University of Alaska Anchorage

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University of Alaska Anchorage Reviews

Updated October 7, 2014
Updated October 7, 2014
13 Reviews
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  1.  

    Lots of Opportunity for Growth

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Alaska Anchorage full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you're are pursuing higher education the tuition benefits are great. Lots of opportunity to for personal development and growth. Great work/life balance.

    Cons

    Overall, I had a great experience working there. However, during my time there budget constraints left us understaffed. I was constantly frustrated because I felt there weren't enough hours in the day to get done all that needed to be done, and was unable to hire more support staff to help.

    Recommends
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    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 an 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
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    Research Technician

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

    I worked at University of Alaska Anchorage as a contractor (less than an 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
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    Online instructor

    Former Employee - Online English Instructor
    Former Employee - Online English Instructor

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

    Pros

    The faculty are friendly and helpful

    Cons

    No warning when laid off

  6.  

    Worth the wait

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Alaska Anchorage full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, work around personal schedules, great opportunities for advancement, very good Salary and compensation.

    Cons

    some micromanagement in place in some areas and or departments,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  7.  

    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
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  8.  

    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 an 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
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  9.  

    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 an 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
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  10.  

    Great Institution to Work For & Attend As A Student!

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    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
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  11.  

    A good place to get some experience. Flexible environment.

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    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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