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University of Alaska Fairbanks Reviews

Updated May 23, 2018
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Pros
  • "Excellent work environment and opportunities for growth" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Great people, good pay, with university benifits" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Hostile work environment around very tight deadlines" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Low pay compared to industry average" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Alaska Fairbanks full-time

    Pros

    UAF has a great community
    Talented advisors
    unique opportunites

    Cons

    The fisheries program has high expectations at the masters level


  2. "Title of Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of Alaska Fairbanks part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, lenient on sick days.

    Cons

    Lots of down time, Won't learn much.

  3. "Beautiful location"

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

    Pros

    Tentative and friendly staff. Small community. Opportunities to develop and grow. Accessible to trails. Beautiful campus. Good for Arctic research.

    Cons

    Some inefficient and antiquated methods.


  4. "Naturally Inspiring"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of Alaska Fairbanks part-time

    Pros

    Can't beat the location, and ACRC is right down the road.

    Cons

    Loss of oil revenue means loss of taxes for UAF.


  5. "Good University, tons of opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Alaska Fairbanks part-time

    Pros

    -Tuition waiver, good wage, retirement benefits

    Cons

    Cold environment, terrible parking, inefficient management


  6. "Facilities Supervisor"

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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Alaska Fairbanks part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people (customers and employees), and flexible schedule

    Cons

    Not constant hours, never got a raise


  7. "Graduate Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay for student job

    Cons

    very stressful and very demanding

  8. "Great people, tough economic times"

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    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people and great management

    Cons

    Difficult economic times for the state.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  9. "Depends who you work for"

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    Pros

    I was doing research for a great professor, so I had a great time.

    Cons

    This only applies to that one professor, I can't comment on any others.


  10. "Overall good."

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    Pros

    There were really great coworkers!

    Cons

    Sometimes budgetary issues got in the way of work


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