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University of Alaska Anchorage Reviews

Updated March 15, 2017
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  1. "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


  2. "Teaching Assistantsip at the University of Alaska Anchorage"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The fellow teachers are all kind and understanding. I never had a boss that I didn't like.

    Cons

    You get paid just enough to live on campus. You can't afford anywhere else on your own and very few places with a roommate.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the exclusivity clause in the contract so that students can get a second job to supplement cost of living expenses.


  3. "Student"

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    Former Employee - Student in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Student in Anchorage, AK

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

    Pros

    Diverse campus, friendly and professional faculty and staff, and class sizes are decent. The campus is easy to maneuver. The student union is the heart of the campus and is always full of things to partake in.

    Cons

    Not enough parking for the amount paid per semester and/or yearly parking permits. Competitive availability or lack of availability at times for classes needed to complete degree programs.


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  5. "Data Structures and Algorithms TA"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, teachers will hear you out.

    Cons

    May be over worked sometimes.


  6. "Behind the times"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Alaska Anchorage (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fair pay and great benefits
    Helping students

    Cons

    Processes, software, strategies are completely out of date in most departments and in administration - anyone who works here long will have difficulty finding another job (especially in the for-profit sector) because their skillsets will be obsolete

    Way too much bureaucracy even for a university, projects get stalled because of ridiculously long review and approval processes, often by people who have nothing to do with the project but who just need their egos stroked


  7. "Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent compensation. Faculty have a lot of autonomy.

    Cons

    State's budget is boom/bust and completely tied to oil. Long/dark winters.


  8. "No issues"

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

    Pros

    Good pay, job security, benefits

    Cons

    Boring, lot of old people


  9. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Alaska Anchorage full-time

    Pros

    Fun place to work mostly

    Cons

    Management should be more happy


  10. "University is under assault by state legislature"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Beautiful campus and a very diverse environment. Friendly co workers. Good tuition match at the time which may no longer be. Excellent potential for student activity.

    Cons

    There exists, as of 2015 and certainly into the period before the 2016 elections a crisis throughout the UA system that coincides with the crisis is the state government.


  11. "Great place to work!!"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Manager in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Administrative Manager in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Never a dull moment! There are plenty of growth opportunities. Under the Administrative leadership, excellent treatment to the valuable staff.

    Cons

    Complex hierarchy. Can be "political" especially when there is change in leadership.

    The university can tend to excessively promote from within. Meaning seniority overrides actual talent which can be discouraging and counter-productive.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a theme and stick with it, so many times the university has picked a "latest and greatest" methodology for business planning but rarely see that methodology through more than 1 fiscal cycle.



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