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University of Alabama at Birmingham Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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University of Alabama at Birmingham President Ray Watts
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  1. "RN Staff Nurse"

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    Current Employee - RN Staff Nurse in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - RN Staff Nurse in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team environment. Easy to work with.

    Cons

    Occasionally understaffed. Wanted to hear more about good things that was happening on my unit.


  2. "Post-Doc scientist"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant/Chemistry and Chemical Biology in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Research Assistant/Chemistry and Chemical Biology in Birmingham, AL

    I have been working at University of Alabama at Birmingham full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Is a very good university in medicine.

    Cons

    Birmingham is a very quiet city with not much fun around.

  3. "Decent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate
    Former Employee - Research Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Alabama at Birmingham full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits for expectant mothers and health insurance within UAB Hospital.

    Cons

    Parking is not cheap unless you're willing to walk half a mile uphill. Administration is unusually slow to process things.


  4. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst II in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst II in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Alabama at Birmingham full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    UAB has a great work environment. The pay is decent and the benefits are excellent. If you want to better yourself, they have both tuition assistance and training classes available.

    Cons

    The worst thing about working at UAB is the parking.


  5. "My experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Alabama at Birmingham full-time

    Pros

    Best work environment, very friendly people.

    Cons

    HR is slopy and work remains pending forever


  6. "Current employee"

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Alabama at Birmingham full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and coworkers. Young institution where you can make a mark. UAB is growing in both students and facilities.

    Cons

    None to mention. Great benefits and coworkers. Young institution where you can make a mark. UAB is growing in both students and facilities.


  7. "More diversity"

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    Former Employee - Development
    Former Employee - Development
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    Lack diversity in the senior management and mid level leadership roles

    Advice to Management

    Be intentional about embracing diversity (race, gender, age, etc). I was disappointed to see departments without a minority or a millennial in a senior or middle level leadership role, particularly in the President's Administration, Development Office, Communications. Implement a succession plan for newer leaders on the university side.

  8. "Average Large Hospital"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Alabama at Birmingham full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, lots of PTO.

    Cons

    Pay could be better, could give back to the employees more.


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    "Good, Solid Employer Overall"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Alabama at Birmingham full-time

    Pros

    I had mostly good managers that gave me projects, but also freedom in how I approached and completed them. I had very little micro-managing of my position.

    Cons

    Other employees--especially in understaffed portions of the institution--were ridden by their managers to get more work done, when stretched too thin. The institution can be slow to manage staff shortages, pay raises are suppressed despite excellent performance. Depending on location in the institution, there can be a lot of micro-managing.

    Advice to Management

    Hire experienced workers for positions at a cost that is fair, not just cheap. You get what you pay for.
    Fully staff departments--don't let hiring decisions lag.


  10. "Graduate Researcher/Adjunct Faculty"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Growing institution; good location in the state

    Cons

    Not very conducive to growth, especially for individuals from diverse backgrounds


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