I love who I work with and I love my boss. Everyone is typically in a good mood and they are always eager to help. I continue to learn more about my craft every day and I am encouraged to do so. The hardest part is the students; sometimes they can be unpredictable and it may lead to an uncomfortable situation, but overall they are very pleasant to work with.
Accounting Specialist III (Current Employee) – Knoxville, TN – January 16, 2019
I love working for UT, the benefits are great and works well with me being a single mom. I have learned a lot about different cultures. I don't get to travel so I don't necessarily get to see the world. We live in such a small part of the world. I've learned more about VISA's, hiring people from other countries. My work load seems like a lot but I came from a larger department at UT so I know how to prioritize and I'm efficient. My work load consist of: New Hire paperwork; posting job positions for the department; I-9 everification, processing J-1 Visa's and H-1B Visa's; biweekly and monthly time entry; over see seminar speakers and process their travel; receive and pay invoices; take care of the travel for the students, staff, and faculty for the department; pay changes for student, staff, and faculty; assist with anyone and everyone who needs assistance; deposits; petty cash reimbursements; and I'm backup for the purchasing and receiving of packages.
Intramural Official (Former Employee) – Knoxville, TN – January 8, 2019
As a referee, you must be able to keep up with fast pace games. The atmosphere of college students playing sports for fun is always great to watch. I learned how important it is to have intramurals in college life because it can be a great way to be active!
Object and success oriented per day. I learned how to be a better communicator. I discovered that I have a passion for growing agricultural crops. The culture was great and the managers were forgiving when mistakes were made. The people made the daily operations and job enjoyable.
Aprendiz (Former Employee) – Knoxville – November 28, 2018
Eu aprendi a introdução a biologia , com diversas aulas praticas , além de zoologia e morfologia com animais vertebrados e invertebrados entre diversas outras materias durante o curso que durou aproximadamente 4 meses.
IT Specialist II (Current Employee) – Knoxville, TN – November 27, 2018
A University environment is unique. A hard charging type individual will find slow periods difficult. Also, many of the "supervisors" have never worked outside of UTK.....and it certainly shows. Co-workers with attendance issues and work-life balance problems are rampant with little or no repercussions. You can easily get stuck with poor leadership and ineffective co-workers. Salaries can also stagnate for years at a time.
Bad supervisors and subpar staff can rarely be dismissed.
Field Technician (Former Employee) – Lower Lake, CA – November 20, 2018
I only worked there for them for a short amount of time as a contractor, and with a few people. my supervisor was very pleasant and made sure my duties were straight forward. The hardest part was working at a field station with no wifi and nearly no service everywhere.
Working at the University of Tennessee is about what you would expect. Lots of big wigs with power and an agenda driven by state politicians and the board of trustees. There are some great HR benefits working here and lots of good programs for employees but the school is very much a rigid system so if you work here in any department expect to be expected to do things a certain way even if you aren't given specific directions.
Adjunct instructor in political science (Former Employee) – Martin, TN – November 9, 2018
I was employed for one semester in 2002 as an adjunct instructor for political science at the University of Tennessee at Martin. Therefore, I consider my experience to be to long in the past to be pertinent.