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University of Alaska Anchorage Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
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University of Alaska Anchorage Chancellor Fran Ulmer
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Pros
  • flexible schedules, great benefits, typically stable employment for Alaska (in 6 reviews)

  • Good Benefits, Pay, and Management (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • UAA, but even more impossible to get fired (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Teaching at UAA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Alaska Anchorage part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Collegiality, focus on teaching and practice

    Cons

    Limited support for conducting research


  2. "Needs help"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anchorage, AK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Alaska Anchorage full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good time off, good facilities (mostly), great support staff

    Cons

    Leadership problems, stuck in a late 1990s mindset, no training available for staff, budget uncertainty.

    Advice to Management

    Stop fighting with other departments, stop fighting with UAF and Statewide, find money to train staff on new technologies.

  3. "The right department is KEY"

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    Former Employee - Director in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Director in Anchorage, AK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible schedules, great benefits, typically stable employment for Alaska

    Cons

    poor leadership and internal training, political, not great salaries compared to lower 48

    Advice to Management

    invest in professional development and TRAIN YOUR LEADERS


  4. "Transfer Credit Specialist"

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

    I worked at University of Alaska Anchorage full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, PTO, good salary for the position, good team to work with, some opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    University budget cuts greatly decreased morale and job security, opportunities for advancement were very few.


  5. "Math Tutor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Alaska Anchorage part-time

    Pros

    Enjoyable job, if you like math. There's often downtime to do what you need to. Flexible scheduling, holidays are off.

    Cons

    The wages are fairly low.


  6. "Activity Director"

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    Current Employee - Instructional Designer in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Instructional Designer in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Alaska Anchorage full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decision making and high levels of creativity

    Cons

    Salary is on the low side

    Advice to Management

    Be more aware of need to change


  7. "Can be fun, can be frustrating."

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    Current Employee - Public Relations Specialist in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Public Relations Specialist in Anchorage, AK
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Laid back, good work life balance. pretty good benefits, and flexible schedules. working with college students can be fun and rewarding.

    Cons

    Far too many individuals whom you will have to work with are just bad at their jobs. poor communicators throughout the university.

  8. "Good place to work"

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

    I worked at University of Alaska Anchorage part-time

    Pros

    Convenient place to work at

    Cons

    Can not think about any


  9. "Executive Assistant to the Dean"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anchorage, AK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Alaska Anchorage full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Higher education can be a very rewarding environment in terms of being able to help students and faculty achieve goals.

    Cons

    UA's system is mucked up in politics. So much so that getting answers or assistance can be near impossible when people keep deflecting accountability. Hiring at UAA was a nightmare, and they have a saying: "It's almost impossible to get hired at UAA, but even more impossible to get fired." UA was also top-heavy in terms of administration, and their direction often felt confused and misguided.

    Advice to Management

    If people can't fulfill the requirements of their positions and have a multitude of complaints as such, please - LET THEM GO. The constant fear displayed by institutional attorneys of even the possibility of a lawsuit was incredibly frustrating. Alaska is an 'at-will' state. Perhaps the UA system needs to hire attorneys who can uphold the requirements of their jobs.


  10. "UAA review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Alaska Anchorage part-time

    Pros

    Free tuition for spouse or kids

    Cons

    Merit raises rare and slow changing environment


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