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Updated Jun 21, 2021

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4.1
84%
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86%
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University of Alabama at Birmingham President Ray Watts
Ray Watts
205 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits, consistent pay raises and healthy learning environment(in 45 reviews)

  • "Great work environment and collaborative spirit(in 34 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Abysmally low pay; Some students need remedial work and the high student-teacher ratio is not conducive to this(in 20 reviews)

  • "Most jobs are mundane and hard to move up(in 8 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      UAB tutor at the Vulcan Materials Academic Success Center (VMASC)

      Jun 21, 2021 - Tutor in Birmingham, AL
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      Pros

      -benefits of being a UAB employee -flexible tutoring schedule (based off of your own schedule)

      Cons

      -supervisors for tutors at the Vulcan Materials Academic Success Center would change often

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Not enough $ for the demand

      Jun 8, 2021 - Program Administrator II in Birmingham, AL
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      Pros

      Great employees/coworkers; state retirement system; benefits; the protection & job security that comes with working for a large employer. The satisfaction that comes from working with a wonderful patient population.

      Cons

      UAB was at its best during the pandemic -- not only were they on the front lines of treatment, research, etc. but they gave employees the support and leverage needed to work remote as often as needed. Until one day --- POOF -- that option was taken away with two weeks' notice right at the start of summer, leading to a LOT of very unhappy employees and despite the fact that these same employees worked even harder while remote, contributing to a strong bottom line and a more well-balanced employee base. Clinical teams were granted a bonus raise for the year, but clerical/administrative/professional employees were given a "wellness day" instead of a financial reward. Biggest cons now are the strict limitations on the ability to work remote when the job duties allow it. Unhappy employees at the moment. Hourly employees are not given the same PTO benefits as exempt employees, three less days a year compared to their exempt peers. If you are hourly, do not expect much flexibility in your schedule.

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Research Environment

      Jun 16, 2021 - Research Assistant in Birmingham, AL
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      Pros

      Was a part of a well funded lab, well organized lab and received what was fair pay for a part time undergraduate research assistant. Research opportunities are abundant at UAB and a great way to build a resume as a student.

      Cons

      Parking is miserable. Expect to commute on foot, bike, or by bus from a remote location, because you can basically kiss close parking goodbye unless you want to pay for a monthly pass.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      The place to grow

      Jun 19, 2021 - Mental Health Therapist in Birmingham, AL
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      Pros

      Good team, people stay in job for years, ability to learn, good pay, honest leadership and ceu opportunity

      Cons

      Limited opportunities to grow upwardly, lack of community resources to meet patients needs

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      fndjkvn

      Jun 5, 2021 - Nurse in Birmingham, AL
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      Pros

      great company to work for and VIVA UAB insurance is awesome

      Cons

      UAB hires too many lazy unqualified people and cannot get rid of them

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

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      Jun 11, 2021 - Student in Birmingham, AL
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      Pros

      Good experience while working as teaching assisstant

      Cons

      No cons. Had good experience

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Goblazers

      Jun 21, 2021 - Database Administrator 
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      Pros

      Good Work life balance for some

      Cons

      No raises. Low salary :(

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Awesome

      Jun 6, 2021 - Student Assistant in Birmingham, AL
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      Pros

      It was very nice working as a student assistant

      Cons

      the public transportation was a little problem

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to learn and grow

      Jun 3, 2021 - Program Manager in Birmingham, AL
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      Pros

      Benefits, education, high quality employees

      Cons

      Can be overwhelming to some people. Not necessarily a bad thing.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work as a postdoc

      May 30, 2021 - Postdoctoral Fellow in Birmingham, AL
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      Pros

      innovative. good infrastructure for research.

      Cons

      Probably there isn't much to do in the city, but UAB itself is a great place to work.

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