Knoxville - Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) – Knoxville, TN – April 18, 2018
Working at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville as a graduate student is stressful. You are vastly underpaid for the amount of work that you put in, and as soon as you finish one task, 8 more appear.
Quite a stressful environment a the University of Tennessee. The staff is very conservative and set in their ways, especially in the arts. Students are significantly overworked and in all the wrong areas.
Lecturer (Former Employee) – Knoxville, TN – April 12, 2018
I was really just getting into the swing of things before I left. I learned a ton from my colleagues, and the staff is really friendly and helpful. I think it takes time to learn how to balance job work/life. I was a lecturer at my alma mater where I started as a graduate teaching assistant, so there was not much further that I could advance, according to university policies.
On a daily basis, i would have to search through mounds of pressed dried plants and glue them to special paper for storing in the herbarium. The hardest part was dealing with gluing the Carex genus down on paper.
I worked as a work study student at the University of Tennessee. I was put in a role that related to my major and enjoyed my job. The job involved 3D print, laser cutting, microcontrollers, and woodworking. I worked to support students in their engineering projects - which was the best and worst part of the job. Some students were not proactive and wanted me to do the work for them a few days before their due date. Other students worked hard and managed their time well enough to have successful projects.
Administrative Coordinator I (Current Employee) – Knoxville, TN – April 5, 2018
I enjoy working at the University of Tennessee. I originally worked on the Ag Campus and transferred to the Main Campus. A typical day is "hitting the ground running" and meeting with the Dean to go over the tasks that need to be accomplished that day while also planning for scheduled special events.
Senior Secretary of the DCCT (Former Employee) – Memphis, TN – April 2, 2018
I enjoyed working with six doctors and the health team to coordinate patients schedules and to give them the best benefits. I worked with Microsoft Word and Excel. I set appointments, scheduled testing, data entry, inventory control, memo's and letters, customer service, and filing.
My job was very busy most day. I knew my job well because of the length of time that I was there. Management is like most company, I work with a diverse group of people which I enjoyed working with and learning about there culture. I didn't believe that there was a hard part of my job, I love what I was doing, The university made sure that if you wanted to further your education they would provide that for you. Offer different activity for the employees.
This job was easy to do, most of the time you could just sit at the desk and do your homework or watch Netflix. Depending on which part of campus you may or may not have a great supervisor, I was fortunate to have a great supervisor all three years.
Distant Learning Tech & Receptionist (Former Employee) – Jackson Tn. – March 12, 2018
I was a work study student. I enjoyed being able to work at the front desk greeting people and helping students. I later was given the chance to be a Distant Learning tech. The hardest part of my job was giving it up when I graduated !!! I helped the director call prospective students as well as work enrollment events. I love UTM!!
Bone Processor (Former Employee) – Knoxville, TN – March 12, 2018
Volunteered for the University as a bone processor. Worked with human remains and sterilized them for study. Handled and properly disposed of biohazards. Studied and handled human cadavers in different stages of decomposition. Sterilized instruments and lab before closing. Wrote daily report and time sheet.
Student Manager/Call Center Associate (Former Employee) – Knoxville, TN – March 10, 2018
The supervisor is really great! He is definitely willing to work with people on their schedule! The job was pretty easy as long as you paid attention during the training. The manual has all the answers anyone would ever need.