University of Central Arkansas

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University of Central Arkansas Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
24 Reviews
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24 Reviews
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    positive experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Making a difference in the quality of life for Seniors. Having the freedom to be creative in my management style, being allowed to recruit and hire my own staff.

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility, limited resources. Below industry - standard income. Demands of job can become 24/7, 7 days a week dealing with employee issues.

    Recommends
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    Great opportunities if you seek them!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Conway, AR
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Conway, AR

    I have been working at University of Central Arkansas part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Wonderful 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Encourage 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  3.  

    I have had a great experience overall with UCA.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant to Our Adv Vice President in Conway, AR
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant to Our Adv Vice President in Conway, AR

    I have been working at University of Central Arkansas full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don'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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Student worker (in the office)

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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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    A lot of sitting down, not very much pressure, not very much *boss/*employee interaction but a lot of *Professor/*Student.

    Cons

    Base pay; Not many hours; not very helpful with experience in general

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  6.  

    Greatest work environment!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - I T in Conway, AR
    Current Employee - I T in Conway, AR

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Secure more funding for bonuses and raises to help with the increasing cost of living.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conway, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conway, AR

    I have been working at University of Central Arkansas

    Pros

    The people and the community

    Cons

    Narrow minds and narrow thoughts

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Not a bad place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Writing Tutor in Conway, AR
    Former Employee - Writing Tutor in Conway, AR

    I worked at University of Central Arkansas

    Pros

    I was able to set my own hours, work on homework on the clock and meet lots of new and interesting people.

    Cons

    Some students expected tutors to write papers for them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Writing Center Directors are amazing people.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great start

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Specialist Student Worker in Conway, AR
    Current Employee - IT Specialist Student Worker in Conway, AR

    I have been working at University of Central Arkansas

    Pros

    Learned a lot about troubleshooting computers and gives me need experience before I graduate. Great college compared to others I've been too.

    Cons

    You can not expect much as a student worker. I really don't have any complaints except that the students you work with are young and not self motivated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think management does what it is allowed to do to the best of its ability. Now when a president is chosen, I don't think the good ol' boy network should be considered.

    Recommends
  10.  

    UCA - The Center of Earning

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Conway, AR
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Conway, AR

    I worked at University of Central Arkansas

    Pros

    The location is great. Conway is located thirty five to forty minutes from Little Rock. If you live in Little Rock and work in Conway, you will be driving against traffic and should not run into any delays, unless of course there happens to be an accident. Conway is also a growing community with great schools should you decide to live in Conway.

    Cons

    The biggest problem was the availability, of lack of, parking. Depending on what time you arrive, you might need to allow an additional fifteen or twenty minutes just to find a parting spot. I do believe that the university is trying to address this issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Address the parking issue.

    Recommends
  11.  

    A great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Central Arkansas

    Pros

    Faculty are very nice, and always compliment me on how great of a job I do. My boss is awesome. You get the responsibility of making sure the building is clean for the following day. The benefits are really good. The students are nice too. Couldn't ask for a better place to work.

    Cons

    Salary isn't as good. Could be paid more for what we do. Parking is terrible, especially around Lewis Science. Can't seem to find a space when needed in faculty/staff parking areas due to the fact that students park there illegally. PD doesn't drive around enough around these areas to give tickets. Not enough recognition for doing a great job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the parking problem. Staff shouldn't have to drive around to find a space, then end up parking in the back parking lot, causing us to be late. We need a pay increase or at least a raise. Some kind of incentive for us working here. Make us feel like we make a difference working here.

    Recommends
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