University of South Alabama Employee Reviews about "low pay"

Updated Oct 25, 2020

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  • "Low pay for professional work product(in 11 reviews)

  • "only allowed to worj 20 hours/week as student(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Wonderful place awful pay"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of South Alabama part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, no weekends, relaxed environment

    Cons

    No room for growth, low pay

  2. "Poor Management and Lack of Growth Opportunities"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - University Staff 

    I worked at University of South Alabama full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    My favorite part about working at South? Having access to the recreation center and nice walking trails around campus.

    Cons

    Poor management, lack of growth opportunities/staff support or access to professional development resources, long hours with extremely low pay for professional positions requiring advanced degrees and years of experience, poor communication across university departments and offices with no consistency in applying policies or implementing positive change at the university, mediocre health benefits with high premiums, priorities seem to be placed on sports and other areas at the expense of other departments and offices, and just an overall absence of a sense of community. Invest in and support your staff so that they will want to stick around for more than a few years!


  3. "Low pay and a lot of bureaucracy"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Secretary in Mobile, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of South Alabama full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Employee/family tuition program (50% courses). Physicians and caregivers that truly want to help the community. A few competent managers that know what they are doing and allow employees to thrive.

    Cons

    Low pay across the board - long term faculty sometimes earn less than their new colleagues. No merit pay. The most recent raise was 3%, which covered the increase in insurance costs. The raise before that was 2-3 years prior, which also covered the increase in insurance costs. PTO is required for closures - including hurricanes and icy roads. The benefits for healthcare workers are very different than on-campus employees (who are paid for extreme weather days off). Even for employees, it is difficult to get appointments within the system. Specialties are not well represented in all departments. In a system this big, hospital employees should have an in-house urgent care. Incompetence is tolerated because the paperwork required to dismiss employees is significant - departments suffer intensely because of a cost-sunk fallacy with incompetent department chairs, rude nursing staff, and lazy clerks/office workers/staff. Annual evaluations are pointless because again, there is no merit pay for hard work and no consequences for poor performance and bad behavior.

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    "Good place for students"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Mobile, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of South Alabama part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, friendly supervisors, fun assignements

    Cons

    Low pay, few positions available, no raises

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good employer but not great pay"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistance in Mobile, AL
    Recommends

    I worked at University of South Alabama full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, holidays, vacation and discounts. The university offers tuition reimbursement which helped as I was attended school at the time I was employed with them.

    Cons

    The university has a very low pay scale. The university doesn't always give raises and when they do they are minimal.

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  6. "Innovation in Learning Center, South Alabama"

    5.0
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    Graduate Assistant in Mobile, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of South Alabama for 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.

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  7. "Math Tutor"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Math Tutor 
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of South Alabama part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Sometimes easy to do other things such as homework while at work Easy going atmostphere

    Cons

    Pay is low for tutoring position

  8. "Gain experience"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of South Alabama part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The job is usually easy and you end up with a lot of experience and portfolio material.

    Cons

    The pay is low, but that's not why you get this job. Sometimes you have to work late on Sunday before publication.

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    "USA police Dept."

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Police Officer in Mobile, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of South Alabama full-time for 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.

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  10. Helpful (3)

    "Horrible Management"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mobile, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at University of South Alabama full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Generous health insurance and retirement plans. Access to USA doctors. Tuition reimbursement after 6 months of employment.

    Cons

    Low pay. Long hours. Employees who have been with the bookstore for years are allowed to do nothing. Management puts these employees' work responsibilities onto other employees. There is little to no support from upper management.

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