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Pretty good

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Former Employee - Bioinformatician in Fairbanks, AK
Former Employee - Bioinformatician in Fairbanks, AK

I worked at University of Alaska

Pros

Good place for student workers. They do bulk of the work for Biology people. Its nice environment to work for.

Cons

Nothing that bad. I wish they had more funding to support more projects and more students. The funding runs out anytime.

Advice to Management

I think management skills are good. Although it would be nice to see it get more funding to keep continuing the cool projects

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

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    Current Employee - GEDDS Manager in Fairbanks, AK
    Current Employee - GEDDS Manager in Fairbanks, AK

    I have been working at University of Alaska

    Pros

    There 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.

    Cons

    University 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 Management

    They 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.


  2. OK place to work if you are willing to play games...

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    Current Employee - Project Manager FS in Fairbanks, AK
    Current Employee - Project Manager FS in Fairbanks, AK

    I have been working at University of Alaska

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Working in a University environment with students. Fairly good benefits except if you are a recent hire. In which case your only retirement option is a 401K. The defined benefit was recently eliminated by the Legislature. The University closes between Christmas and New Years so that is a plus for time off with family, travel, etc...

    Cons

    A large bureaucracy. It is a very political place to work. In some fields there is not much room to grow as this is a small university. Dead wood has accumulated in several departments resulting in a slow down of project implementation.
    Everything is over studied to the point of stagnation.

    Advice to Management

    Allow honest input from staff with out threat (implied or real) of retribution. More professional training. Staff needs to be updated for codes, regulations, etc...


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