cons

    Traveling to the job can be a hassle if you live on the other side of campus


  4. "Lack of creativity, drive, and encouragement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at University of Kentucky full-time

    Pros

    The students are, usually, great.

    Cons

    UK is mostly comprised of individuals who have worked in their job for 20-30 years and will stay in it until they retire. Younger employees are not encouraged to flourish or be creative, it is very status quo. A lot of jobs exist just to suit the individuals who have been there forever and can't be fired.


  5. "Good Company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Kentucky full-time

    Pros

    great benefits and health insurance

    Cons

    state hospital, a lot of politics involved


  6. "SNAP-Ed Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Kentucky full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits , no holidays

    Cons

    If you don’t meet quota, can be problems. Too much like a sales position. Way too much paperwork.

    Advice to Management

    Help your employees out when you are aware that they’re struggling.


  7. "Office Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Kentucky part-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff, good benefits, great opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

  8. "pretty good place to live and work"

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

    I have been working at University of Kentucky full-time

    Pros

    low living cost, quiet environment

    Cons

    In the course of work, sometimes working efficiency is very high


  9. "Great for beginners"

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    Current Employee - Archaeologist in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Archaeologist in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Kentucky full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great colleagues, numerous resources, emphasis on education and research

    Cons

    Low pay, job uncertainty, micromanagement


  10. "Business System Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Kentucky part-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Friendly work environment

    Cons

    No Cons, limited technology exposure


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