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Updated Feb 19, 2014

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3.5 13 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

University of Alaska President Patrick Gamble

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78% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Competitive Salary

    Associate Professor (Former Employee) Anchorage, AK

    ProsHR accessible and friendly. Work conditions reasonable.

    ConsNo complaints to register. Enjoyed my time at UAA

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great organization but slow career path

    Programmer (Former Employee) Fairbanks, AK

    ProsGreat benefits
    Job security
    Friendly atmosphere
    Low Stress
    Small enough that what you do matters and you can see it.
    Lots of employees have been there for years so there is a lot of tribal knowledge to go around.

    ConsUniversity bureaucracy
    "Tenured" employees
    Old technology and processes
    Lack of training opportunities (especially in newer technologies)
    Can be hard for new people to be accepted (especially if they are from out of state) as there is an unspoken tendency to shun/avoid out-of-staters, but this is uniquely associated to being an Alaskan.
    Slow career path, in most cases the position above you has to be vacated for you to advance, that or transfer departments, or hope for a new one to be created(not likely).

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet with the times... stop not changing anything because that's riskier than trying new things.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Place, Good Pay (depending on department)

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Fairbanks, AK

    Prosgreat place to work depending on department
    nice people
    relaxed environment
    great advancement

    Consgood old boys club at the very top of the structure
    little flexibility in changing things

    Advice to Senior ManagementBring in new blood that is not politically relevant in Alaska in some way.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    An really interesting place to work, just watch your back.

    GEDDS Manager (Current Employee) Fairbanks, AK

    ProsThere are lots of intriguing projects. The possibility existes to be creative when solving problems. There is a good balance here between work and family. The Institute is always involved with cutting-edge research, so people who work here can often feel like inventors.

    ConsUniversity funding is limited, and sometims the staff is considered somewhat expendable. There is little effort to keep payscales in line with market rates, so it is always up to the employee to push for compensation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey need to think about staff as a resource to be developed, rather than a tool to be used or discarded. Managing a research institute as a business is a good idea, but there is a limit to how far that analogy can be pushed.

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