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University of Arizona Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
253 Reviews
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University of Arizona President Ann Weaver Hart
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Easy working environment with all kinds of holidays (in 13 reviews)

  • Work life balance Relaxed schedule (in 7 reviews)


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

  • Just above minimum wage and you get a small cent raise every year (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Very nice place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ

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

    Pros

    The university is a highly-ranked university nationwide with international recognition. Especially in the past few years, the university's new president and her staff, along with other senior officials, have taken many concrete steps to make this an even better place to work. They just established paid family leave for employees who are pregnant (which honestly should have been done a long time ago, but better late than never!), and made the university campus smoke-free. There are other things that still need to be improved, but at least I can see that progress is being made.

    Cons

    Location is perhaps one thing that many people who did not grow up here will have to spend quite some time to get used to. It is very hot in the summer (especially June), and can be very dry. But you can indeed get used to it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would like to see stronger leadership at the university level -- if you believe something is good for the university, go for it -- even if some people object. It's extremely rare that useful changes will keep everybody happy. I hate to admit it, but our senior leaders can learn a bit from the president of ASU. Controversial? Maybe, but it is a long way from what he does to what we do here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It has been a nice experience working with people from a different cultural background

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    Current Employee - Web Developer  in  Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at University of Arizona part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The education has been amazing. I have learnt to interact in a better manner with people, also understand their requirements

    Cons

    I wish more people could get assistantships, especially international students. It has been a pain to pay such huge amounts of money for education

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please open up more assistanship positions or reduce the fees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to get a staff position, will put you through school if you can hack the work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Arizona full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great respect for innovation, work-life balance

    Cons

    Constant budgetary worries from 2002-2010

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Laboratories are well equipped and there are many smart scientists to discuss current problems.

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    Current Employee - Ph D Student  in  Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Ph D Student in Tucson, AZ

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

    Pros

    Many different labs with many different equipment.

    Cons

    Tucson climate is too hot during summer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Arizona full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    University campuses are an invigorating place to work because there is so much going on.....whatever your interests are there is someone to connect with.

    Cons

    Universities are typically bureaucratic, although I work for the business college (Eller College of Management) and find it to be progressive, future-oriented, and a place that puts a lot of effort into the student experience.

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    Job

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Tucson, AZ

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

    Pros

    Fun environment, fast paced, competitive, academic, tuition reduction

    Cons

    Limited advancement opportunities, negative people, weekend work, no feedback, lack of training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of uncommitted people that don't want to be there

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    working in University of Arizona as a postdoc

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Arizona

    Pros

    A great research campus - experienced professors, rich literature resources.

    Cons

    not a good place for chemical engineering research - no major oil companies nearby

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N.A.

  9.  

    The work environment is friendly

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    Former Employee - Accountant  in  Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Accountant in Tucson, AZ

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

    Pros

    Full benefits and friendly environment,

    Cons

    No much room for promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to work to retain employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great atmosphere

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Arizona

    Pros

    Tuition Discount and the people

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity for growth within certain areas

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Nice first on campus job to start your career.

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    Former Employee - Line Control  in  Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Line Control in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at University of Arizona part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    At the end of employment, you will get a employer discount, about 20 off, not applicable for textbooks, but good for all others.

    Cons

    Pay rate is fixed, about state minimum, $7.25 or something like that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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