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University of Arizona Reviews

Updated March 3, 2015
Updated March 3, 2015
330 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I enjoyed the work environment and the team I worked on (in 17 reviews)

  • Great respect for innovation, work-life balance (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Morale is low along with unending budget cuts and no salary increase over years (in 12 reviews)

  • The undergraduate students are foolish and lazy, even the graduate students are same (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    U of A's many offices provide a variety of great work opportunities for current students, provides great experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Arizona

    Pros

    Employers are aware that school comes first for student employees, flexible scheduling, not too stressful, fun people

    Cons

    Student employees often bear brunt of angry potential students and parents, depending on office, may not have potential for pay raise

  2.  

    Great place to work!

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    There is quite a lot of lab space here. As a graduate research assistance we don't have many benefits other than university healthcare. The professors are great, and most of them really want the students to succeed (which you'd think should be the norm, but I've seen otherwise at other universities). The weather is also amazing--no polar vortex.

    Cons

    We're still a growing school, but that will only improve in the future. This makes finding a job a little more adventurous when you graduate, but many of our professors are very well connected through the Ivy League-like schools (Yale, MIT, Duke, etc.), so they will help you out with the job search.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    "Management" should make sure they keep admissions to the program where they are to continue to increase competition and the quality of students. They should also continue to support students and keep their open door policy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Postdoctoral Associate at the U of A

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Arizona

    Pros

    Nice work life balance, easy commute, bike friendly, some really good people.

    Cons

    Weather can be hot, facilities are a little older but serviceable, and bureaucracy is just like everywhere else in academia.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It was great.

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    Former Employee - Textbook Adoptions in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Textbook Adoptions in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at University of Arizona part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Work-life balance, paid books for classes, discounts

    Cons

    Customers are rude and aren't appreciative

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Information Desk Attendant

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    Current Employee - Information Desk in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Information Desk in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at University of Arizona

    Pros

    Flexible Hours
    Very easy work
    Perfect for students who are looking for a place to do homework and work.

    Cons

    Boring tasks
    Late hours
    Having to look for memeber to cover shifts on popular weekends is rough but can usually find some way to do so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great environment to work

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at University of Arizona

    Pros

    Get great experience on the subject and have a chance to work with professions. You have to choose a adviser more wisely. since you need to spend much of the time with him or her.

    Cons

    The working life balance is not that great, if a graduate student have already have a teaching assistant ship position, should them have some less working load on the research subject?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    WellDog

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Arizona

    Pros

    I would enjoy working on developing a system to allow for smart ways to obtain the worlds energy. I have enjoyed working in C the past few years and would like to continue.

    Cons

    It will be the start of my career and a place to prove myself. I am excited about the opportunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the youth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent undergraduate research experience

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    Former Employee - UBRP Student in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - UBRP Student in Tucson, AZ

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

    Pros

    Find the right lab
    Get great research experience

    Cons

    Must be in Tucson for the summer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thanks for keeping this incredible program going!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Graduate Research Assistance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Arizona

    Pros

    High quality of courses and research

    Cons

    reputation is not as good as its research ability

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Bear Down

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Arizona

    Pros

    Everyone is great. Superiors are very flexible while the environment is relaxed and stress free

    Cons

    Yes it is public university in AZ with a small budget however, they need to pay their employees better.

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