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Graduate research assistant

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Former Employee - Graduate Student  in  South Fairbanks, AK
Former Employee - Graduate Student in South Fairbanks, AK

I worked at University of Alaska Fairbanks part-time for more than 3 years

Pros

I got to travel across Alaska, and the rest of the US and Canada. There is also a lot of funding sources for research. Loved my advisor and fellowship cohort. Great place to learn and explore.

Cons

Fairbanks can be cold and feel isolated. The water on campus is really gross. Also, housing is expensive.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Fostering a healthy environment with lots of activity and rewarding salaries helps purple enjoy living here.

Recommends
Positive Outlook

Other Reviews for University of Alaska Fairbanks

  1.  

    UAF is going downhill from a staff perspective

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fairbanks, AK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairbanks, AK

    I have been working at University of Alaska Fairbanks full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits (tuition, health incentives)
    Flexibility (depending on supervisor)
    Stimulating environment
    One of the biggest employers, and once you're "in the system" you can move within it

    Cons

    Medical benefit costs have doubled for most staff
    Starting wages are lower and lower every year
    Parking is expensive and challenging
    Pay scales and evaluation procedures are very uneven among employees with similar responsibilities (see the Sun Star Salary Publication from 2011- a total shock!)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You'll get good, faithful employees if you advocate for them and remain a competitive employer!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Average goof

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    Current Employee - Conference Services  in  Fairbanks, AK
    Current Employee - Conference Services in Fairbanks, AK

    I have been working at University of Alaska Fairbanks part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Quite environment to work on. Can get a lot of personal projects done efficiently.

    Cons

    People are information conservative and likely to get brainwashed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Geophysics and engineering department are good place to work. Don't work with the Residence Life.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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