University of Central Arkansas Reviews

Updated May 5, 2015
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  1. I work in one of the best departments with great faculty and staff.

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Conway, AR
    Current Employee - Administrative in Conway, AR

    I have been working at University of Central Arkansas full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The students. And every day I learn something new.

    Cons

    The upper administration makes sure they give 5hemselves very healthy raises every year. Faculty make considerably less than average compared to other schools it's size. And many staff live in poverty.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget the reason the university exists. It's the faculty and staff that keep the system going. It's about the students. Not the good old boy system.


  2. Good people, poor support

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor

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

    Pros

    Some really great people depending on your department. Excellent benefits particularly 401k contributions. It's a pleasant atmosphere to work in.

    Cons

    Administration has some issues. It seems that there is still some corruption in the upper management. Staff and faculty seem to be a low priority in the view of the administration as salaries are low and raises are almost nonexistent. This would be understandable in the context of financial constrains on the school, but administration routinely give themselves large raises.

    Advice to Management

    It is likely a calculated risk on the administration's part to keep staff compensation down, but it will only hurt the organization in the long run.


  3. Student worker

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Conway, AR
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Conway, AR

    I worked at University of Central Arkansas part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -You can earn money while in school. -Easy tasks.

    Cons

    -No clear goal. -Not so many positions are available.


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  5. The University of Central Arkansas is a good place for some people to work, but not for others.

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    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Conway, AR
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Conway, AR

    I have been working at University of Central Arkansas

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    UCA offers tuitiion reimbursement, so you can continue your education. They have some great Masters level and PhD level programs. The workout facility is nice and the campus is beautiful.

    Cons

    UCA is a challenging place for minorities. Also, you are often required to work a huge amount of overtime without being compensated.

    Advice to Management

    Have your management lever personnel take a management course where they are informed of the laws regarding weekly work schedules. Also, upper management needs to be trained on topics pertaining to diversity and race relations.



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