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University of Kentucky Reviews

Updated December 10, 2018
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Pros
  • "great benefits and health insurance" (in 57 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "Low pay, job uncertainty, micromanagement" (in 22 reviews)

  • "Work environment can be kind of hectic during busy times of year" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Great Benefits for employees"

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    Current Employee - Staff RN in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Kentucky full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are fantastic. Very affordable health insurance, tuition discounts, they double your retirement contribution which is something I have never seen anywhere else. The retirement benefit alone is worth working here. Pay rates are very competitive for the area, shift diffs are available for nights/weekend shifts

    Cons

    parking is expensive (aprox $400-700/year depending on location) and the locations are inconvenient. Most nurses park at the football stadium and ride a bus to work.


  2. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Kentucky part-time

    Pros

    Lexington is a small and nice town.

    Cons

    Salary is not that much.

  3. "Patient access representative"

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

    I worked at University of Kentucky full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Casual fun environment. Nice team environment.

    Cons

    Have to leave office to be promoted.


  4. "Great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Kentucky full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible schedule, and optional overtime.

    Cons

    Always adding additional responsibilities without additional pay


  5. "Really good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Kentucky part-time

    Pros

    Has an excellent quality of teaching

    Cons

    N/A. I do not have any complaints


  6. "postdoc scholar"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    salary is not the highest

    Cons

    benefit in not bad at all


  7. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Kentucky full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good City, Good University, good environment

    Cons

    It is cold in winter

  8. "Current STEPS employee at UK for over 2 years."

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    Current Employee - Remote Medical Coder CPC in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Remote Medical Coder CPC in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I like working at UK because they are a diverse organization that values and shows appreciation for their employees, even the temporary ones. Once hired, the benefits are superior and the salary is fairly competitive. Even with the recent budget cuts over the past couple of years, they've found a way to still post a few permanent positions and give a slight salary increase to the permanent employees, another (tangible) indication of the appreciation they show. Department heads send emails regularly showing how well the department is doing and expressing their gratitude for work well done.

    Cons

    It can take a few years to get hired as permanent.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to acknowledge excellence and you will keep excellent staff.


  9. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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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 full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    GREAT Healthcare at UK facilities (Better than plan provided by parents, and free for graduate students)
    Continually improving facilities
    Employee / student events
    Excellent curriculum
    Assistantships available
    Friendly and helpful faculty mentors

    Cons

    Normal graduate student workload
    Stipends vary depending on department funding

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  10. "Heart Failure"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Kentucky full-time

    Pros

    colleagues, commute time, opportunities for research

    Cons

    lack of administrative support, lower salaries