University of Alaska Anchorage

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University of Alaska Anchorage Reviews

Updated August 13, 2015
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  1. Student Work Study with VetSuccess on Campus

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere, and plenty of interpersonal communication skills experience

    Cons

    Small office and very busy at times

    Advice to Management

    Advocate for larger space


  2. Good employer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Term Assistant Professor in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Term Assistant Professor in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people to work with and around. The academic schedule is very sweet also, with breaks in spring, a long summer break and Christmas off.

    Cons

    Budget constraints mean no travel and it was difficult to buy necessary items for teaching. I had to produce things at my own expense.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. It is very important to keep employees happy in a world where money is not available to compensate those who go above and beyond.


  3. Great organization

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Everyone worked as a team and knew what was expected of everyone else around themselves. The ability to work autonomous though working under supervision. Your work felt important.

    Cons

    Normal workplace drama with select coworkers


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  5. Great First Job especially for students

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible, good opportunities to raise up in positions, great people to work with as a team, great for first time workers and students, and reasonable benefits and experience gained.

    Cons

    Downtime during mid-semesters and summer for starters and can lead to laying off people for a small amount of time.


  6. Working as Student Employee. Various Positions.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Anchorage, AK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at University of Alaska Anchorage part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible Work Schedules, On time pay checks, Great networking opportunity.

    Cons

    Working at UAA can be incredibly frustrating. The organizational culture is prehistoric, coming from the top from an old military chancellor, and even further UAA is in a very conservative State. The work environment is extremely inefficient, people waste tons of time hanging out at work, charging hours when no work related activity was performed at all. Human Resources is one of the worst departments on campus, constantly overwhelmed, and staffed by equally inefficient personnel. They do not value student workers as they should.

    Advice to Management

    I believe UAA could benefit from a organizational renewal, and application of cutting edge business management and project management resources. Instead of freezing hires, and cutting personnel in difficult budget situations, the university should focus in work efficiency that cuts slack time, wast of material resources, and unnecessary construction projects.


  7. Good colleagues; terrible administration

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    -Excellent colleagues -Friendly students from diverse backgrounds

    Cons

    -Closed, heavy-handed administrative culture -Lack of administrative vision for the importance of the liberal arts -Open enrollment can pose a challenge finding a workable level of difficulty for most students


  8. Student Worker

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    On-campus jobs allow the student flexibility to be more committed to their studies than a student who is leaving the campus to work.

    Cons

    Most of the time, you will meet with professors and students. It is a fun job.

    Advice to Management

    You should meet with your future manager as soon as possible and ask when is the best time to apply for a job. Good luck and have fun.


  9. A good place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Campus Services Retail III in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Campus Services Retail III in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    More perks focused on individual achievments


  10. Overall the administration is very empathetic to concerns of employees.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructional Designer
    Current Employee - Instructional Designer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good health care and other employee benefits.

    Cons

    I don't have any adverse comments.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up what you are doing.


  11. Great untapped opportunities for students.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of profs looking for student research assistance.

    Cons

    Somewhat limited resources in general.



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