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  1. Competitive Salary

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    Former Employee - Associate Professor in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Associate Professor in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Alaska part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    HR accessible and friendly. Work conditions reasonable.

    Cons

    No complaints to register. Enjoyed my time at UAA

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. Great organization but slow career path

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    Former Employee - Programmer in Fairbanks, AK
    Former Employee - Programmer in Fairbanks, AK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Alaska full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits Job security Friendly atmosphere Low Stress Small enough that what you do matters and you can see it. Lots of employees have been there for years so there is a lot of tribal knowledge to go around.

    Cons

    University bureaucracy "Tenured" employees Old technology and processes Lack of training opportunities (especially in newer technologies) Can be hard for new people to be accepted (especially if they are from out of state) as there is an unspoken tendency to shun/avoid out-of-staters, but this is uniquely associated to being an Alaskan. Slow career path, in most cases the position above you has to be vacated for you to advance, that or transfer departments, or hope for a new one to be created(not likely).

    Advice to Management

    Get with the times... stop not changing anything because that's riskier than trying new things.


  3. Good Place, Good Pay (depending on department)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairbanks, AK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairbanks, AK
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great place to work depending on department nice people relaxed environment great advancement

    Cons

    good old boys club at the very top of the structure little flexibility in changing things

    Advice to Management

    Bring in new blood that is not politically relevant in Alaska in some way.


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  5. An really interesting place to work, just watch your back.

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    Current Employee - GEDDS Manager in Fairbanks, AK
    Current Employee - GEDDS Manager in Fairbanks, AK

    Pros

    There are lots of intriguing projects. The possibility existes to be creative when solving problems. There is a good balance here between work and family. The Institute is always involved with cutting-edge research, so people who work here can often feel like inventors.

    Cons

    University funding is limited, and sometims the staff is considered somewhat expendable. There is little effort to keep payscales in line with market rates, so it is always up to the employee to push for compensation.

    Advice to Management

    They need to think about staff as a resource to be developed, rather than a tool to be used or discarded. Managing a research institute as a business is a good idea, but there is a limit to how far that analogy can be pushed.



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