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University of Kentucky Reviews

Updated February 20, 2017
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  • low pay, training received, room to advance in some depts (in 15 reviews)

  • Not a lot of room for advancement (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Terrific benefits, mediocre leadership"

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in Lexington, KY
    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in Lexington, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Kentucky full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are great such as insurance and lots of paid vacation time

    Cons

    Leadership was in massive transition, and organization didn't realize if it was coming or going. Some poor decisions were made in transition.


  2. "OR staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    benefits, 401k, free tuition

    Cons

    low pay, training received, room to advance in some depts


  3. "Resident Advisor"

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

    I worked at University of Kentucky part-time

    Pros

    Good for developing communication and leadership skills

    Cons

    Having to work around school


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  5. "Good environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Kentucky full-time

    Pros

    nice people, nice building, relax and free!

    Cons

    too cold somedays, it feels like just winter and summer.


  6. "Great University"

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

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

    Pros

    Very good chemical and materials engineering department. Lots of research opportunities.

    Cons

    overall ranking of the university is still medium. Needs to go up.


  7. "Web Developer (Student)"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, great coworkers, wonderful administration, located on campus

    Cons

    Lacks competitive pay, horrible parking situation


  8. "Post-Doctoral Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Kentucky full-time

    Pros

    Lexington is a great place to live. UK has the best medical system in this region. As a full-time employee of UK, the benefits of the medical care could save you a lot of money.

    Cons

    The living cost here is very high, housing and grocery are very expensive due to the old money rich people who own horse parks here. Also a lot high-income hospital doctors and NRs.


  9. "Very nice people and very good experience"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Lexington, KY
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Lexington, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Time is flexible, working at UK is fun and I learned a lot from my colleagues.

    Cons

    Payment is enough but not very high


  10. "Good university"

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

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

    Pros

    Good location and convenient neighborhood

    Cons

    Far from big cities and not very open

    Advice to Management

    More open to international students


  11. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Kentucky full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly staffs, gained good experience and got paid on time

    Cons

    Salary is low comparing to other departments.



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