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University of Arizona Reviews

Updated January 21, 2015
Updated January 21, 2015
305 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.  

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Arizona

    Pros

    Very friendly, flexible and cater's to your needs

    Cons

    Pay could be better

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    Great work, great people.

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

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

    Pros

    The facilities were amazing, the support was excellent. Compensation was fair and allowed for some negotiation. The opportunity to earn an advanced degree was an option I pursued and found highly rewarding. Scheduling was flexible and amenable to my lifestyle.

    Cons

    Academia generally offers the lowest relative compensation and funding is an ever-present worry. Sometimes the paperwork and approvals process was byzantine.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Student at the University of Arizona

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Arizona

    Pros

    I attended and graduated from the University of Arizona. It is such an amazing school- both academic and socially. The professors and the school as a whole emphasis research as the foundation for an excellent education

    Cons

    I do not have any cons for this institution.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Review of the Think Tank (student tutor position)

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    Former Employee - Mathematics Tutor in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Mathematics Tutor in Tucson, AZ

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

    Pros

    • Hours built around your schedule
    • Higher than average pay for student position on campus
    • Supervisors are awesome and understanding
    • Clear opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    • System that notifies tutors of individual appointments is not very efficient
    • Certain students can be unpleasant to work with

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great people, good benefits.

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    Former Employee - Graphic Artist in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Graphic Artist in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at University of Arizona full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Teamwork and safety are high priorities. Humane treatment by management with respect to hours, overtime, benefits.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support continuing education and send some employees to industry shows, to maximize productivity and problem-solving capabilities of facilities shops.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Bear Down to step up

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Arizona

    Pros

    Great environment, great benefits, being around students and exciting new research.

    Cons

    Repetition. Academic turf battles. Disrespectful or unappreciative faculty (a very small portion!)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Evaluation Specialist
    Current Employee - Evaluation Specialist

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

    Pros

    Value professional development
    Great staff to work with
    Not micromanagers (in my department)
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Salary is low
    Not a lot of upward mobility for some positions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Research assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Arizona

    Pros

    There were no best reasons to work here as the work is depending on your boss, if you really want to say something about the work, the salary may be a fair reason to work here.

    Cons

    Everything here is managed by yourself, your boss just told you what he wanted, no instruction, just learn and understand everything yourself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hold regular meeting is very important to understand what your boss want to do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Dynamic environment

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    Former Employee - Assistant
    Former Employee - Assistant

    I worked at University of Arizona

    Pros

    Dynamic environment
    Experienced colleagues and leadership

    Cons

    A lot of red tape
    Political

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Graduate Student and Post-doc.

    Current Employee - PhD/Postdoctoral in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - PhD/Postdoctoral in Tucson, AZ

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

    Pros

    Great climate, strong departments including Astronomy/Optics/LPL.

    Cons

    Nothing really, depends on your advisor and your research projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

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