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University of Arizona Reviews in Tucson, AZ

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
315 Reviews
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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.  

    Not much salary in an inexpensive city

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

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

    Pros

    Nice working environment in a cute little city

    Cons

    Your experience is highly dependent on who your faculty advisor is. If he is bad, you can live a nightmare

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great campus job

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    Current Employee - College of Education in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - College of Education in Tucson, AZ

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, easy work, appreciated

    Cons

    Sometimes it's slow, but not a big deal for me personally

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Chemistry Research / Teaching Assistant

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

    I have been working at University of Arizona

    Pros

    Friendly environment and professors are great to work with or help out

    Cons

    Low pay and high amount of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you really like the subject and your project, the amount of time spent on it should be worth while

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Nice as a temporary position until I find something better.

    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at University of Arizona

    Pros

    Minimal supervision. Delivering mail all around beautiful campus gets me out of the office which is enjoyable unless it's 115 degrees outside. Nice coworkers who respect me.

    Cons

    No benefits and low pay as a temporary hire position. No tuition discounts if I decide to take classes. It's only part time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

  6.  

    It's a great place to be.

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    Current Employee - Front Desk Assistant in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Front Desk Assistant in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at University of Arizona

    Pros

    Definitely a student friendly place.

    Cons

    There are no known cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Large research university in a homely, but growing city

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

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

    Pros

    Interdisciplinary research is encouraged. Freedom to pursue whatever research appeals to you so long as it is meaningful to science and/or society (e.g. publish articles, get grants, engage in research with students). Faculty and staff are very welcoming.

    Cons

    For postdocs, university-wide career development (i.e. seminars, courses, counselors) is either nonexistent or not extensive. Career development is heavily focused on undergraduates and graduates, and deservedly so, but postdocs need help too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider developing a more concrete program that will help postdoctoral fellows with future career prospects. Employment in academia is not everyone's goal neither is it an easy target given limited job growth in this area.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Not too bad for hours but crappy pay

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    Former Employee - Athletic Training Tech in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Athletic Training Tech in Tucson, AZ

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling and friendly staff, they work to accommodate a students schedule and changing hourly needs, easy to get holidays off Flexible scheduling and friendly staff, they work to accommodate a students schedule and changing hourly needs, easy to get holidays off

    Cons

    Can have rude managers, and supervisors, no time to eat, long shifts, hot and sweaty in Tucson. Early or late hours, very demanding job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better compensation to reduce turnover and improve happiness.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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