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Updated August 15, 2017
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Pros
  • good working environment, nice coworkers (in 18 reviews)

  • Great school to study and great place to work (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, low employee moral sometimes (in 14 reviews)

  • Since this is a considered a non profit organization the non full time employees get Little pay, and are limited to less than 30 hours a week (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Student Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Akron part-time

    Pros

    Good while attending school and scheduling.

    Cons

    Not really . It was quite fun actually.


  2. "Lifeguard"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Akron part-time

    Pros

    Make friends, close to campus, easy

    Cons

    boring, slow at times, low pay

  3. "Good environment to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Akron part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Helpful professors. beautiful surroundings and quality

    Cons

    nothing much.everything is fine. other than fees .

    Advice to Management

    Increasing GA salary will be nice.


  4. "Researcher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Akron part-time

    Pros

    great team,great management, healthy environment

    Cons

    little money, lack of advancement and small group


  5. "Undergraduate researcher"

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    Former Employee - Undergraduate Researcher in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Researcher in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Akron part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back environment. Opportunity for publication. Flexible work hours

    Cons

    The only con was the low pay.


  6. "Awesome"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Akron full-time

    Pros

    Great culture to have fun

    Cons

    Parking is not very fun


  7. "The University of Akron"

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant
    Former Employee - Student Assistant

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, paid training, good experience

    Cons

    Hard to get job if you don't have work study

  8. "Graduate Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Akron full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People are nice; Project is interesting.

    Cons

    Can't complain, so far so good.

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "Photo Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Student in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Student in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Akron full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    New staff, emerging city and new buildings

    Cons

    Not enough scholarships for emerging students in different accredited degrees

    Advice to Management

    Explain the hidden gems in Akron. Show freshman inexpensive ways to live on campus. Provide healthier food options for students


  10. "TA- Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The department is wonderful. People are supportive and understanding.

    Cons

    The workload is very high, pay is terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Value your TA's. We do a lot to keep the university going for a tiny amount of money.


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