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University of Alabama at Birmingham Reviews

Updated March 19, 2017
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University of Alabama at Birmingham President Ray Watts
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  • low pay as usual in academic settings (in 15 reviews)

  • Hard to move to another department (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Nice overall environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Police Officer
    Current Employee - Police Officer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees and supervisors all held to a high standard

    Cons

    Few opportunities for upward mobility, getting outside CE training approved is always a battle, pay/benefits are not commensurate with responsibilities, totally detached senior management.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    UAB treats their employees very well, the benefits provided are fantastic, even if you are an hourly employee (full or part time).

    Cons

    The hiring process is slow, if you are in a rush to get a job it can take a while
    The parking situation is awful


  3. "Graduate Student"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great research experience for graduate school

    Cons

    Doesn't pay very well to live off of

    Advice to Management

    N/A


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  5. "Data Specialist"

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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 part-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, Excellent connections, You will meet medical professionals from everywhere.

    Cons

    Demanding schedule. But overall the job was good.


  6. "Unit Secretary"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Unit Secretary in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Unit Secretary in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    So many wonderful benefits; like being able to attend the university for free

    Cons

    I don't have many cons, but parking is difficult.


  7. "Student Software Developer/Researcher"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Software Developer in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Student Software Developer in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible hours, lets you prioritize school

    Cons

    nothing really, besides not having a complete stable work environment


  8. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - Decent work and decent Payment

    Cons

    Dependents insurance not covered by department


  9. "UAB"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great students, faculty, and research support.

    Cons

    The urban campus, crime, and deteriorating facilities.


  10. "A good employer in Alabama"

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    Former Employee - Researcher V in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Researcher V in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefit package, especially 5% match for TIAA 403b and medical insurance and other employee perks.
    President and senior leaders try to improve the university infrastructure and the university is continuously growing especially in medical area.

    Cons

    Science is not competitive enough to other top universities compared to its size and diverisity.
    Sometimes, politics influences the focus in university development, but looks going the right direction.

    Advice to Management

    Too much medical area is focused, but need to balance with other science areas such as chemistry, physics and biology.


  11. "Title doesn't correspond with work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Autonomy in position and high level of responsibility

    Cons

    low pay, long hours, unpredictable work schedule



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