University of Alabama at Birmingham Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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Pros
  • Marketing department generally employs 2-3 students at a time so it's a great place to build your teamwork skills (in 5 reviews)

  • Good research environment, good benefit, cheap living expensis (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Postdoc pay is low but it follows NIH standards (in 7 reviews)

  • The low salary paid to graduate students with the work required of them are outrageous (in 5 reviews)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great place to work at. great benefits

    Cons

    a little slow with any changes


  2. Program Administrator

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    Former Employee - Program Administrator in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Program Administrator in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Alabama at Birmingham (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I gained a great deal of experience. I began as an exercise physiologist and ended my work there as a program administrator. I was also able to earn two additional educational degrees (M.P.H, M.B.A.) while there which also helped me with my work in several studies.

    Cons

    Communication with certain Principle Investigators could be challenging.


  3. Good, overall

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Alabama at Birmingham full-time

    Pros

    UAB's Office of Postdoctoral Education is fantastic. They provide a great breadth of programming to assist postdocs with anything and everything.

    Cons

    Traffic and parking are not ideal, but you will have that with most universities in major cities.


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  5. Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Flexible schedule to fit your lifestyle

    Cons

    Severely under paid even if you have experience in the field

    Advice to Management

    More competitive salaries would keep the employees moral up and match workload


  6. Clinical nurse specialist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Exciting atmosphere and cutting edge nursing care

    Cons

    Advanced practice nurses had to attend a lot is meetings and sometimes these could have been consolidated and/or shortened.


  7. DBA

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, wonderful insurance benefits (at the time)

    Cons

    Don't let your finding get tied to one person! If they leave, you'll get laid off.


  8. Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Alabama at Birmingham part-time

    Pros

    Supportive environment. Professors willing to mentor students in research and teaching.

    Cons

    No cons come to mind.


  9. Great campus environment.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great supervisors and students that come through the offices.

    Cons

    Very large urban campus. Some offices get less attention/funding than others.

    Advice to Management

    -


  10. Varies by department or entity

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Alabama at Birmingham full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, Nice benefits, My department was a fairly positive environment but I know of people in other departments who are unhappy with the company culture.

    Cons

    Leadership issues - there's a committee for everything so it takes a long time for anything to get done. There are a number of employees who are only there to become vested and have no real passion for company success.


  11. Graduate Research Assistant

    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Greenbelt, MD
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Greenbelt, MD

    I have been working at University of Alabama at Birmingham (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work close to industry partners Hands on experience in a industry scale facility Tuition and insurance coverage

    Cons

    Most of the research development focused on Health Sciences



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