University of Kentucky Reviews

Updated Aug 12, 2020

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4.1
86%
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93%
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University of Kentucky President Dr. Eli Capilouto
Dr. Eli Capilouto
309 Ratings
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  • "low pay, mandatory out of work meetings(in 34 reviews)

  • "Cheap cost of living in Lexington helps to offset this though(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "SCRC"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Archivist in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Kentucky part-time

    Pros

    flexibility, hours, always something new

    Cons

    low pay, hours during class time

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  2. "It depends on your Lab PI. Mine was great."

    5.0
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Lexington, KY

    I worked at University of Kentucky full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with in enriching environment.

    Cons

    Entry level difficult as field is very competative and gruelling.


  3. "grad school ta"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant 

    I worked at University of Kentucky part-time

    Pros

    good health coverage, easy transportation

    Cons

    low salary, no choice, long working hours

  4. "Great people, beautiful campus"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Faculty Lecturer in Lexington, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Kentucky full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People are caring, campus is beautiful and benefits are great (especially healthcare options).

    Cons

    None specifically about UK, but funding is tight for higher ed in general.

  5. "Great benefits"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Kentucky full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible scheduling, great co-workers

    Cons

    Some of the units are understaffed

  6. "Image Record Specialist"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Image Record Specialist 

    I worked at University of Kentucky full-time

    Pros

    great benefits at this company

    Cons

    hard to move up at this company

  7. "Fine"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Kentucky full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nothing particularly special. It is in a nice town.

    Cons

    Nothing particularly special here either. Just a college.

  8. COVID-19

    "Get in & Stay in"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Staff Support Associate II in Lexington, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Kentucky part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Can be hard to get your foot in the door, but once it's in expect to want to stay...benefits not offered to part-time employees, but tons of growth opportunities are. Enjoyed the culture and working with folks from diverse backgrounds.

    Cons

    No hazard pay for COVID-19 (yet) Impossible to prove that you contracted COVID-19 from UK unless you have direct patient care

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  9. "flexible"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Kentucky part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    flexibility, friends, access to gym

    Cons

    low pay, mandatory out of work meetings

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  10. "Grow and develop in a welcoming environment"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Kentucky full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great professors, great labs, and access to the uk butcher shop for affordable meats.

    Cons

    Short notice on some assignments.

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