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University of Central Arkansas Reviews

Updated November 27, 2016
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Pros
  • Beautiful Campus, I love being outdoors and gardening, so I loved my job (in 5 reviews)

  • Learned a lot about troubleshooting computers and gives me need experience before I graduate (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Hard to balance with school, part-time jobs, community service, campus involvement, and leadership roles (in 2 reviews)

  • Salary could be higher for faculty (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "HOST"

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

    I worked at University of Central Arkansas part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good learning experience for student worker position.

    Cons

    Have to deal with time management and work stress.

    Advice to Management

    Always keep up with dated methods.


  2. "Low pay, but relaxed atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Typically a relaxed place to work with decent benefits. Usually has a flexible schedule for most employees/departments.

    Cons

    Pay is terrible. Not even close to market value. Don't expect raises or promotions.


  3. "RA"

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    Current Employee - Residential Assistant in Conway, AR
    Current Employee - Residential Assistant in Conway, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Central Arkansas (More than a year)

    Pros

    As a residential assistant, I was able to develop my leadership skills, communication skills, and teamwork skills. As an RA, I had to work with different individuals with personalities that were vastly different from my own. Because of this position, I was able to get a better understanding that not everyone I encounter nor will everyone I work with do things as I would.

    Cons

    As an RA I was always on duty, not just during my assigned duty days. Some of the residents I was in charge of had difficulty obeying the rules and following proper residential hall protocol. This made it difficult to relate to them and get them interact with me.

    Advice to Management

    Assign multiple RA's to each floor and not just one to each floor


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  5. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant/Instructor in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant/Instructor in Little Rock, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Central Arkansas part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good community of professionals who care about students.

    Cons

    Students are not driven and most do not want to be and shouldn't be in college. Politics of all departments are not worth the pay.


  6. "Grounds Maintenance"

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    Former Employee - Grounds Keeper in Mayflower, AR
    Former Employee - Grounds Keeper in Mayflower, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Central Arkansas part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful Campus, I love being outdoors and gardening, so I loved my job.

    Cons

    My job was temporary, so I had no benefits, and made less than the regular employees.

    Advice to Management

    Don't play favorites with the staff.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "I work in one of the best departments with great faculty and staff."

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Conway, AR
    Current Employee - Administrative in Conway, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The students. And every day I learn something new.

    Cons

    The upper administration makes sure they give 5hemselves very healthy raises every year. Faculty make considerably less than average compared to other schools it's size. And many staff live in poverty.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget the reason the university exists. It's the faculty and staff that keep the system going. It's about the students. Not the good old boy system.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good people, poor support"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor

    I have been working at University of Central Arkansas full-time

    Pros

    Some really great people depending on your department. Excellent benefits particularly 401k contributions. It's a pleasant atmosphere to work in.

    Cons

    Administration has some issues. It seems that there is still some corruption in the upper management. Staff and faculty seem to be a low priority in the view of the administration as salaries are low and raises are almost nonexistent. This would be understandable in the context of financial constrains on the school, but administration routinely give themselves large raises.

    Advice to Management

    It is likely a calculated risk on the administration's part to keep staff compensation down, but it will only hurt the organization in the long run.


  9. "Student worker"

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Conway, AR
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Conway, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Central Arkansas part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -You can earn money while in school.
    -Easy tasks.

    Cons

    -No clear goal.
    -Not so many positions are available.


  10. "The University of Central Arkansas is a good place for some people to work, but not for others."

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    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Conway, AR
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Conway, AR
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    UCA offers tuitiion reimbursement, so you can continue your education. They have some great Masters level and PhD level programs. The workout facility is nice and the campus is beautiful.

    Cons

    UCA is a challenging place for minorities. Also, you are often required to work a huge amount of overtime without being compensated.

    Advice to Management

    Have your management lever personnel take a management course where they are informed of the laws regarding weekly work schedules. Also, upper management needs to be trained on topics pertaining to diversity and race relations.



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