University of Arkansas System

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University of Arkansas System Reviews

Updated April 7, 2014
Updated April 7, 2014
21 Reviews
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  1.  

    its been lovely, but its more than slightly damaged by lack of goals now

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR

    I have been working at University of Arkansas System

    Pros

    casual attire
    political games are low
    if you are ambitious, you can gather more responsibilities and move into leadership fairly easily

    Cons

    slow to fill empty positions
    high employee turnover indicates that there are issues throughout the company
    tech issues have begun cropping up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    conduct termination feedback and react to same
    conduct tech surveys and determine what tech will help fulfill company goals and what are holding the company down

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Working at UofA

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Arkansas System

    Pros

    Good environment to work .. nice campus, but Fayetteville is a small town

    Cons

    Pay may not be great but cost of living at Fayetteville is equally low

  3.  

    Working within the program and students in wonderful, departmental and college support of program needs is frustrating.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR

    I have been working at University of Arkansas System

    Pros

    The univeristy where I work offers a number of graduate programs that allow adults of continue their educations. These opportunities allow graduates to increase their professional growth, portability and income.

    Cons

    Each college is its own community. Some of the procedures, requirements, and practices of each college can be vastly different. Programs that do not have a strong link to the colleges larger program or that is not the area of expertise for the dean often have to struggle to get the support and resources that they need to meet the students needs within their program.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always attempt to look at the big picture and then explore how it will impact each university, college and program.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Great

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR

    I worked at University of Arkansas System

    Pros

    Good working Atmosphere, great benefits

    Cons

    Low wages and jobs are based on funding

    Recommends
  6.  

    Above Average Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR

    I worked at University of Arkansas System

    Pros

    Very culturally diverse environment. Pretty progressive considering it is in Arkansas. Great benefits make up for the lower than industry salaries.

    Cons

    The salaries are 20% less than one could make in a similar job in the private sector. Tenure system keeps too many professors there who should have retired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your managers in how to manage people not just tasks.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Research at U of A

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    Current Employee - Researcher  in  Fayetteville, AR
    Current Employee - Researcher in Fayetteville, AR

    I have been working at University of Arkansas System

    Pros

    Research facilities, library resources, experienced professors

    Cons

    Poor management, transportation, location of research facilities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management training and emotional intelligence

  8.  

    Student Job, not bad

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    Former Employee - Technology Assistant  in  Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Technology Assistant in Little Rock, AR

    I worked at University of Arkansas System

    Pros

    The pros was it was an entry-level student job which gave me alot of visiblity within the University Student Service Divisions.

    Cons

    The downside was the pay in being a non-degreed student worker. There were not to many opportunites for upward mobility from my perspective

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall it was a good experience, however more opportunites for advancement or better pay would really make work at University of Arkansas Little Rock better.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR

    I worked at University of Arkansas System

    Pros

    As a GA I was very well taken care of. It is the most rewarding place to work as a GA on UALR campus if you are a business major. Everyone seems to be more like a family here and works together well overall.

    Cons

    Many of the projects I was tasked took lots of time and the consultants you work with sometimes don't understand this and get impatient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job. You have made this a very good work experience and I will try to use much of the support you have shown me in my career as I go forward.

    Recommends
  10.  

    U of A

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fayetteville, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fayetteville, AR

    I have been working at University of Arkansas System

    Pros

    Flexibility in balancing work and home is wonderful. The benefits are great!

    Cons

    Pay is below what you would make in industry. Not much room to grow in your career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to make it easier to get jobs approved to allow individuals to advance their career.

    Recommends
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  11.  

    Overall - a good university to work at

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor  in  Fort Smith, AR
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Fort Smith, AR

    I have been working at University of Arkansas System

    Pros

    Good people who really care about others, mostly positive workplace, realitstic expectations, good facilities, located in a nice family setting (Fort Smith)

    Cons

    Still becoming a regional university and coming out of its community college roots, lack of vision from senior administration, too many mid-level managers hired recently has drained support from faculty, no pay raises in past four years, little support for research.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on degrees that add real value to the Fort Smith region, stop hiring mid-level management folks and do more to support faculty.

    Recommends

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