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University of Akron Reviews

Updated April 21, 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 and nothing to do most of the time (in 11 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. "The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Akron full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It is good university, it provides a lot of experience and make me very commanding on my field.

    Cons

    All things are good but I want the company skills rather than university's skill.


  2. "Graduate Research Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Akron, OH

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

    Pros

    One of the best Public Research Universities in the Midwest!

    Cons

    Weather turns harsh at times.


  3. "An engineer and technician in the field of Civil Engineering and GIS"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Akron, OH

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

    Pros

    I never give up and work very hard. Independence and creativity are the other strength that you can depend on.

    Cons

    I am still developing my leadership style through formal and informal education.


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  5. "Resident Assistamt"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Akron, OH

    I worked at University of Akron full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent experience, made me a more well rounded open individual while enhancing my leadership skills. fair wage as well as living environment provided

    Cons

    Truly no cons to this experience. I would highly recommend this to students attending the university. not just for the money, but for the social experience it provides.


  6. "Graduate Research Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It has excellent research labs with all the facilities.

    Cons

    I do not think of anything.


  7. "Awesome place to work and grow"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Akron, OH

    I have been working at University of Akron (Less than a year)

    Pros

    very nice place to work for

    Cons

    None . It is just the best place


  8. "Graduate Research Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Akron part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Place for Graduate Studies

    Cons

    Akron is a very cold place


  9. "Student assistant College of Engineering DTS"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Akron part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, easy to adapt to environment, entry level offering a lot of experience! This is a very good on-campus job for quick cash

    Cons

    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


  10. "Graduate assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everything is great here, great working environment

    Cons

    no cons other then my biweekly stipend isn't compensated well for all I/we do


  11. "Graduate Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Dublin, OH
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Akron (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Assist undergrad students with their statistical problems; both theoretical and software based.
    Lead the statistical labs with the statistical software.
    Hold tutoring sessions (10 hours/ week) for undergrad students.

    Cons

    Too good to leave.


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