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"Great experience; very professional but hampered by institutional paralysis"

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Current Employee - Cooperative Extention - Mid-management in Auburn, AL
Current Employee - Cooperative Extention - Mid-management in Auburn, AL
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Auburn University (More than a year)

Pros

"All in" is true. Supportive environment - culture is caring & inclusive. Many opportunities to learn and grow due to working on campus.

Cons

Institutional paralysis exists: change and decisons happen very slowly. Just too big to be flexible. Many old-timers adverse to change (growth). I would say that the pay is low, but even though the salary is relatively low, the benefits/perks are very high. Free tuition is a terrific benefit!

Advice to Management

Focus on strategic development to remain competitive.

Other Employee Reviews for Auburn University

  1. Helpful (3)

    "A university with much room remaining in which to grow and modernize"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Auburn, AL
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Auburn, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Auburn University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent and ambitious colleagues among faculty and new visions provided by a few recent administrative hires

    Cons

    Overly dependent on state fiscal support, still burdened with legacy administration, practices, policies and organization, faculty remain on continuing path to becoming second-class citizens within context of administrative bloat and ineffectiveness, workloads far above regional average of peer institutions with correspondingly poor compensation and benefits across the majority of the workforce

    Advice to Management

    Develop independence from state budget shackles and modernize practice and approaches at all levels of the organization to increase efficiency, flexibility and responsiveness to overwhelming change in higher ed while ascribing to true standards of academic achievement and institutional prowess


  2. "I learned a lot from working at Auburn"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Auburn, AL
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Auburn, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Auburn University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well funded, Good environment, Relaxed atmosphere.

    Cons

    Lack of a competitive environment

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