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University of Kentucky Reviews

Updated August 10, 2017
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  • Low pay as a Research Technician with a B (in 16 reviews)

  • Not a lot of room for advancement (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "A great place to work; if you're in for the long haul"

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

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

    Pros

    A vibrant community that works for the good of the Commonwealth. Some of the sharpest minds work here and it's exciting to be among them. For a public university, compensation and benefits are fair and competitive.

    Cons

    Political interests and domain protection often hinder moving the enterprise forward at its full potential. Because of long tenured employment, career advancement will take time. Funding constraints will continue to be a challenge unless an innovative financial model is instituted.


  2. "Fantastic Employer With Excellent Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible Schedules
    Excellent Health Insurance
    Room for Advancement
    Ample Opportunity for Professional Development

    Cons

    Low Merit Increases and Little Attention to Performance Based Incentives

  3. "Good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Laboratory Animal Technician in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Laboratory Animal Technician 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

    Great benefits, beautiful campus, health and wellness program, good healthcare, retirement benefits.

    Cons

    Pay is too low, moral and social work environment could improve.

    Advice to Management

    Management and moral could use some work


  4. "University of Kentucky Review"

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    • Senior Management
    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

    Ample opportunities to find a job that is suitable for you.

    Cons

    Needs more places to park.

    Advice to Management

    Create more places to park for employees and students.


  5. "STEPS MoveWell"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Kentucky part-time

    Pros

    Met a lot of interesting and friendly folks. Flexible hours. Accommodating management.

    Cons

    There are none that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  6. "Education is a business"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Kentucky full-time

    Pros

    Flexible timing
    Good benefits packet
    Great town to live in

    Cons

    Teaching faculty are treated like expendable commodities
    Poor pay for high quality work
    Exploitation by not paying for extra work extracted


  7. "Student Center Review"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Manager in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Warm and friendly staff. The job training is very approachable and it truly is a fun place to work. Offers multiple opportunities for advancement and growth in the workplace.

    Cons

    No real cons, this job is one of the best you can have!

    Advice to Management

    Keep the work environment friendly and determined: a great team!

  8. "good student job."

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    Former Employee - Student Library Assistant in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Student Library Assistant in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - good atmosphere and flexible hours

    Cons

    - low wages, even for a student (state minimum)


  9. "Excellent for graduate school"

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    Current Employee - PhD Candidate
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small university. Collaborative. Still has soft money.

    Cons

    Parking. University president. Travel reimbursements.


  10. "Great place to work if you find the right unit"

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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 (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible work schedule (assuming you have a reasonable supervisor), competitive pay for the local market. If you find the right unit, you will love working for UK. This organization is big, though, so finding the right fit within the university is important.

    Cons

    At the macro level, this is just a white boys club. It's hard to break through without being part of the rubbing elbows crew. Few opportunities for females at higher levels. If I want to progress in my field, I will absolutely have to move to another university. It seems to be the way of things for most in this university. UK does not do a great job of promoting its best talent. They've lost a lot in the 10 years I've worked here.

    Advice to Management

    Start promoting the right candidates.


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