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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

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 ManagementAdvice

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...

Disapproves of CEO

18 Other Employee Reviews for University of Alaska (View Most Recent)

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    great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Alaska

    Pros

    it is a great place to work for student, nice student, professor, friends. wonderful scholarship. great engineering programs in UAF

    Cons

    There is no challenge, the location is far away from states. it is hard to travel around in winter. hard to attend meeting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    open mind to world, recurring more international student and scholar. start to cooperation with everyone. use alumni more. make better UAF

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    Poor Management

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    Current Employee - Associate Professor
    Current Employee - Associate Professor

    I have been working at University of Alaska

    Pros

    Beautiful location. Fun, interesting work. Some very good colleagues.

    Cons

    High level of incompetence at permeates the organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hire from within.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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