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University of Kentucky Reviews

Updated October 15, 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. "Opportunity"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Linux System Administrator/ Software Developer"

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    • Senior Management
    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.

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

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    • Senior Management
    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


  4. 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.


  5. "Fantastic Employer With Excellent Benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "Good benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  7. "University of Kentucky Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Ample opportunities to find a job that is suitable for you.

    Cons

    Needs more places to park.

    Advice to Management

    Create more places to park for employees and students.

  8. "STEPS MoveWell"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Kentucky part-time

    Pros

    Met a lot of interesting and friendly folks. Flexible hours. Accommodating management.

    Cons

    There are none that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  9. "Education is a business"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Kentucky full-time

    Pros

    Flexible timing
    Good benefits packet
    Great town to live in

    Cons

    Teaching faculty are treated like expendable commodities
    Poor pay for high quality work
    Exploitation by not paying for extra work extracted


  10. "Student Center Review"

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

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

    Pros

    Warm and friendly staff. The job training is very approachable and it truly is a fun place to work. Offers multiple opportunities for advancement and growth in the workplace.

    Cons

    No real cons, this job is one of the best you can have!

    Advice to Management

    Keep the work environment friendly and determined: a great team!


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