University of Arkansas at Little Rock

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Updated April 17, 2015
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  1. Not Bad

    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Little Rock, AR

    I have been working at University of Arkansas at Little Rock

    Pros

    Study for at least 9 credits/semester.
    Work at maximum 20 hours/week

    Cons

    Working time limit is not hard. It depends on the work you are doing. If you are doing research it may go to like 60 hours/week easily.

  2. Community outreach and grants director

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Arkansas at Little Rock full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work with lots of opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    no way to move up the ladder even if you have all excellent evaluations. Whatever classification you are hired in as doesn't change unless you quit your job and reapply for it.

    Advice to Management

    Change the classification and allow promotions of staff who are doing exceptional work.

  3. Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Arkansas at Little Rock

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good environment to work, great place for under graduates. University has an excellent and dynamic scientific community. There is a diversity of classes, departments, research resources accessible to students and employees.

    Cons

    Stipend for graduate students is not very high, as is the case at any other university

    Advice to Management

    Hope to have some more research grants well distributed over departments.

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  5. Admissions Recruiter/Educational Counselor

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    Former Employee - I Loved the Collegiate Life/Students/Professors!
    Former Employee - I Loved the Collegiate Life/Students/Professors!

    I worked at University of Arkansas at Little Rock full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The flexibility that was presented for me to utilize my creativity in means to recruit prospective students and promote program awareness.

    Cons

    Separate policies for certain groups/individuals.

  6. I've had better jobs

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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 at Little Rock

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Easy job, every weekend off,laid back, good benefits

    Cons

    Pay is terrible, no communication from

    supervisors to employees,

    Advice to Management

    Start communicating with employees

  7. Good plance to work when you are a Ph.D student

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Arkansas at Little Rock

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    You can work at the same area as your Ph.D. work.

    Cons

    Not big salary. But it is a job for student, so it is reasonable.

  8. It's a great experience.

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

    I have been working at University of Arkansas at Little Rock part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Being able to work around strong minded people.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons about this job.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Dysfunctional Campus from Top to Bottom

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    Former Employee - Visiting Assistant Professor in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Visiting Assistant Professor in Little Rock, AR

    I worked at University of Arkansas at Little Rock full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    None. I received a salary with benefits. But that's the bare minimum you should be getting from a job.

    Cons

    Salary far below market value. Completely impersonal faculty relationships and very little upper administrative interest/interaction. Students are far below the quality that should be allowed in a four-year university. Grade inflation is rampant. Support staff is inept, from the HR department that has no idea what it's doing to the Facilities staff, who don't think it's their job to do ANYTHING within their job description. Parking is a major problem on campus. The campus location is in a high-crime, low-income part of the city - a student was kidnapped and murdered from across the street several years ago. The campus is ugly and laid out with no logic - most of the buildings look like they were used for prisoner torture in the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

  10. Awesome college for work or education!

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Little Rock, AR

    I have been working at University of Arkansas at Little Rock full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great diversity among all workers and students.

    Cons

    Lots of learning can be gained through variety of leadership!

  11. Good place to gain varied experience for self motivated 1st job seekers

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Little Rock, AR

    I have been working at University of Arkansas at Little Rock full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Gain experience doing lots of different tasks.
    Work to train future generations of leaders.
    Good entertainment, retirement and health benefits.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for upward mobility. This makes the institution a place that feels more like a stepping stone than a place to build a successful career.
    Lack of access to well trained support staff.
    Resources are spread very thin which can make it hard to invest in necessary human and physical infrastructure improvements.
    Institutional relationship is not strong with the local city government or business sector.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on doing fewer things and do those things well. Form partnerships with other educational institutions in the city to strengthen networks and matriculations pathways. Invest in quality professional development for support staff to improve professionalism of employees. Address salary inequities.

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