University of Alabama at Birmingham FAQ

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24 English questions out of 24

October 25, 2020

How are senior leaders perceived at University of Alabama at Birmingham?

Pros

work with smart people on interesting projects; very flexible work schedule; SOM Department of Microbiology has great leadership; lots of fringe benefits from being on campus

Cons

high pressure - you are competing to publish with scholars around the world; parking can be an issue

work with smart people on interesting projects; very flexible work schedule; SOM Department of Microbiology has great leadership; lots of fringe benefits from being on campus

October 25, 2020

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April 22, 2020

How is management perceived at University of Alabama at Birmingham?

Pros

Location, training, experience, meet new people, 401k

Cons

No opportunity for growth, terrible management, not family friendly

No opportunity for growth, terrible management, not family friendly

April 22, 2020

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February 21, 2019

Is University of Alabama at Birmingham a good company to work for?

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 25, 2020

What is the company culture at University of Alabama at Birmingham?

Pros

Work environment, culture and diversity

Cons

There are no cons working here

Work environment, culture and diversity

October 25, 2020

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April 21, 2020

What is the hiring process like at University of Alabama at Birmingham?

Pros

Exceptional institution and clinical care..

Cons

Difficult to navigate the HR system and hiring process.

Difficult to navigate the HR system and hiring process.

April 21, 2020

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