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University of Louisville Louisville Reviews

Updated May 26, 2017
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University of Louisville President James R. Ramsey
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Pros
  • Great benefits, great support, excellent hours (in 24 reviews)

  • Great benefits and good work/life balance (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Generally Low Pay, Can be Difficult at Times (in 9 reviews)

  • So when the state is mandating budget cuts, it trickles down to the employees salary (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Office of Communications and Marketing"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Brand Marketing in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Director of Brand Marketing in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The university is not without its challenges, but the people that I work with are terrific coworkers and colleagues. There are no shortage of positive stories to tell, either.

    Cons

    However, budget concerns currently prevent the university and its employees from communicating its positive stories to the extent required to offset the negative press.

    Advice to Management

    Take your time to find the right person to succeed James Ramsey. In the meantime, know that the university is in good hands.


  2. "Teaching Assistant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Louisville full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great university for graduate study, i learned so many things by teaching and taking new classes, very friendly faculty and staff.

    Cons

    More research facilities should be included.

    Advice to Management

    Include more new materials for graduate level courses


  3. "Contract Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Contract Specialist in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Contract Specialist in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and good work/life balance

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities to advance


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  5. "graduate research assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good place to work at

    Cons

    bad people all around you

    Advice to Management

    not bad management, keep it up


  6. "Once you have good GPA and GRE, you'll be accepted"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a great place to work

    Cons

    It is somewhat relaxed. Most people don't work beyond 4:30pm and 5pm

    Advice to Management

    Management should periodically review upward the graduate student pay to meet the economic demand of he city


  7. "Postdoc"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Louisville, KY

    I worked at University of Louisville (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits; Good laboratory equipment; Can be a good collaborative environment if you know the right people

    Cons

    funding is tight; upper management has favorites that get better support; need more support for postdocs


  8. Helpful (1)

    "UL was a Great Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator Senior in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator Senior in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Louisville full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Annual leave, retirement contributions from the university

    Cons

    every time there is a budget cut, administrators wish to cut people. what a shame they don't recognize employees' worth. the HR administrator berated and belittled many program coordinators -- changing their status and treating them terribly, but she hasn't been at UL very long so how could she possibly appreciate a staff member's dedication?

    Advice to Management

    consider your people as an asset, not a liability.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good experiencie"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    From top-down, a spirit of innovation, collaboration and helping others flourishes in a strong culture and work environment

    Cons

    Spend more time on promising, hard-working staff members rather than promoting incompetent "yes" men!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Imcompetents managers


  10. "Quality improvement must be the first priority"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Louisville full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly and cooperative working environment, very good research and development facilities, a caring international center and well-developed library.

    Cons

    Administration is old fashioned in many cases, quality of undergraduate education isn't up to the level, salary is lower than the national average.

    Advice to Management

    Quality of both undergraduate and graduate studies should be improved, salaries must be increased and focus should be given in collaboration with other institutions.


  11. "Enterprise Programmer/Analyst IV"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enterprise Programmer Analyst IV in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Enterprise Programmer Analyst IV in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Louisville full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The university offers a fair compensation package that is in line with credentials and abilities. Path to advancement is clearly defined. Benefits are better than most I have heard of.

    Cons

    The environment tends to be rather politicized. This is understandable, given the educational environment.


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