University of Arizona Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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University of Arizona President Ann Weaver Hart
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Pros
  • I enjoyed the work environment and the team I worked on (in 17 reviews)

  • Work life balance Relaxed schedule (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • State of Arizona constantly doing budget cuts (in 12 reviews)

  • Many very bad advisers to work for, and there is very little protection to prevent graduate students entering "limbo", and never graduating (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Budget Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Budget Analyst in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Budget Analyst in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at University of Arizona full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits and retirement are like no other in the State of Arizona.

    Cons

    Academia is very politically power driven. It is difficult to have a voice.

    Advice to Management

    Operational staff are the building blocks of the organization. They should feel appreciated, informed, and engaged at all times.


  2. Graduate Researcher

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Arizona

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots to do. The research was interesting and required a lot of attention

    Cons

    Lots to do. Not a lot of direction and directions would change rapidly without a clear reason

    Advice to Management

    Support employees when they have questions


  3. I have been overall satisfied

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, friendly, good culture

    Cons

    Low salary, little opportunities for promotion


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  5. Loved my time at UA

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    Former Employee - Research Fellow in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Research Fellow in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I worked at University of Arizona (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, flexible work schedule, classic university setting.

    Cons

    Tight budgets if you're not in a big lab.


  6. Senior Design Project

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Arizona

    Pros

    World wide known University for its Optical Sciences and Engineering program.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons


  7. Health care

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    Current Employee - Licensed Foster Parent in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Licensed Foster Parent in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at University of Arizona (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, great experience, different areas of learning

    Cons

    Need more hours , more offers to a full time job


  8. event coordinator

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Independent schedule, creativity encouraged, strong and supportive leadership

    Cons

    Salaries not at market rates, working.within a bureaucracy is challenging

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  9. Graduate Assistant

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to get a graduate degree. The University is very well respected. Faculty are very knowledgeable and professional, and also very supportive and down to earth. The faculty really is top notch in their field.

    Cons

    it is hot here in the summer for sure!


  10. great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Arizona

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Many other part timers are students, it's a great way to work and make money while taking classes. Employers will work around your class schedule

    Cons

    I didn't get many hours only working part time as a student


  11. Director of Development

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    Former Employee - Director of Development in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Director of Development in West Palm Beach, FL

    I worked at University of Arizona full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good team atmosphere. Great town and gown relations. Supportive administration.

    Cons

    Administrative help lacking. State budget always a concern. Overall, pros outweigh the cons. I would go back to work at UA.

    Advice to Management

    Good job.



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