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University of Alaska Fairbanks Reviews in Fairbanks, AK

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
13 Reviews

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  1.  

    UAF serves a vital role as an institution of higher learning in Alaska.

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    Current Employee - Communications Specialist IV  in  Fairbanks, AK
    Current Employee - Communications Specialist IV in Fairbanks, AK

    Pros

    In the department I work in my supervisor is very supportive of professional development and training. He is also willing to allow me some flexibility in my work schedule to accommodate other responsibilities in my life outside of work. I am satisfied with my benefits package and regularly take advantage of the tuition waiver available to employees. I feel fortunate and have heard accounts from UAF employees in other departments who may not have such a supportive supervisor.

    Cons

    I think the expectations of my job are more than a single person can manage successfully and facing a shrinking budget situation in coming years, I think that will only get worse. I don't think the work environment is consistent across departments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Sloppy, easy work

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard  in  Fairbanks, AK
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Fairbanks, AK

    Pros

    Sit on deck and twiddle your thumbs

    Cons

    Lack of training, Lack of engagement

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Admissions Clerk

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    Former Employee - Admissions Clerk  in  Fairbanks, AK
    Former Employee - Admissions Clerk in Fairbanks, AK

    Pros

    Great management. Atmosphere to learn new knowledge and improve the daily performance in the department

    Cons

    Turn over rate is rather high.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    An awesome job for graduate students

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant  in  Fairbanks, AK
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Fairbanks, AK

    Pros

    Stipend is generous (comparing to the school where I received my undergraduate degree), and have reasonable working hours. Also, T.As pays no tuition fee for the first 10 credits hours in each semester because the department pays for them.

    Cons

    Some professors aren't friendly to me. I am glad that my "boss" (the professor I am working with) is genuine and passionate to his students.

    Recommends
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the best places where you can both study and work

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant  in  Fairbanks, AK
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Fairbanks, AK

    Pros

    Great job benefits in terms of money as well as experience

    Cons

    The place is very cold

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    UAF is going downhill from a staff perspective

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fairbanks, AK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairbanks, AK

    Pros

    Benefits (tuition, health incentives)
    Flexibility (depending on supervisor)
    Stimulating environment
    One of the biggest employers, and once you're "in the system" you can move within it

    Cons

    Medical benefit costs have doubled for most staff
    Starting wages are lower and lower every year
    Parking is expensive and challenging
    Pay scales and evaluation procedures are very uneven among employees with similar responsibilities (see the Sun Star Salary Publication from 2011- a total shock!)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You'll get good, faithful employees if you advocate for them and remain a competitive employer!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Average goof

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    Current Employee - Conference Services  in  Fairbanks, AK
    Current Employee - Conference Services in Fairbanks, AK

    Pros

    Quite environment to work on. Can get a lot of personal projects done efficiently.

    Cons

    People are information conservative and likely to get brainwashed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Geophysics and engineering department are good place to work. Don't work with the Residence Life.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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