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The university of Kentucky is a great place to work. The benefits are greats. However, the lack of advancement is the reason why I am leaving. Departments can be hard to get into unless you know someone and people often don’t leave positions unless they retire so it’s the same people.
I worked in 2 different departments during my time at UK (research and clinical). Both teams were very inclusive, warm, encouraging and helped me train comfortably and were invested in my career. Always looked forward to my jobs!
Great place to work. Management works hard to provide a positive work environment. Department is overloaded with work and it is unevenly distributed. Not much training provided but current staff helps out new employees.
Do not micromanage
overloaded with projects
I'm a graduate student who has worked as a research assistant, teaching assistant, and other similar roles. I love UK for the most part. Good training, good opportunities, fair work/life balance, good student health insurance.
Student health insurance, work/life balance, good training, free tuition for funded graduate students
Grad student compensation is too low for the work that you do, but it is like that universally
I don’t know about truly working at UK, DLAR is hired by UK and from experience has a very poor management, they don’t care about their employees at all and is a very toxic place.Very strenuous work, very very repetitive to the magnitude that you will get pain and you might get in trouble if you go to workers pay. No flexibility with time off. In my experience DLAR does not care about Degree you will still get paid minimum. There is constantly people quitting and staff is very limited. I wish I would have known all of this before applying for this job.
Time off, Poor management, toxic place, people quit every month
Worked as a research tech, paid via grant money. No benefits and other such things, but I took the job for the experience in my field. Worked out great. Boss was great.
little to no micromanagement, flexibility of hours
No benefits(for my position)
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The benefits are good if they last. There is no room to move up. After 26 years. Too much favoritism. The hard workers get more work while the slackers get less it's backwards. No enforcement of rules. A lot lot of toxic employees
Bad pay especially for students and retirees.
Pay is a little lower than you'd like. Retirement and benefits are great. UK is so large that your overall experience heavily weighs on your relationship with your direct supervisor/manager. I have been fortunate enough to work with and for great people. For Healthcare, the culture is still one of independent control by physicians and very little interdisciplinary teamwork. Very little protocols exist or are used. Lower level Healthcare workers are pretty much ignored.
It was by far the worst job I’ve ever had. Was it the easiest job I’ve ever had, absolutely. But the time that was required by supervisors and the security department was insane. Mandatory overtime makes the job insane and pushes people away. Also no shift diff for later shifts.
Watch football games up close
Mandatory football games regardless of own schedule, so up to 16 hour days on your day off
I met so many different diverse people and I loved my job. However, there was no clear path for advancement, so I eventually had to leave UK in order to advance in my career.
Inclusive environment, great people
not as focused on productivity, parking is a nightmare
Rewarding place to work and lots of benefits and they do reward employees for their hard work and their contributions to their job. They always have contest and gifts to make work fun
Days off with pay
Very little sick time but promotes health
My experience with the Education Abroad Office on campus was great. As a student, the hours were flexible enough to work right after class and not feel stressed about it. The staff was very supportive and patient. I really felt like the team cared about me and my success.
team environment, experience, supportive co-workers, flexible hours
high turn-over in my role, due to it being a student position
I was a research assistant for completing my PhD. The stipend was high among the college but standard comparing to program in other universities. Culture is different from different department. For chemical engineering, it's pretty diverse but not as friendly to females as I would expect in a university.