University of Texas at Arlington

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Friendly atmosphere to work in.

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Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Arlington, TX
Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Arlington, TX

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

Pros

Friendly Good Work culture. My Supervisor is best to work with.

Cons

Not many opportunities for Part time. Too many students in a class to grade.

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    The UTA Library is a hostile and chaotic work environment.

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    Current Employee - Library Employee in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Library Employee in Arlington, TX

    I have been working at University of Texas at Arlington full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The staff, for the most part, are dedicated, hardworking, and friendly to each other despite the library administration’s “make it up as they go along approach” to management.

    Cons

    In late 2013 there was a major reorganization at the library. A few staff members ended up in jobs who did not have the experience or qualifications to do a quality job. Some found out the new job they got was very different from what they expected. Many of the new department heads had no experience with the work they would oversee. The chaos and uncertainty has created a deep tension within the staff. It’s obvious the library administration had zero respect for the staff’s knowledge base and expertise because people were pulled from their specialties and placed in jobs totally unrelated to their experience. Resumes and qualifications were not considered at all. Almost a 100 people were shuffled around into a completely new structure. Let me be clear - a resistance to change is not the issue here. This action was a complete disregard for staff and the customers we serve. There was no clear vision to what the outcome would be or how this would improve customer service. After the reorganization training for people in new positions was pathetic. People are struggling to learn and create their job duties in some cases. There were huge holes left in the public service areas. Absolutely no regard was given to processes and work flow at the library. Efficiency has gone way down because there is no communication between departments concerning procedures or specific job duties. The administration manages with fear and domination tactics to take advantage of the staff. Open communication is nonexistent between staff and the administration. There is major secrecy about the library budget and use of funds. Needless to say the morale, quality/consistency of work, and the past friendly work environment has crumbled. It’s very sad to see a place collapse because of the incompetence of poor leadership. So it’s now the middle of 2014 and instead of evaluating library processes and what worked/did not work with the new structure administration has instituted 49 initiatives the whole staff will participate in developing. Many are extremely vague. To say the environment is chaotic and oppressive would be an understatement. Many excellent employees have resigned or retired because they got fed up. More people are desperately trying to get out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step back and look at what you have really achieved - a staff demoralized and over whelmed by an organization that is barely functioning.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Not so great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Texas at Arlington

    Pros

    Cheap living expense, close the entertainment centers, a quiet place to work

    Cons

    Dangerous place to live, too many robbery (armed or unarmed) going on

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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