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Eastern Kentucky University Reviews

Updated 13 January, 2015
Updated 13 January, 2015
19 Reviews
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  1.  

    Positive experience - if you can learn your place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eastern Kentucky University

    Pros

    It's truthfully just another job.

    Cons

    No compensation, few perks. You work, and you leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Decent place to start out at

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Richmond, KY (US)
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Richmond, KY (US)

    I worked at Eastern Kentucky University

    Pros

    I worked as an Administrative Assistant for several different departments for about half a year while I was a student there. The work was not hard, and they were always very generous if you needed time off and didn't really care if you took long lunch breaks or ate at your desk or even surfed Facebook/texted/etc. while you were on the clock

    Cons

    Some of my co-workers were very toxic (gossipy, loud, constantly fighting over who gets to tell me what to do--which was very confusing and stressful!) which is why I ultimately left, that and the pay was just minimum wage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please make it clear who is in charge of who, and make sure that the person you put in charge of new employees can actually teach others how to do their job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Learned a lot and met great people in the process.

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Richmond, KY (US)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Richmond, KY (US)

    I worked at Eastern Kentucky University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Graduated and really love this school!

    Cons

    No job opportunities at this college.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I assist with day to day operations

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eastern Kentucky University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    office culture, support, time-off policies, friendliness, leadership

    Cons

    cost of benefits, compensation, personal growth, personal relationships and job hiring

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Interesting environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Richmond, KY (US)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Richmond, KY (US)

    I have been working at Eastern Kentucky University (less than an year)

    Pros

    Helpful staff,friendly small town atmosphere

    Cons

    Can be conservative and snobbish

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the process of improving the atmosphere for conducive learning

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eastern Kentucky University

    Pros

    Good location, friendly and helpful staff.

    Cons

    Nice small university to study

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Plantation-Style Leadership

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Richmond, KY (US)
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Richmond, KY (US)

    I worked at Eastern Kentucky University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of the faculty and some of the staff are dedicated and competent.

    Cons

    Administration does whatever it wants, whenever it wants. Some units are privileged with new offices and thousands off dollars in perks, while others share offices in converted dorms and use hand-me-down technology. Don't try pointing out that the emperor has no clothes. They have been sued multiple times for failing to follow their own stated policies and procedures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat all academic units the same and don't privilege one over another.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Can be a laid back, fun culture--unless you're a minority--but can lead to a lot of drama

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eastern Kentucky University part-time

    Pros

    Laid back, fun (see exceptions)

    Cons

    LOTS of drama.
    Also a LOT of racism, sexism, homophobia, etc. If you're any kind of minority (and I'm including liberals in this group) you will most likely be miserable. I can't tell you the number of racist and sexist comments I've had to endure during my employment.
    If you're a hard-core conservative, white, male and love to dehumanize anyone who isn't just like you--you will fit right in. If not...STAY AWAY.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't know...maybe fire people who create a hostile environment instead of just standing around a listening to them and pretending you don't hear their comments? Take complaints seriously?
    Stop hiring jerks who think it's "funny," appropriate, or professional to constantly make other workers and students uncomfortable?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    I worked at the Environmental Research Institute. It was awesome.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eastern Kentucky University

    Pros

    Fun, dynamic environment with great people.

    Cons

    University bureaucracy made funding for projects difficult.

    Recommends

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