University of Central Arkansas
4.1 of 5 20 reviews
www.uca.edu Conway, AR 1000 to 5000 Employees

University of Central Arkansas Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
University of Central Arkansas – Conway – “College of Business Building”

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4.1 20 reviews

                             

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Tom Courtway

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89% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great opportunities if you seek them!

Graduate Assistant (Current Employee)
Conway, AR

I have been working at University of Central Arkansas part-time for more than a year

ProsWonderful school with lots of potential, small school + small town = great work life balance. If you are looking for opportunities to teach, broaden the minds of students, or help serve students in some capacity, this is the place to be.

ConsThe only negative thing I have to say about working at UCA is the lack of communication. I hope that in the near future things get better in this arena, but the lack of communication between departments and employees can be avoided if you are proactive, if not, then it probably still won't diminish your experience too much. It's just a cultural norm to be silo'd, but if that doesn't bother you, then this school is awesome! :)

Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage communication! The students and entry level employees do not know or care who you are because you don't talk to them like you're on the same team.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Working at the Student Center felt like being part of a family.

Computer Support Specialist (Current Employee)
Conway, AR

I have been working at University of Central Arkansas full-time for more than 5 years

ProsI was given the freedom to use my own ideas to solve tasks.
Everyone works together to accomplish tasks.
Leadership truly cares about their employees.
Hours are flexible to accommodate studies.

ConsChic-Fil-A and Pizza Hut are downstairs (Student Center), which makes eating healthy difficult. This could also be seen as a Pro.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe Student Center is doing things right. When I move on to work somewhere else, I will always remember this job fondly. Keep on this track and I feel that anyone to work here will feel the same. Thank you!

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

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I have had a great experience overall with UCA.

Executive Assistant to Our Adv Vice President (Current Employee)
Conway, AR

I have been working at University of Central Arkansas full-time for more than a year

ProsOur President Tom Courtway-he has integrity to make UCA a better institution better.

ConsSome of the downsides would be all of the media attention at times.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't judge a book by it's cover because there is so much more inside that holds integrity, hard work and loyalty. I have the experience you are looking for according to your job description.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Coordinator (Current Employee)
Conway, AR

I have been working at University of Central Arkansas full-time

ProsIt's a state job so you get a good 401k, 8 hours of vacation and sick time per month when starting. Great environment: overall local community of Conway Arkansas is a great place to live.

ConsSalaries tend to stay at entry level for a very long time, advancement only happens if you move from job to job by applying for new positions. It is very rare to advance in your own department without years and years of dedicated service. Faculty positions are very much the same with slow advancement in pay.

Advice to Senior ManagementStay on top of cola raises and start doing more merit raises as well as one time bonuses.

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

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Wage slavery pure and simple. They pay graduate assistants less than half the area average.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at University of Central Arkansas as a contractor

ProsAt times they hire people.

ConsThey pay next to nothing and treat employees very poorly.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay your employees fair wages and treat them with due respect.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Football Coach (Current Employee)
Conway, AR

I have been working at University of Central Arkansas full-time for more than 3 years

ProsWork Schedule was great in terms of time off.

ConsThere were none for me.

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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Greatest work environment!

I T (Current Employee)
Conway, AR

I have been working at University of Central Arkansas full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat atmosphere, supportive staff, exellent education benefits for employee and family.

ConsSalary, Not the place you want to work if money is priority in your life.

Advice to Senior ManagementSecure more funding for bonuses and raises to help with the increasing cost of living.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Graduate Assistant (Current Employee)
Conway, AR

I have been working at University of Central Arkansas

ProsThe people working there care about all facets of the university. All departments work together to complete tasks and enjoy what they are doing.

ConsSome of the downsides of working at the University of Central Arkansas would include: funds are not very plentiful and some workers are older and not trying to advance in their field.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Conway, AR

I have been working at University of Central Arkansas

ProsThe people and the community

ConsNarrow minds and narrow thoughts

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Friendly peers, bureaucratic upper management

Graduate Assistant (Current Employee)
Conway, AR

I have been working at University of Central Arkansas

ProsFriendly coworkers
Attractive campus
Great community
Supportive peers
Flexible work schedule
Many people in the staff have been working there for years

ConsThe pay is not the best, and raises are slow and small (but that's a government issue)
Not many great opportunities for advancement

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove the communication channels between the higher management and lower management. If not, then cut some off the levels in the middle to flatten the organizational structure.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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