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University of Tennessee Tennessee Reviews

Updated September 14, 2017
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  • no benefits, low pay, unable to become full time (in 16 reviews)

  • no cons, I've had a great experience (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "happy during my time there"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    great benefits especially if stay long-term

    Cons

    since big university, paperwork was a little slow at the beginning (also was hired in the summer)


  2. "Resident Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Live where you work, large staff, lots of amenities provided.

    Cons

    You always have to be available to residents and certain hours are bad.

    Advice to Management

    Keep in mind your experience as either a resident or resident assistant when implementing policies.

  3. "Excellent Opportunity"

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    Former Contractor - GTA in Knoxville, TN
    Former Contractor - GTA in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Tennessee as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity, reasonable workload, friendly employees, nice work environment, and accommodating

    Cons

    Staff Parking not offered to contract employees.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  4. "Postdoctoral Research Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    low living cost, quiet and peace

    Cons

    small city, less developed, less job opportunities


  5. "Great Place to Work while in School"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Family environment made it a place to look forward to between classes!

    Cons

    Morning shifts start at 5am; if you can handle getting up early it's a great way to replace sleep with money :)


  6. "Impressive University, Campus is a Work in Progress"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    UT has several excellent programs to be a part in. The University partners with Oak Ridge National Lab and other innovative and impressive projects. Also Knoxville is like a little city that could - these days it's really great!

    Cons

    Campus is undergoing a lot of renovation these days, and it's annoying to get around. Once the renovations are completed it will be worth it (probably?)

    Advice to Management

    Don't let the crazy conservative Tennessee General Assembly keep you from doing the work of the world-class University you know you can be! Also perhaps implement basic minimum wage for all employees.


  7. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Tennessee full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment and professors, staff

    Cons

    OIT staff should have minimum experience to help studnets

    Advice to Management

    They have to improve the OIT services more. The staff should be experienced

  8. "a good university"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Knoxville, TN

    I have been working at University of Tennessee full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    UT has advanced research facilities

    Cons

    The location of UT is not a big cities, so it do not have many job opportunities


  9. "Best Job!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Tennessee full-time

    Pros

    Great Pay and Benefits, Always have career opportunities , Staff only Parking areas

    Cons

    I didn't have any cons!


  10. "GRA review from someone who was an undergrad and is now grad at UT"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Tennessee full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful campus and surrounding area/city, most professors are nice and willing to talk whenever they aren't busy, stipend is okay, there is the perfect amount of hands-on/hands-off attention given to graduate students. As long as a graduate student is making progress and doing okay, all that professors really require are status updates. If a graduate student needs assistance, all he/she needs to do is ask, and professors are willing to accommodate.

    Overall excellent experience so far.

    Cons

    The actual overall UT administration can be politically correct at times, but not anywhere near as much as some other places.

    Advice to Management

    Keep letting departments manage themselves the way they are right now. Make sure to place an emphasis on both teaching and research.


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