Agriculture Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Lexington, KY – May 12, 2018
It was a great environment to work in. I had the opportunity to work along side other people with similar interests in the field of biology. I was able to perform research tasks such as data collection and entry.
Teaching Assistant or Primary Instructor (Former Employee) – Lexington, KY – August 7, 2017
The atmosphere at UK for teaching and graduate assistants was decent for me, but across the board I'd say it is inconsistent. I worked in a department that taught a lot of undergraduates and was paid well. In other departments that generate less revenue for their particular colleges, TAs or RAs may have worked longer hours than me and earned less. In some departments, TA lines cover student health and recreation fees, and in others they do not.
Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – Lexington, KY – August 5, 2017
Provide assistance to staff on 13 units, assist with patient declines and communicate with disciplines to ensure optimal care for the patient, assisting the nurses in skills, teaching new nurses, assisting with roll out of new equipment or procedures to the different areas
Network Estimator / Technician (Former Employee) – Lexington, KY – August 3, 2017
Never a set standard of how to do things. Always changing making it difficult which policy or standard to follow next. Forcing you to make a decision that may or may not be correct having to do it all over if it's wrong.
Nursing Assistant (Current Employee) – Lexington, KY – August 2, 2017
To take care of patients all day, working with the patient best part, worst part always working short of staff unsafe. management will try and get more help but upper management are very slow at the process.
Maintenance Technician (Current Employee) – Lexington, KY – July 25, 2017
very stressful place to work. communication sucks, you find out an hour before the end of your shift you need to stay for an outage that may last 3-8 hours. then you are expected to come in the next day regardless. not a very safe place to work, needle sticks from bags, and exposure to blood.
great place to work although i was extremely fortunate
institutional research/survey coordinator (Former Employee) – Lexington, KY – July 25, 2017
Mostly a great atmosphere depending on the supervisors. Working at a university affords the opportunity to interact with students occasionally. I graduated from the University of Kentucky so I loved being on campus.
Administrator II (Former Employee) – Lexington, KY – July 24, 2017
I found UKY to be a typical university. There is a lot of bureaucracy. I didn't feel appreciated by the university or even within my department. My boss was not interested in the employees as much as the boss's own research and writing aspirations. I also didn't like having to sit through long staff meetings that lacked leadership and resulted in no action. Even when action plans were made, they were rarely ever followed up on. The work environment was very much everyone for himself/herself. Relationships seemed disingenuous.
Able to work from home at times
Not stable and the management didn't care whether jobs continued or not
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) – Lexington, KY – July 21, 2017
Taught two composition classes and a creative writing classes. Decent work environment considering all the cuts. But still could be managed better and more efficiently especially from a financial perspective.