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University of Central Arkansas Reviews

Updated November 4, 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. "Graduate Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great working environment. Wonderful people!!!

    Cons

    None I absolutely loved it.


  2. "Associate Professor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I love working with the people here

    Cons

    Salary could be higher for faculty


  3. "Chair"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conway, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conway, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Central Arkansas full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large opportunities with a small town feel.

    Cons

    Area still experiencing economic growth.


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  5. "Student Worker"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Conway, AR
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Conway, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I thoroughly enjoyed working as a student worker at UCA. Keep in mind, though, that this was a federal work study position. This job allowed me to work during school and was never too much stress. The people I worked with are wonderful and I still keep in touch with them today.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  6. "Great Research Environment"

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

    I worked at University of Central Arkansas part-time

    Pros

    Reasonable hours
    Work on exciting projects
    Meet Similarly minded people

    Research looked impressive on resume and got me into graduate school

    Cons

    There are not a lot of down sides to working here. It sucks taking classes simultaneously but the pay is fair.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. It works and it gets students places. Remove Gen Eds to allow students to more of what they love


  7. "Counseling Center - University of Central Arkansas"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Counseling Center
    Former Intern - Counseling Center
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Central Arkansas as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great client diversity, wonderful staff, excellent training opportunities.

    Cons

    Limited ability on some clients, due to the fact that we are paid by student fees

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing - friendly work environment with lots of opportunity for growth.


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    "Working as a GA at UCA"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - UCA Counseling Center in Conway, AR
    Current Employee - UCA Counseling Center in Conway, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been working as an intern at the UCA Counseling Center for the past 3 months. It's a spectacular learning environment with the most talented staff and mentors I could possibly imagine.

    Cons

    While this is a paid internship, it is a very LOW paying internship. Despite the wage being so low, it's still the best experience to complete my education.


  9. "Working at the Student Center felt like being part of a family."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Computer Support Specialist in Conway, AR
    Current Employee - Computer Support Specialist in Conway, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was given the freedom to use my own ideas to solve tasks.
    Everyone works together to accomplish tasks.
    Leadership truly cares about their employees.
    Hours are flexible to accommodate studies.

    Cons

    Chic-Fil-A and Pizza Hut are downstairs (Student Center), which makes eating healthy difficult. This could also be seen as a Pro.

    Advice to Management

    The Student Center is doing things right. When I move on to work somewhere else, I will always remember this job fondly. Keep on this track and I feel that anyone to work here will feel the same. Thank you!


  10. "Lots of free time"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern In College of Business in Conway, AR
    Former Intern - Intern In College of Business in Conway, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Central Arkansas as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The personnel is very friendly

    Cons

    The work is not so challenging

    Advice to Management

    Involve interns in activities more challenging


  11. "Great"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Conway, AR
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Conway, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a state job so you get a good 401k, 8 hours of vacation and sick time per month when starting. Great environment: overall local community of Conway Arkansas is a great place to live.

    Cons

    Salaries tend to stay at entry level for a very long time, advancement only happens if you move from job to job by applying for new positions. It is very rare to advance in your own department without years and years of dedicated service. Faculty positions are very much the same with slow advancement in pay.

    Advice to Management

    Stay on top of cola raises and start doing more merit raises as well as one time bonuses.



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