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University of Kentucky Reviews

Updated March 25, 2017
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  • low pay, training received, room to advance in some depts (in 15 reviews)

  • While the University as a whole is dealing with budget cuts, the athletics dept (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Application Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Kentucky full-time

    Pros

    Tons of PTO/holiday times. Health insurance benefits are very affordable and complete.

    Cons

    Parking stinks. Very difficult to get meaningful salary increases without leaving. Typical government policy and procedure overload.


  2. "Job Security Comes Into Question"

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    Former Employee - Customer Relations Associate in Lexington, KY
    Former Employee - Customer Relations Associate in Lexington, KY
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The job was pretty laid back and had a good amount of downtime. If you lik talking to people, it is definitely a good job to have.

    Cons

    -Management is pretty much non-existent.

    -Co-workers determine your job security. You could do nearly everything right and because of not satisfying co-workers, you can be terminated.

    -Pay starts low, unless you can show you have significant customer service experience; although, shift differential is a plus and weekend pay on any hour after 3.30 p.m. working at 12:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. shift

    Advice to Management

    Please take the time to be more transparent between a new hire and co-workers. Address both sides of the situation. Telling a new hire that they did something wrong or "people were saying things about you", but not with whom so it cannot be addressed; does not really help productivity. Co-workers should never decide the fate, as they have no idea how to manage.


  3. "Not what you know but who you know"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits- health insurance couldn't be beat, awesome retirement plan, great co-workers

    Cons

    Education and experience did little to help you to advance as less qualified people were often placed in positions they weren't qualified simply because of who they knew.

    Advice to Management

    Don't base decisions on friendships; don't micromanage


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  5. "Business Outreach"

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

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

    Pros

    Senior level administration is very engaged in working to bring the campus buildings and residence halls to a modern level. Strong school spirit amongst faculty, students and staff.

    Cons

    Pay isn't great, although much better than most in the area - not good when compared to peer institutions. Sometimes feels as if too much focus is on the health sciences and the rest of the university is second fiddle.

    Advice to Management

    Put a plan in place to better compensate the staff and faculty who make it all work for students to succeed.


  6. "Nurse Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancement
    Tuition assistance
    Retirement savings employer matching
    Many types of nursing jobs
    Career development opportunities
    Best option for nursing career in the region
    Many opportunities for involvement in mid-level decision-making for staff
    New facilities are very nice to work in

    Cons

    Hospital overall is physician-centric, moving toward patient satisfaction-centric
    Not patient or RN focused
    Most positions require you to take on responsibilities above and beyond your job description frequently.
    Staffing for patient care is poor.
    Many layers of middle management
    Physicians are allowed to bully and manipulate and are usually catered to. The bigger the personality, the more often they get their way
    Older facilities are difficult to care for patients in


  7. "Researcher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Kentucky full-time

    Pros

    Lots of academic resources, quite and more appropriate place for a family and senior people.

    Cons

    Boring place for young people and inconvenient for traveling. Some labs are political, not doing science.


  8. "research assistant"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    phd students get their reasonable 'payment'

    Cons

    location is bad if you want to get involved with the rest of the world.


  9. "APP"

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    Former Employee - Physician Assistant in Georgetown, KY
    Former Employee - Physician Assistant in Georgetown, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefit package
    Work with good employees most of the time

    Cons

    Parking was horrible
    Unrealistic goals and hours of work

    Advice to Management

    Work with your employees


  10. "Assistant professor of medicine"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good clinical cases, good neighborhood

    Cons

    Limited ir support. Busy service


  11. "UK"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Great coworkers
    -Great benefits package
    -Ability to move up or in different departments if desired

    Cons

    -Parking (you'll likely have to pay upwards to $500 a year to park, not for a designated spot...but to try to park. If you're not here by 8:30AM, good luck!
    -Average Pay



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