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Reviews for The University of Tennessee

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
4.05
Support from management
3.90
Teamwork
3.95
Freedom to work independently
4.30
Internal Communication
3.75
Office / Work Environment
4.37
Environmental Friendliness
4.47
Work-Life Balance
4.05
Challenging Work
3.55
Inclusive / Diverse
4.20

Career factor

Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.25
Career Development
3.50
Overall compensation for your work
3.20
Company Image
4.20
Job Security
4.10
Handicapped Accessibility
4.47
Workplace Safety
4.63
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 4 of 20 reviews Parking in 4 of 20 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 6 of 20 reviews Stock or equity options in 2 of 20 reviews 401(k) in 10 of 20 reviews Onsite daycare facility in 5 of 20 reviews No reimbursed daycare Ability to work remotely in 3 of 20 reviews Desirable office location in 5 of 20 reviews Tuition assistance in 11 of 20 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 6 of 20 reviews 401(k) Match in 9 of 20 reviews Flexible spending account in 6 of 20 reviews Paid time off in 12 of 20 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 12 of 20 reviews Relocation allowance in 1 of 20 reviews Life insurance in 10 of 20 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 8 of 20 reviews Free (company provided) Meals in 3 of 20 reviews Health and wellness programs in 9 of 20 reviews Employee discounts in 9 of 20 reviews Vehicle allowance in 1 of 20 reviews Employee events in 9 of 20 reviews Pet friendly/Pets allowed in 2 of 20 reviews Fitness center on site in 7 of 20 reviews Free Snacks/Drinks in 1 of 20 reviews
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  • 03.Apr 2019
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • I think the main thing is communication. I think that is the main problem in any job.

What I like about the company

I have been a receptionist in three different areas of the University. Sitting at the front desk and meeting new people is the highlight of my day. There are some people that do not want this job but I actually love what I do.

What I dislike about the company

Being the receptionist of the office, there are times when I feel like I am being left out of the loop with the other people in the offices here. They come and go and do their job but sometimes I need to know when they are coming and going in case the boss needs to know where they are or someone call for them and I have no idea where there are physically. It gets frustrating at times. This does not include all of my co-workers.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    The University of Tennessee
  • City
    Chattanooga
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
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Suggestions for improvement

  • The pay is the main thing that should be raised. We get raises but they could be higher. Overall, I am happy where I am.

What I like about the company

I have been at UT for 20+ years and it has been a great experience. Sometimes very challenging work load but I have enjoyed the challenge (for the most part).

What I dislike about the company

I wish the pay was more comparable to outside companies and even across the various campuses.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Paid time off is offered
  • Company
    The University of Tennessee
  • City
    Knoxville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Make the pay equal across all campuses.

What I like about the company

I have enjoyed working here the past 20 years. It can be a challenging job but we are encouraged to take time off and we get extra time at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

What I dislike about the company

The pay rates are not equal among the same job titles. They are working on it, but not sure if a raise will come out of it.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    The University of Tennessee
  • City
    Knoxville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered
  • 07.Aug 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • some of the buildings are a little outdated

What I like about the company

I receive free tuition for college courses!

What I dislike about the company

The workload. I sit around a lot.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    The University of Tennessee
  • City
    Knoxville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 27.Jun 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Update the buildings that already exist. Some are very out dated and could use some paint and new carpet.

What I like about the company

I'm taking college classes in the Fall and my bosses are completely supportive. I receive great paid time off and sick time so I can take care of my children.

What I dislike about the company

My pay is low. I would like to be able to match the pay of the other departments on campus.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    The University of Tennessee
  • City
    Knoxville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 25.Jun 2018
  • Employee

What I like about the company

UTC has amazing opportunities for students who want to grow and develop their skills while working for the college as they finish the masters and other secondary education. It was hard to get a position but it is rewarding when you do!

What I dislike about the company

Need better work environment for graduate students. An office with computers and printing would be amazing so that we can work for our professors at a set time and be able to manage our own work as well.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered
  • Company
    The University of Tennessee
  • City
    Chattanooga
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Apprentice
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • I honestly can't think of any policies or whatnot that should change. Safety is a big focus, the equipment is excellent, people are helpful...it is an all-around great place to work.

What I like about the company

Everyone here, from professors to administrative staff to students, seems incredibly friendly and helpful. With these types of people, collaboration is much more pleasant. There NUMEROUS diverse research projects currently underway, which provides avenues for developing useful and marketable skills in whichever area is of interest.

What I dislike about the company

While it is a wonderful place to work, the salary is not what I would have hoped.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    The University of Tennessee
  • City
    Knoxville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Some buildings need improvement/updates.

What I like about the company

They are very welcoming and encouraging. They support each other. Very laidback.

What I dislike about the company

I dislike my pay. The part of the University I work for receives lower pay the the other parts.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    The University of Tennessee
  • City
    Knoxville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 04.Jun 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Better leadership and communication

What I like about the company

My work is rewarding as I get to work and interact with a variety of college students every day training home and helping them grow personally and professionally

What I dislike about the company

Lack of communication, lack of leadership, poor opportunity to improve my own skills, lack of work-life balance

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00
  • Company
    The University of Tennessee
  • City
    Martin
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • More affordable & available parking for those who teach courses.

What I like about the company

I enjoy getting to work with motivated students. I like not being micromanaged.

What I dislike about the company

Parking is a nightmare; it is expensive and the odds of getting a space are less than 50/50 at peak hours.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    The University of Tennessee
  • City
    Knoxville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee