Good people and hard-working job, but also low pay in the landscaping department
Landscape Worker (Current Employee) – Lawrence, KS – September 30, 2018
The atmosphere in the landscaping department at KU is some days good, but many days has bad vibes due to all staff members knowing that the department may get contracted out to a private business. On top of worrying about whether you'll be transferred to another department, but just thinking about the hard work you've put into this job and have no pay to show for it. The benefits are great, but their greatness is being blinded by the lack of a good-sized check.
It's a fun job that doesn't keep you locked inside all day. Enjoying the fresh air, even on bad weather days, is enough to make you thankful that you're not stuck at a desk like the secretary down the hall.
Good hard-days work, outside job, good coworkers, get to work at a beautiful and progressive university.
Lack of money from the university on the landscaping department, lack of equipment, lack of knowledgeable management, low pay for hard work.