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    Graduate Assistant - Statistics

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Akron, OH

    I have been working at University of Akron part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Working as a GA allows for paid tuition, a biweekly stipend, nice coworkers, and experience that looks good on a resume.

    Cons

    There are not many cons, except sometimes putting GA work ahead of classwork. It is a good experience that I highly recommend.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Professors can take better advantage of having GAs available.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    very good college ,with good infrastructure

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Akron, OH

    I have been working at University of Akron part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    good staff ,facilities are excellent

    Cons

    bad OIP,less oppurtunities to grow and evolve

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Graduate Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Akron

    Pros

    We get to know the different issues while helping out the students.

    Cons

    Nothing much to say on this front.

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    Good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Akron

    Pros

    The University of Akron is an great place to work. They have made so many structural improvements and the people are very nice to work with.

    Cons

    The Only con about the University of Akron is that they try to keep too many people as part time, and once they do become full time, the pay is low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at what other cooed e's are paying

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    Graduate research assistant at university of akron

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Akron full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I've learned a lot of things in my current job, such as be independent in term of research and solving problems

    Cons

    there is no promotions for people who work hard, also, there is no any kind of social activities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management should look into the annual review for all graduate students

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Not what I had in mind

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Akron, OH

    I have been working at University of Akron full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Mid-size city, everything is nearby.
    Big cities are very close.

    Cons

    Small University, big bureaucracy.
    Not the academic level I was expecting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open minded when solving problems, you are treating with people, not with objects

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Engaging work, talented coworkers; but frustrating, negative and demeaning culture

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at University of Akron as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Intellectual environment, great perks such as affordable recreation and wellness center, EJ Thomas performing arts, sports teams, and speakers. Great benefits such as tuition remission for self and family and liberal sick and vacation days.

    Cons

    Salary significantly lower than equivalent private sector jobs. Culture is very negative. Leadership does not demonstrate any value or appreciation for hard-working employees. Financial situation is challenging but it costs nothing but a little time to recognize and appreciate hard work. Performance reviews are a joke. If you are not an upper level administrator your ideas and willingness to take on more responsibility are ignored. Endless committees that accomplish little if anything. It is an accepted practice to speak negatively about someone in a meeting without the person there to defend themselves. Even with tight budgets, the administrators making more than 200k could easily treat us to a cookie, punch, coffee and caroling at Christmas with their own money. But numerous small things like this have been eliminated without any thought to the rapidly declining morale of employees. I love the University and want it to succeed but it will not if the current culture does not improve. Training budgets for staff eliminated with no plan for how to keep talent from rapidly becoming dated in their skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I love the University and want it to succeed but it will not if the current culture does not improve. Training budgets for staff eliminated with no plan for how to keep talent from rapidly becoming dated in their skills. Even with tight budgets, the administrators making more than 200k could easily treat us to a cookie, punch, coffee and music at holidays with their own money. But numerous small things like this have been eliminated without any thought to the rapidly declining morale of employees. I love the University and want it to succeed but it will not if the current culture does not improve.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    university of akron

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Akron

    Pros

    very good university at east coast area

    Cons

    biweekly payment is awsome you can do everything you like

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    Research and Teaching Assistant

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Akron, OH

    I worked at University of Akron full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good laboratories, several research opportunities, good professors.

    Great facilities for sports and other activities, lots of campus activities.

    Cons

    not many research options in certain specific fields, difficult grading system

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Easy money and flexible hours

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    Former Employee - Community Assistant in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Community Assistant in Akron, OH

    I worked at University of Akron part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Sat and did homework and worked when it fit my schedule

    Cons

    Was pretty boring signing in students

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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