University of Alaska
3.6 of 5 18 reviews
www.alaska.edu Fairbanks, AK 5000+ Employees

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

Project Manager FS (Current Employee)
Fairbanks, AK

ProsWorking 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...

ConsA 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 Senior ManagementAllow 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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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at University of Alaska


    Pros: it is a great place to work for student, nice… Cons: There is no challenge, the location is far away from states.… Advice to Senior Management: open mind to world, recurring more international student and scholar.… More
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    Poor Management

    Associate Professor (Current Employee)

    I have been working at University of Alaska


    Pros: Beautiful location. Fun, interesting work. Some very good… Cons: High level of incompetence at permeates the organization Advice to Senior Management: Don't hire from within. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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