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University of South Alabama Reviews

Updated April 18, 2017
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Pros
  • University offers great benefits to its full-time personnel (in 5 reviews)

  • The university offers tuition reimbursement which helped as I was attended school at the time I was employed with them (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay for professional work product (in 8 reviews)

  • There is little to no support from upper management (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Internships"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Opelika, AL
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Opelika, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of South Alabama (More than a year)

    Pros

    The intern and study abroad programs is one of the best experiences the school has to offer. Students gain a lot of experience that prepares them for the real world

    Cons

    There are not any cons to the program that I can not think of

    Advice to Management

    Get bigger companies involved in the programs


  2. "Good bunch of folks"

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    Former Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Gulf Breeze, FL
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Gulf Breeze, FL

    I worked at University of South Alabama (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Online time sheets are convenient

    Cons

    none really. It wasn't a bad job and my supervisor was great.


  3. "ACD"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Community Director in Mobile, AL
    Current Employee - Assistant Community Director in Mobile, AL
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of South Alabama part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work isn't too hard but can be demanding at times

    Cons

    Not enough pay. Don't treat you with the respect that your job title has.

    Advice to Management

    Pay student employers more if in a leadership role. And if they are in leadership role let them act as such instead of making them have to go to supervisors, for easy things such as making copies.


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  5. "Healthcare"

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    Current Employee - Patient Account Representative II in Mobile, AL
    Current Employee - Patient Account Representative II in Mobile, AL

    I have been working at University of South Alabama (More than a year)

    Pros

    My department has been outsourced to another company and hourly pay.

    Cons

    I'm able to get more experience in medical billing and insurance.


  6. "Undergraduate Researcher"

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Researcher in Mobile, AL
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Researcher in Mobile, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exclusive access to awesome labs
    Very understanding of school work comes first
    More opportunities to interact with future employers

    Cons

    The pay could be better


  7. "Innovation in Learning Center, South Alabama"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Mobile, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of South Alabama (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Full tuition reimbursement for doctoral program.

    Cons

    Some other graduate programs in this same univ pay $25,000 and provide health insurance. This position has no health benefits. Have to renew contract annually and stay continuously enrolled in the PhD program in Instructional Design. Low pay for professional work product. You are not assisting, you are doing the work of faculty members and professional instructional designers for a fraction of the pay. Just hired a new director, so the work environment may change.

    Advice to Management

    Pay health insurance coverage premiums.


  8. "It was a good side job"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Mobile, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of South Alabama part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Worked around schedule well
    Reasonable in all that was asked

    Cons

    Beginning of semester book rush
    Work on football Saturdays

    Advice to Management

    Good management. Works well with all employees. No change really suggested for management


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Decent. What you'd expect."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mobile, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of South Alabama (More than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed all the people that I got to work with. I had good hours with my job. I felt like I had a lot of responsibility and thus a lot of room to grow.

    Cons

    The pay wasn't spectacular. At times I felt underappreciated for the amount of work and responsibility I had taken on.

    Advice to Management

    I understand that its difficult to run a department at a state university that is constantly cutting your funds, but you have to take the time to appreciate the people who are there every day helping you make it run. I ultimately left because I couldn't handle the stress of working for my particular overseer.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Admissions Department"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mobile, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of South Alabama full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of the people are great to work with. Some departments are better to work for than others. Paid holidays off, and free tuition.

    Cons

    Employee's have to pay to park. Admission rules are overlooked for students who play sports. Some people in the department are allowed too much freedom to bully and harass other workers, and the department heads are either too afraid or too hoodwinked to realize what is really going on. Not much room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job at hiring and controlling your subordinates. Entrance rules should apply to EVERYONE, not just the people who play sports.


  11. "USA police Dept."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Police Officer in Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - Police Officer in Mobile, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of South Alabama full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Small patrol areas, Great at assisting students such as opening locked car doors, Jump starting dead battery's . As a law enforcement officer you get a chance to meet various people from all over the world as well as their parents at times. They have a very good interaction with other law enforcement departments.

    Cons

    Little training no advancement, unless you join the inter group. The school pushes education but will not pay for the level of education obtained. The Police personnel have a large turn over of law enforcement officers. Reasons include low pay, promotions depend on who you know not what you know. Education and experience do not count. even for pay purposes.

    Advice to Management

    Review the rules and policies and actions of the police department. Why promotions are based on favoritism and should include a written test and ratings and awards received from the Chief.


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