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Updated October 12, 2017
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  • Low pay as a Research Technician with a B (in 18 reviews)

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

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  1. "Low costs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Kentucky full-time

    Pros

    living expenses are not costly

    Cons

    low salary not appropriate on campus grad housing


  2. "Staff Support Associate"

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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

    Free tuition for 6 hours of courses per semester. Beautiful campus. Overtime pay available during admissions influx season.

    Cons

    Low starting wage. Work environment can be kind of hectic during busy times of year.

    Advice to Management

    Too much turnover in entry level positions. Bringing in new people all the time is difficult for those not moving into new positions after only a couple of months.

  3. "Drones welcome"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Kentucky part-time

    Pros

    Good pay and health benefits

    Cons

    Treated like a number and the parking is expensive and awful

    Advice to Management

    more parking


  4. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Kentucky full-time

    Pros

    Friendly people and environment. Helpful colleagues.

    Cons

    lack of resources in some research fields


  5. "Experience may vary"

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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 packages are offered

    Cons

    Parking is unnecessarily expensive for everyone - employees and students


  6. "Technical Support Specialist"

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    Current Employee - IT Technical Support Specialist
    Current Employee - IT Technical Support Specialist
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good benefits and insurance

    Cons

    tough to advance without "knowing" someone


  7. "Teaching Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    I teach and receive monthly stipend, health insurance and tuition waivers. The cost of living here is reasonable so little is much!

    Cons

    As a doctoral student in the business area, there aren't many banking or corporate internship/ job opportunities around here, making academia usually the only option.

    Advice to Management

    Could consider linking some interested doctoral students with non-academic jobs

  8. "Opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Lab 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

    Good opportunities to start up at entry level. They pay you the examinations if any is needed to be taken. You can manage your time, pay vacations and full benefits.

    Cons

    If you wanna keep growing in a career pathway you have to move to a different area. Only three people can leave the same day from the whole area so you have to schedule or reschedule sometimes your doctors appointments.

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "Linux System Administrator/ Software Developer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Kentucky full-time

    Pros

    work with diverse systems(hardware and software). get to apply computer science to real world problems.

    Cons

    Work can be very demanding sometimes.


  10. "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


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