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Updated Jun 30, 2022

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Love UAB

    Jun 27, 2022 - Postdoctoral Fellow 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    UAB has been great, PI's and administration have been very supportive.

    Cons

    It can be lab to lab - if you have a bad PI then you won't enjoy it, but that isn't specific to UAB, just academia.

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Pretty Nice

    Jun 30, 2022 - Academic Advisor 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Coworkers are great! Students pay/compensation benefits

    Cons

    Not remote or hybrid options even though 90% of the job is online micromanaged

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  3. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Good place to work, improving on old habits

    Jun 28, 2022 - Director in Birmingham, AL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    As the #1 employer in AL , there is a lot of opportunities interal and external from your division. Promotions are possible because of growth .

    Cons

    Old ways of thinking are still an issue

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Awesome

    Jun 14, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    There are many great benefits

    Cons

    There are very few cons

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  5. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Its a Ph.D. Life

    Jun 28, 2022 - PhD Student in Birmingham, AL
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    Pros

    A relaxed environment, with multiple opportunities for learning

    Cons

    An academic institution that clearly doesn't value Ph.D. students.

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Cool

    Jun 25, 2022 - Bookseller 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Works with schedule and you get discount on textbooks

    Cons

    Unorganized and a little stressful during rush

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  7. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great place to work

    Jun 10, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Lot of opportunities to grow in your position. The institute encourages if you want to pursue higher educational opportunities

    Cons

    Average benefits, can do better

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  8. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great experience

    Jun 9, 2022 - Office Assistant II in Birmingham, AL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great training, fair pay, helpful management

    Cons

    Parking, having to ride the bus from blocks away until parking pass was available

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  9. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    ISS I

    Jun 22, 2022 - Information Systems Specialist I in Birmingham, AL
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    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible hours, some remote work.

    Cons

    Low pay, poor upper management, nepotism.

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  10. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Academic Side Needs Management Overhaul, Hospital Side is Ok

    Jun 20, 2022 - Program Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Decent benefits, holidays off, retirement plans

    Cons

    Not great pay, management on academic side is terrible, inflexible policies, mandatory minimum contribution on one of the retirement plans (can't decline this particular plan or alter the minimum contribution).

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University of Alabama at Birmingham has an overall rating of 4.1 out of 5, based on over 975 reviews left anonymously by employees. 86% of employees would recommend working at University of Alabama at Birmingham to a friend and 69% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, University of Alabama at Birmingham employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.8 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at University of Alabama at Birmingham. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

86% of University of Alabama at Birmingham employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated University of Alabama at Birmingham 3.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.1 for culture and values and 3.9 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at University of Alabama at Birmingham to be career development, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be culture, management, compensation.

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