University of Central Arkansas

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University of Central Arkansas Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
22 Reviews
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22 Reviews
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  1.  

    Wage slavery pure and simple. They pay graduate assistants less than half the area average.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Central Arkansas as a contractor

    Pros

    At times they hire people.

    Cons

    They pay next to nothing and treat employees very poorly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees fair wages and treat them with due respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Graduate Assistant Position

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conway, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conway, AR

    I have been working at University of Central Arkansas

    Pros

    Low cost of living
    Pretty Campus

    Cons

    Bad pay
    No health benifits
    Bad university leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Student worker

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Conway, AR
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Conway, AR

    I worked at University of Central Arkansas part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -You can earn money while in school.
    -Easy tasks.

    Cons

    -No clear goal.
    -Not so many positions are available.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    The University of Central Arkansas is a good place for some people to work, but not for others.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Conway, AR
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Conway, AR

    I have been working at University of Central Arkansas

    Pros

    UCA offers tuitiion reimbursement, so you can continue your education. They have some great Masters level and PhD level programs. The workout facility is nice and the campus is beautiful.

    Cons

    UCA is a challenging place for minorities. Also, you are often required to work a huge amount of overtime without being compensated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have your management lever personnel take a management course where they are informed of the laws regarding weekly work schedules. Also, upper management needs to be trained on topics pertaining to diversity and race relations.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    positive experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Central Arkansas full-time

    Pros

    Making a difference in the quality of life for Seniors. Having the freedom to be creative in my management style, being allowed to recruit and hire my own staff.

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility, limited resources. Below industry - standard income. Demands of job can become 24/7, 7 days a week dealing with employee issues.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great opportunities if you seek them!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Conway, AR
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Conway, AR

    I have been working at University of Central Arkansas part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Wonderful 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Encourage 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I have had a great experience overall with UCA.

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant to Our Adv Vice President in Conway, AR
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant to Our Adv Vice President in Conway, AR

    I have been working at University of Central Arkansas full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don'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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Student worker (in the office)

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Conway, AR
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Conway, AR

    I worked at University of Central Arkansas part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    A lot of sitting down, not very much pressure, not very much *boss/*employee interaction but a lot of *Professor/*Student.

    Cons

    Base pay; Not many hours; not very helpful with experience in general

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Greatest work environment!

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    Current Employee - I T in Conway, AR
    Current Employee - I T in Conway, AR

    I have been working at University of Central Arkansas full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, supportive staff, exellent education benefits for employee and family.

    Cons

    Salary, Not the place you want to work if money is priority in your life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Secure more funding for bonuses and raises to help with the increasing cost of living.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    A great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Central Arkansas

    Pros

    Faculty are very nice, and always compliment me on how great of a job I do. My boss is awesome. You get the responsibility of making sure the building is clean for the following day. The benefits are really good. The students are nice too. Couldn't ask for a better place to work.

    Cons

    Salary isn't as good. Could be paid more for what we do. Parking is terrible, especially around Lewis Science. Can't seem to find a space when needed in faculty/staff parking areas due to the fact that students park there illegally. PD doesn't drive around enough around these areas to give tickets. Not enough recognition for doing a great job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the parking problem. Staff shouldn't have to drive around to find a space, then end up parking in the back parking lot, causing us to be late. We need a pay increase or at least a raise. Some kind of incentive for us working here. Make us feel like we make a difference working here.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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