the parking is horrendous and very expensive. They are working to remedy it, but not really. It is probably the most frustrating thing about working for the university
The mental health options are very slim. The Insurance company is difficult to work with. Not a lot of option in the network for non-standard needs
Good insurance, paid vacation time
They offer Medical/Dental/Vision/Life all at a cost (of course). Medical/Dental/Vision/Life is practically worthless to utilize. They will nickel and dime you to death.
There really isn’t a benefits program for Graduate Assistanships... That’s a hard thing when you are going to school and working full time.
The salary they pay staff is way too low to take real advantage of the benefits package. Looking in from the outside (and if you are a classified employee or faculty), the benefits are outstanding. If you're dealing with a non-classified staff salary, it's almost impossible to enjoy the benefits because the premiums are too high (yes, I understand health insurance premiums are as low as sixty bucks for full-time employees, but that's one utility bill).
As an intern, I liked how I got time off when the students got time off. The UofA also helped me on professional development tasks as part of my job description, which was a great benefit.
You can take off work certain times during the day for classes, family, emergencies, and other things. They are not as strict about not being present as other companies as long as you get your work done. I don't have official benefits since I am still a student, not a full time employee.
Lots of good things if you are a regular employee. But for student workers it is irrelevant because we do not get regular benefits.
the best thing is you could check out equipment for yourself. worst thing is they did pay that much, you have to work at least 12 hours a week.