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University of Kentucky Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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  • Low pay as a Research Technician with a B (in 17 reviews)

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

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  1. "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


  2. "Resident Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Kentucky part-time

    Pros

    The people and atmosphere helped me ease into the position and be successful in it.

    Cons

    I do not see any cons

  3. "scientist 1"

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

    I have been working at University of Kentucky full-time

    Pros

    There are good benefits, like cheap health insurance

    Cons

    Parking is a honestly stressful part of every day


  4. "Research Assistant Professor"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant Professor in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Research Assistant Professor in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Have all the rights as a tenure track

    Cons

    hard to promote to tenure track


  5. "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


  6. "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


  7. "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.

  8. "A very good university for both education and career"

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

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

    Pros

    supportive environment, very good city to live in

    Cons

    parking is a nightmare, you either get there by 6 or ride the bus

    Advice to Management

    Build more parking garages


  9. Helpful (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.


  10. "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


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