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University of Arizona Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
267 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Easy working environment with all kinds of holidays (in 15 reviews)

  • Great respect for innovation, work-life balance (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Being a state school, there are always budget cuts (in 12 reviews)

  • Salaries are low and many departments are poorly managed (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    The environment is totally dependent on the instructor you are with

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at University of Arizona full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent student for teaching assistant, and great team work environment with the assigned team members.

    Cons

    the management method for the teaching assistant is not clear. The management level should distinguish the job belong to the teaching assistant and the job belong to the instructors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Arizona

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good for students

    Cons

    they don't pay super well

  3.  

    Great place for learning and meet passionate people, weak for professional growth.

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    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at University of Arizona full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to start out, especially in Higher Education, it's great to work around intelligent and passionate people working to make Arizona and education better; fulfilling mission. Also, especially for professionals with families or if taking classes, leadership is flexible and respectful of your hours.

    Cons

    The College is small and is competing with some of the larger colleges on campus, so they are forced to compromise the mission, at times. Also, if you're not faculty, doing research, your opportunities for growth (professional and salary) are limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take into consideration the staff and man-power before deciding to move forward on large projects - they are often beyond the capabilities (time) of the staff. Also, morale would be higher if management listened to and responded to staff needs and complaints, rather than trying to sweep concerns under the rug.

    Recommends
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    Review for part time position

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Arizona

    Pros

    Managable work load and open work culture

    Cons

    schedule depends on school calendar.

  6.  

    The best university to work for!

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    Former Employee - Assistant in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Assistant in Tucson, AZ

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

    Pros

    There are many opportunities for advancement at the university. There are innumerable departments that make up the university, and many people go from one area to another. It is a great network to have, no matter the department in which you are working. It is convenient to work on campus. The scheduling is flexible and understanding.

    Cons

    The pay is not wonderful for students, and is equal to if not lower a job off campus. Many departments are only open from 8-5 during weekdays, so it is difficult to maintain a full work schedule and a full class schedule.

    Recommends
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  7.  

    Eller has provided a great opportunity for me to vastly expand my knowledge in programs and social media.

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    Current Employee - Social Media Coordinator in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Social Media Coordinator in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at University of Arizona as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The faculty is extremely helpful and kind, everyone is looking to help everyone.

    Cons

    It's difficult to manage the hours and get a straightforward definitive list of tasks to complete.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great organization.

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at University of Arizona part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and the people who work there are great.

    Cons

    Salary is definitely below the average of pretty much any industry.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Graduate degree is what you put into it.

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Associate in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Associate in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at University of Arizona as an intern (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good working environment and productive colleagues. Labs are open for collaborations and always looking to help out. The campus is modernizing and still has the distinctive "college" feel.

    Cons

    There are more and more students every year to the point where some times feel overcrowded. Combine this with a reduction in funding from the government side and the narrowing of departments it can feel a bit tight.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good public university

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at University of Arizona part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The faculty are great at this university, as are graduate colleagues. There's lots of opportunities for graduate students to learn to teach.

    Cons

    Lots of re-organization of the university structure to constantly cut the budget. Graduate students teaching are often paid more than adjunct faculty.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Teaching in Chemistry is not a bad gig

    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at University of Arizona part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The hours aren't bad, and the classes are well-managed. Students are generally pleasant.

    Cons

    Grading is a nightmare, and the out-of-class work (like grading tests, etc) is a drain on anything else you're trying to get done. There are not really any sick days as you might imagine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lighten the outside load.

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