Marketing & Communications Specialist (Current Employee) – Huntsville, AL – January 17, 2018
Great balance if you need to prioritize for academic commitments over work. Still, the work is satisfying and appreciated. Supervisors want to see you maximizing the opportunity and are generally supportive of input, even though you're "only" a student.
Academic culture of support staff is inflexible and mostly incompatible with engineering design work
Research Engineer (Current Employee) – Huntsville, AL – July 2, 2017
The Good: The work environment is extremely relaxed. There is no dress code, if you are into that. You can come and go as you please, within reason. The number of holidays and vacation days combined is unbeatable.
The Bad: The state government wastes money using antiquated operating methods, which is frequently frustrating. Not enough overhead money is returned to engineering centers to allow for marketing (finding more contracts) or for typical engineering software needs, office furniture, etc.
Tons of vacation and holidays (2 weeks of Holiday time for Christmas Break), and entire week off for Spring Break
Dealing with state government red tape, lack of overhead funding returned to engineering centers for normal operating costs
Lecturer in English (Former Employee) – Huntsville, AL – June 17, 2017
I love UAH, but not the management in the liberal arts department, which is not inclusive of varying viewpoints and beliefs. As someone who spent 9 years there, I have seen the broad, long view. It's great for academics and the campus is beautiful, but the opportunity for faculty advancement is minimal.
Lack of opportunities for professional advancement