University of Central Arkansas

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University of Central Arkansas Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
University of Central Arkansas – Conway – “College of Business Building”

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4.1 20 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

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Tom Courtway

(4 ratings)

89% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Working at the Student Center felt like being part of a family.

    Computer Support Specialist (Current Employee) Conway, AR

    ProsI was given the freedom to use my own ideas to solve tasks.
    Everyone works together to accomplish tasks.
    Leadership truly cares about their employees.
    Hours are flexible to accommodate studies.

    ConsChic-Fil-A and Pizza Hut are downstairs (Student Center), which makes eating healthy difficult. This could also be seen as a Pro.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe Student Center is doing things right. When I move on to work somewhere else, I will always remember this job fondly. Keep on this track and I feel that anyone to work here will feel the same. Thank you!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Lots of free time

    Intern In College of Business (Former Employee) Conway, AR

    ProsThe personnel is very friendly

    ConsThe work is not so challenging

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvolve interns in activities more challenging

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great

    Coordinator (Current Employee) Conway, AR

    ProsIt's a state job so you get a good 401k, 8 hours of vacation and sick time per month when starting. Great environment: overall local community of Conway Arkansas is a great place to live.

    ConsSalaries tend to stay at entry level for a very long time, advancement only happens if you move from job to job by applying for new positions. It is very rare to advance in your own department without years and years of dedicated service. Faculty positions are very much the same with slow advancement in pay.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStay on top of cola raises and start doing more merit raises as well as one time bonuses.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Awesome Place to build your Carrer

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood Work Culture, Good Career Guidance

    ConsNot too many opportunities to try new things

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    Football Coach

    Football Coach (Current Employee) Conway, AR

    ProsWork Schedule was great in terms of time off.

    ConsThere were none for me.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent

    Graduate Assistant (Current Employee) Conway, AR

    ProsThe people working there care about all facets of the university. All departments work together to complete tasks and enjoy what they are doing.

    ConsSome of the downsides of working at the University of Central Arkansas would include: funds are not very plentiful and some workers are older and not trying to advance in their field.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Friendly peers, bureaucratic upper management

    Graduate Assistant (Current Employee) Conway, AR

    ProsFriendly coworkers
    Attractive campus
    Great community
    Supportive peers
    Flexible work schedule
    Many people in the staff have been working there for years

    ConsThe pay is not the best, and raises are slow and small (but that's a government issue)
    Not many great opportunities for advancement

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove the communication channels between the higher management and lower management. If not, then cut some off the levels in the middle to flatten the organizational structure.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Working for UCA is the best decision I've ever made!!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Conway, AR

    ProsThe University has some of the best staff in the country. The atmosphere overall is very conducive to learning, and it is really exiciting to see the students eager to learn. The deans and administrators are very supportive, the campus is beautiful and the student enrollment increases every year.

    ConsSome of the downsides of working for The University of Central Arkansas are the fact that it is in Conway and not as close to Little Rock, as one would like. That being said because it is a bit of a distance away from Little Rock, the crime rate is lower.

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great opportunities if you seek them!

    Graduate Assistant (Current Employee) Conway, AR

    ProsWonderful school with lots of potential, small school + small town = great work life balance. If you are looking for opportunities to teach, broaden the minds of students, or help serve students in some capacity, this is the place to be.

    ConsThe only negative thing I have to say about working at UCA is the lack of communication. I hope that in the near future things get better in this arena, but the lack of communication between departments and employees can be avoided if you are proactive, if not, then it probably still won't diminish your experience too much. It's just a cultural norm to be silo'd, but if that doesn't bother you, then this school is awesome! :)

    Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage communication! The students and entry level employees do not know or care who you are because you don't talk to them like you're on the same team.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I have had a great experience overall with UCA.

    Executive Assistant to Our Adv Vice President (Current Employee) Conway, AR

    ProsOur President Tom Courtway-he has integrity to make UCA a better institution better.

    ConsSome of the downsides would be all of the media attention at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't judge a book by it's cover because there is so much more inside that holds integrity, hard work and loyalty. I have the experience you are looking for according to your job description.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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