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University of Alaska Anchorage Reviews in Anchorage, AK

Updated January 19, 2015
Updated January 19, 2015
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  1.  

    A good place to work

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    Former Employee - Campus Services Retail III in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Campus Services Retail III in Anchorage, AK

    I worked at University of Alaska Anchorage full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Pay, and Management

    Cons

    Pay structure does not allow for meritorious raises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More perks focused on individual achievments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great co-workers who were passionate about the mission.

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    Former Employee - Annual Giving Coordinator in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Annual Giving Coordinator in Anchorage, AK

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

    Pros

    Access to taking classes and working for a university that contributes to making Anchorage a more vibrant community.

    Cons

    Egotistical colleagues, which hindered my departments ability to get along.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Research Technician

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    Former Contractor - Research Technician in Anchorage, AK
    Former Contractor - Research Technician in Anchorage, AK

    I worked at University of Alaska Anchorage as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    The employers are very friendly, willing to help, and geared towards continuing education and helping you grow,

    Cons

    The communication was poor sometimes. The professor I worked under was rarely in the lab, and I had to rely on supervisors to answer questions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The training was limited, but I learned a lot teaching myself.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Lots of freedom, not much security.

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Anchorage, AK

    I worked at University of Alaska Anchorage part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    In my department, there was not a significant amount of oversight. I was allowed to teach my courses as I saw fit, as long as I stuck to the standardized exams. My daily workload was relatively small.

    Cons

    There was basically no chance to move up the ladder, and contracts come semester-by-semester. This makes it hard to plan ahead, because you don't know how many hours you'll be assigned a given semester, and thus how much you'll be making - assuming they even choose to renew you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide opportunities for adjuncts to become more involved, and move up the ladder.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A great first job in a environment with a lot of potential.

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Anchorage, AK

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, decent pay, meaningful environment.

    Cons

    Highly bureaucratic, some processes are much more complicated than they should be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify procedures, and move as much as possible to electronic. I feel like anytime I want to do anything, I have to print a book and then mail it somewhere, when we have the infrastructure to process almost all things, like procurement, benefits, etc. online.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Institution to Work For & Attend As A Student!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anchorage, AK

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

    Pros

    Very Friendly Employees & Students
    Lots of Room For Advancement
    Rewarding Work & Recognition
    Great Benefit Opportunities & Pay

    Cons

    I Have Not Experienced Any Real Downfalls In Working Within My Continuing 6 Years With The University.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Working at UAA Cuddy Hall/ Daily Grind

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    Former Employee - Barista in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Barista in Anchorage, AK

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

    Pros

    They worked really well with my class schedule.

    Cons

    Even though I was hired as a barista. I very rarely did barista work. I probably worked at the coffee shop 2 full days other than that I just covered the other barista's break. I mostly was a cashier at Cuddy Hall cafeteria.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A good place to get some experience. Flexible environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assist in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Administrative Assist in Anchorage, AK

    I have been working at University of Alaska Anchorage

    Pros

    Paid time off
    Sick Leave
    Free tuition
    Excellent hours
    Good health benefits

    Cons

    If you want to get paid well, you had better be ready to fight for each penny that you can. Be prepared to prove yourself to your leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out ways to get health care costs under control. The plans are good. The costs are bad.

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  10.  

    Overall a positive experience with a great environment for gaining education, however a lack of professional development

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    Former Employee - Procurement Manager in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Procurement Manager in Anchorage, AK

    I worked at University of Alaska Anchorage

    Pros

    Employee waiver for classes taken is excellent. Great community to be a part of. Great benefits. Strong employee job security.

    Cons

    Communication between departments. Political atmosphere was destructive and demotivating. Lack of direction from supervisor. Lack of wanting to improve or change for the better. Status quot is enforced. Not much chance for professional development or moving up within the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage collaboration between departments. Start dialogues between employee and management. Institute a drop-box for feedback (anonymous or otherwise). Develop an improvement strategy based upon findings of a research into employee satisfaction.

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  11.  

    Good position for Students!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Safety Officer in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Safety Officer in Anchorage, AK

    I have been working at University of Alaska Anchorage

    Pros

    Good for students, good attitudes. Officers are competent and friendly. Very easy to work with and you get to go on unlimited ride-alongs with officers.They will easily work around your schedules and have no problem when you need to take time off. Easily the best department to work for in a very horrible University and the only place that doesn't partake in the endless BS that happens around the place.

    Cons

    Only experienced officers are hired, small department to get on with. For students, not a whole lot of training. The only major downside of working for the department is that it is UAA and therefore all of the BS that comes with that university.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more money from the State for more positions!

    Recommends

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