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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. "Wonderful institution for Agricultural studies"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Many of campus based organizations to help students succeed not only inside but outside the classroom as well. Instructors really go the extra mile to ensure students learn efficiently

    Cons

    Could certainly use much more diversity amongst general student body. Not much representation of minority groups (Asian, African American, Native American, Hispanic etc. ) throughout campus


  2. "Have faith in the UK Healthcare initiative. UK sets standards to promote the best patient experience possible."

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    Former Employee - No Comment in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - No Comment in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and discounts are outstanding! Retirement is 200% match. Tuition assistance is the best you will ever receive. Pay is so-so.

    Cons

    Depends on the department you work in. There are some areas that are heavy in office politics and if you mix that with poor interpersonal and professional skills it can get unnecessarily stressful. There is entirely too much favoritism. Some employees aren't held to the same standards as others on their team. There is also a lot of bully-like behavior that is permitted and it causes hostile working conditions. Very strict time management. Employees are given occurrences even if only a minute late. Employees must pay for parking. Very difficult to transfer to work in another department. Too much held on "who you know".

    Advice to Management

    Clean up employee behavior. Strive to create a peaceful work environment.

  3. "call center leader"

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    Former Employee - Call Center Lead in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Call Center Lead in Lexington-Fayette, KY

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

    Pros

    great work atmosphere. flexible schedule

    Cons

    you have to deal with angry alumni.


  4. "Great TA experience!"

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

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

    Pros

    Good stipend and great people.

    Cons

    Temporary position, competitive, and sometimes lacks structure.

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. "CNA"

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    Current Employee - CNA in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - CNA in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    You have to pay for parking


  6. "A good university, limited oppotunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Kentucky full-time

    Pros

    A suitable size city with all convenient facilities, low crime rate, mainly consisted of educated people

    Cons

    There are limited industry opportunities. If you want to find a job outside university, you mist move to other places


  7. "Resident Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Resident Advisor
    Former Employee - Resident Advisor
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great work environment and team, enjoyed helping other students grow at UK, flexible with class schedule

    Cons

    Can be a large time committment at times but other than that it was a wonderful experience!

  8. "Good Place to Work"

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

    I worked at University of Kentucky full-time

    Pros

    The location of the University, in beautiful Lexington, KY, and the friendly and helpful employees cannot be beat. Additionally, the fringe benefits (generous retirement plan, paid leave for vacation and holiday) are really great.

    Cons

    The University can be a bit stingy not only with regard to salaries, but with reimbursement, etc. The academic administration and the staff administration often seemed at odds, creating a strange dichotomy in the workplace at a university. However, the University is a good place to work.


  9. "Good place to work, excellent benefits"

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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

    Pros

    Excellent 403b matching, good work life balance, education benefit

    Cons

    Pay, not much room for advancement.


  10. "RN"

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    Current Employee - Staff RN in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Kentucky full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits Great benefits after 5 years

    Cons

    over work, no enough staff, high patient load and acuity

    Advice to Management

    yes


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