University of Alabama at Birmingham FAQ

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25 English questions out of 25

February 21, 2019

What is health insurance like at University of Alabama at Birmingham?

Pros

Great health insurance for reasonable premiums, most benefits are equal to or exceed those offered by comparable academic research institutions in the region, collaborative environment, great people

Cons

postdocs do not get the same vacation/sick/holiday time off as regular full-time employees and if you transition from postdoc to an employee position, your years of service reset and you have to wait a 6 month probation period before you can use any vacation or sick leave. So... after being a postdoc for 5 years with 10 sick, 10 personal, and 8 holidays per year (compared to 12/12/11 for an employee with 0-5 years of service), you will then have to wait 6 months before you can take a sick or vacation day even if you are working for the same PI and you don't get any credit for the years employed as a postdoc. It's a bit of a slap in the face since most postdocs work at least 50-60hrs/week.

Advice to Management

salary and health insurance compensation is great, but postdocs really get the shaft when it comes paid leave benefits, especially if you want to stay at the institution in a non-tenure-track position

Great health insurance for reasonable premiums, most benefits are equal to or exceed those offered by comparable academic research institutions in the region, collaborative environment, great people

February 21, 2019

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October 5, 2020

What are perks and other benefits like at University of Alabama at Birmingham?

Pros

The benefits and perks are good especially the educational benefit.

Cons

There is little opportunity for upward growth in my division. Cronyism is a very serious issue at UAB.

The benefits and perks are good especially the educational benefit.

October 5, 2020

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August 1, 2019

Does University of Alabama at Birmingham offer tuition reimbursement?

Pros

tuition reimbursement, fast paced environment, professional development opportunities, good work/life balance

Cons

conservative/old fashioned in industry, slow to change

Advice to Management

respect all types of people, not just the ones who look/act like you

tuition reimbursement, fast paced environment, professional development opportunities, good work/life balance

August 1, 2019

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December 24, 2019

What is the retirement plan like at University of Alabama at Birmingham?

Pros

Educational benefits and retirement plan is great.

Cons

Too many bosses and people not willing to except changes

Educational benefits and retirement plan is great.

December 24, 2019

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October 23, 2019

What is paid time off like at University of Alabama at Birmingham?

Pros

Great benefits with PTO and HSA.

Cons

Hard to move around. A lot of political red tape between departments. Equal pay for research positions no matter experience due to wanting to decrease pay gap.

Great benefits with PTO and HSA.

October 23, 2019

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