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University of Arkansas System Reviews

Updated June 4, 2017
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  1. "Clerical Assistant (student worker)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Arkansas System part-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, willing to work with you and your schedule, great supervisors, and a great working environment!

    Cons

    As student worker could only get part- time hours

    Advice to Management

    Continue to help the students


  2. "Reveiw of Criminal Justice Institute-UA System"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great group of people working there. Benefits are excellent.

    Cons

    Director does not trust employees to make decisions and gets involved in lower level decision making rather than focusing on long-term goals. Very critical of mistakes. Keeps reducing staffing levels to save money.

    Advice to Management

    Let your people do their job. Trust your employees.

  3. "Administrative Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Specialist in Fayetteville, AR
    Current Employee - Administrative Specialist in Fayetteville, AR
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    I enjoy the many benefits working at the University. Medical, Vision, Dental, tuition discount and retirement. I also work in a small department which has a family atmosphere.

    Cons

    Parking is probably the biggest grip on campus. You have to pay to park then take a long hike.


  4. "Program Technician"

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    Former Employee - Program Technician in Youngstown, OH
    Former Employee - Program Technician in Youngstown, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of Arkansas System (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent supervisors, flexibility in vacation time and medical appointments, extensive equipment selection.

    Cons

    Very small town environment both among coworkers and outside of work. Advancement on a rigid 5 year pattern.


  5. "AWESOME place to work!"

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    Current Employee - EVersity Employee in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - EVersity Employee in Little Rock, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love working here. The people are great, the environment beautiful. Our office is nestled in a park like environment. Lots of trees. Don Bobbitt is an excellent leader and so is Michael Moore. They are very open and approachable. They value their employees and create a work environment that allows for creativity and collaboration.

    Cons

    There are no negatives I can think of for working at the UA System office. I have enjoyed the experience thus far.

    Advice to Management

    Please keep doing what you are doing. Your employees truly appreciate it. Your support of us, truly makes all the difference.


  6. "Great people to work with. Stress level manageable."

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

    Pros

    Nice time off over December holidays. Health insurance and benefits.

    Cons

    Salaries could be higher. Not many chances for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees what they are worth. It's the little benefits that add up.


  7. "Great work. Management could be improved."

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Little Rock, AR
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The graduate students that I teach are terrific. They are bright and motivated. The topics I work on are interesting. They give me a lot of latitude regarding what I teach.

    Cons

    My cons are only specific to my unit. The management of our unit could use some work. We need a faculty department chair. The upper management should be more sympathetic to the needs of the faculty, and be more faculty centered, and less student centered. The students are extremely coddled. The students need to be required to be more independent.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be more emphasis on publishing by the faculty.

  8. "Working at UofA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good environment to work .. nice campus, but Fayetteville is a small town

    Cons

    Pay may not be great but cost of living at Fayetteville is equally low


  9. "its been lovely, but its more than slightly damaged by lack of goals now"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    casual attire
    political games are low
    if you are ambitious, you can gather more responsibilities and move into leadership fairly easily

    Cons

    slow to fill empty positions
    high employee turnover indicates that there are issues throughout the company
    tech issues have begun cropping up

    Advice to Management

    conduct termination feedback and react to same
    conduct tech surveys and determine what tech will help fulfill company goals and what are holding the company down


  10. "Working within the program and students in wonderful, departmental and college support of program needs is frustrating."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The univeristy where I work offers a number of graduate programs that allow adults of continue their educations. These opportunities allow graduates to increase their professional growth, portability and income.

    Cons

    Each college is its own community. Some of the procedures, requirements, and practices of each college can be vastly different. Programs that do not have a strong link to the colleges larger program or that is not the area of expertise for the dean often have to struggle to get the support and resources that they need to meet the students needs within their program.

    Advice to Management

    Always attempt to look at the big picture and then explore how it will impact each university, college and program.


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