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University of Kentucky Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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  • Low pay as a Research Technician with a B (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. "Undergraduate Researcher"

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    Current Intern - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Intern - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Kentucky as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Professional, Flexible, Rewarding, Fun, Exciting

    Cons

    Busy, Tedious at times, Long

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing great research.


  2. "easy college job for math majors"

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    Former Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Lexington, KY
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Lexington, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible, standard hours. lots of pizza

    Cons

    occasional night shifts during finals


  3. "great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Enterprise Systems Engineer in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Enterprise Systems Engineer in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    i worked with a great group of highly competent co-workers; friendly to opposing views

    Cons

    it was slow going trying to get new projects and processes in place

    Advice to Management

    upper management needs to pay attention to the inattentiveness and somewhat incompetency of middle management


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  5. "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.


  6. "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


  7. "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


  8. "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.


  9. "Outstanding Employer"

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    Former Employee - Benefits Team Lead in Lexington, KY
    Former Employee - Benefits Team Lead in Lexington, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The best benefits I've ever had! 200% retirement contribution match. PTO.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than other places in the industry. Raises are fairly low


  10. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    I worked in the Entomology department and instantly had hands on experience training and research with laboratory equipment.

    Cons

    Honestly no real con to work here. Apply today for hands on experience in lab work.

    Advice to Management

    Continue hiring well minded people. You are already doing a lot for the students at University of Kentucky.


  11. "TA"

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

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

    Pros

    All the professors are very supportive

    Cons

    It is not very efficient


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