University of Alabama at Birmingham

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University of Alabama at Birmingham Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
86 Reviews
3.6
86 Reviews
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University of Alabama at Birmingham President Ray Watts
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • low living cost compared to others (in 4 reviews)

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


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

  • Low salary level compare to living cost (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    not too bad

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Pros

    low living cost for this salary

    Cons

    low salary for this work

  2.  

    There 5+ years; great benefits, good work experience, professional environment, somewhat low pay if just starting out

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    Former Employee - Program Coordinator II in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator II in Birmingham, AL

    I worked at University of Alabama at Birmingham full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are unbeatable in Alabama; compensation seems a little lower than private-sector due to the better benefits (among certain positions). Competent leadership

    Cons

    Too many chiefs, not enough mid-level workers, so senior management can sometimes be disconnected from employee morale and other employee concerns. Overall positive work experience until an inexperienced administrator took on department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Providing more orientation and ongoing systems training to users of EMR/EHR, Medical Billing Systems, and Insurance would help patients and help employees do their jobs better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Research

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Pros

    Great place for clinical and basic research. Their emphasis on center-focused research and the use of cores allows for easy access to cutting-edge resources.

    Cons

    University organization needs some work from the top down. There should be more emphasis on attracting and retaining well-established researchers.

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  5.  

    post doc

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Pros

    Good research environment, good benefit, cheap living expensis

    Cons

    location, location location -boring

  6.  

    Reasonable place to work for singles, but for family anymore because of high living cost...

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Birmingham, AL

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

    Pros

    Secure compare to company
    Flexible for work/family balance
    CEO and senior management try to improve
    Reasonable benefits and perks

    Cons

    Low salary level compare to living cost
    Slow salary raise per year
    Few training opportunity and career development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not micromanage
    Too much computer security for simple operation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL

    I worked at University of Alabama at Birmingham full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I like that it is close to downtown. It is within walking distance to many eateries. There are many opportunities for promotion.

    Cons

    Parking is horrible and expensive.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Postdoc

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Pros

    Good work environment for research

    Cons

    Postdoc pay is low but it follows NIH standards

  9.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    excellent benefits and great cultural diversity

    Cons

    no growth or working opportunities within the same department

  10.  

    UAB is a good place to work with good benefit. Salary is not competitive

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Birmingham, AL

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

    Pros

    Good benefit for family, Nice environment

    Cons

    Salary is not competitive, job stability is not good

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Statistician in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Statistician in Birmingham, AL

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

    Pros

    A lots of research going on medical field, where school has building its reputation on, very flexible work time once you adapted to your roles, good retirements benefit along with health insurance plans, if you enroll classes, they cover up to 18 credits hours a year, overall very good place for starting your career after graduate.

    Cons

    A little or no room to get promotion or salary increase within department, no mentor program for career development.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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