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University of Central Arkansas Reviews

Updated February 13, 2017
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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. "Some Divisions Are Better Than Others"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conway, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conway, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will receive a lot of benefits: wellness benefits, free access to the gym, discounts to performances, reduced co-pay for visiting the Health Center, free counseling...the list goes on.

    Cons

    If you are a professor, you pretty much have free reign over your time. If you are professional staff, how much flexibility you have depends on the division for which you work. Some supervisors are sticklers about every second you're supposed to be on the clock. Also, UCA provides the lowest pay in the state for certain types of non-teaching opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Consider flex time and working from home as options for people whose jobs permit it. Productivity and morale will increase.


  2. "good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good place to work fine

    Cons

    no bad things to say about


  3. "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.


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  5. "Graduate Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great working environment. Wonderful people!!!

    Cons

    None I absolutely loved it.


  6. "Quality Depends on the Department"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work on a beautiful campus
    The Academic Departments are filled with great people

    Cons

    Nepotism in positions related to student life. If you are not an alumni from Sigma Phi Epsilon, Alpha Sigma Alpha, or another large Greek organization, don't bother applying.


  7. "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.


  8. "Great University"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Greenbrier, AR
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Greenbrier, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits and Culture. Work life balance is top notch

    Cons

    Pay is based off the state guidelines and is below average


  9. "Student Worker Position"

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, a lot of training opportunities and informational workshops, closed on major holidays and for many small breaks.

    Cons

    Internet connection is not reliable. Large parking lots are often closed, making the walk to work very long.


  10. "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


  11. "Director"

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

    Pros

    Many people have a sense of ownership and community as part of this institution. Benefits are good, better than many realize and it is a beautiful place to work.

    Cons

    Because many in leadership roles have been at the institution for so long they don't understand modern administrative structures and staffing needs of an institution this size.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace innovation. Embrace technology. Embrace cross-discipline education. Embrace relationships with industry. Embrace getting rid of people that are on 4th strike and work harder to keep good people in all areas.



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