Athletic Tutor (Current Employee) – Birmingham, AL – July 16, 2016
This job is very rewarding. Working one-on-one with students in need of help is great. Most student-athletes want to succeed and are a joy to work with. I've had to expand my teaching style to reach a variety of different students. While challenging, the benefits greatly outweigh the drawbacks.
flexibility with hours, helping students succeed and learn to study and think for themselves
Financial Affairs Associate I (Former Employee) – Birmingham, AL – March 13, 2016
A typical day at work is talking to student/parent either on phone, email and in person.; doing exit letter for students who are about to graduate, any clerical duties needed. I learned so much in this position and it really prepared me for the position that I am in now. Management was amazing and extremely helpful. My coworkers were awesome The hardest part of the job is catching up on scanning and checking documents; the busy season. The most enjoyable part would be the atmosphere that we set that made it fun to come to work everyday.
CLINICAL TRIALS SPECIALIST (Former Employee) – Birmingham, AL – August 8, 2015
I worked in the Cancer Center, was diagnosed with cancer, and got fired because I was, "taking too many doctor's appointments." 10% of your salary is taken out of each check for the mandatory state retirement plan (not the case for hospital employees - only University employees have to pay that). Currently, UAB is broke. I would never work there again. Thankfully, I'm in remission.
It paid the bills for a while. The cafeteria has some of the best desserts in Birmingham
parking, mandatory high retirement contribution, very uncaring management
Information Systems Specialist (Current Employee) – Birmingham, AL – February 29, 2016
A typical day at work entails supporting our faculty, staff, and students in regards to all of their computer needs. Any problem that comes up, via trouble ticket system, email, or phone, we address it. I also handle daily projects that deals with security updates and software installations.
Family Friendly environment
Pay is below average with little room for advancement within the department
Great place to work with great benefits. BUT pay could be better
Information Systems Specialist I (Current Employee) – Birmingham, AL – August 12, 2015
UAB is a great place to advance your career in Information Technology and Information Systems. They have a very broad selection of different hardware and software models and the projects are very intensive. Yet, for the job you preform you could go into the private sector and make about 30,000-40,000 more a year for the same job. You will be paid well but not as well if you weren't considered a state employee. Job stability,security, and flexibility is stellar. Benefits are VERY good as well. Low insurance rates, the ability to go to college all the way up to a Doctorate for free, and your spouse and child can go for 50% off. The only issue I have is the pay.
Program Manager I (Current Employee) – Birmingham, AL – July 4, 2016
As a research assistant and then a research associate, I have learned a lot of techniques during my 12 years of research. Because of grants running out I had to move to different labs. This didn't bother me as my knowledge of scientific techniques grew in each new lab. Please know that I was the manager of all the labs I worked in and also had the privilege to train lab technicians and students. At the end of 2012 I decided to stop research because I needed a change. I tried the industry but didn't enjoy the pace (60 hours of work a week was too much). So, I went back to UAB and started to work for the Office of the Conflict of Interest Review Board (OCIRB). This new position paid less but it gave me the opportunity to see what was happening on the other side of research. I learned about the university's compliance, the Federal regulations, I learned how reviews of financial conflict of interest related to research were done, etc... A valuable experience indeed. Therefore, I will say that UAB was an ever going learning experience.
You never stop learning.
As a researcher, you move a lot between labs as grants run out.
Very well established medical facility which gave me the opportunity to gain great experience and much knowledge.
Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) (Former Employee) – Birmingham, Alaama – May 23, 2016
Very well established medical facility which gave me the opportunity to gain experience and much knowledge. Fun and rewarding place to work. Knowing that making a difference for someone during an illness was completely satisfying. Working with amazing physicians and the wonderful care they give their patients.
Caring nurses and physicians. I loved the patients.
Research Assistant (Current Employee) – Birmingham, AL – September 15, 2015
Pros Great opportunities since this is a global company. Meet wonderful people. Great benefits. If you know what you want and where you want to go this is an awesome company. Cons Constant organizational change - must be in the right place at the right time - otherwise you may be caught in a downturn. Advice to Management Keep doing an awesome job!
Stimulating and rewarding environment with ample opportunity for creative license and productivity
Managing Editor and Anthropology Department Liason (Former Employee) – Birmingham, AL – January 5, 2016
In addition to performing as a teacher's assistant (grading class discussions and inputting statistical analysis for the professor's independent academic research), I was in charge of re-designing the entire layout of the departmental webpages and providing original content such such as event reviews and interviews. I worked directly with the department chair and other anthropology department personnel as well as with IT and online media departments. The infinite liberty of the position was daunting at first, but it ultimately became a platform to represent the school and department in a rewardingly innovative capacity.
Many ways to design and make experiment required device.
Biomedical Technician (Former Employee) – Birmingham, AL – April 29, 2016
Support a PHD to do project. Depends on experiments result, to change and redesign experiment's device then test new devices again and again. I like to analysis data and depends on the result to discuss with others, then redesign the new device until we getting a device sample, which can reach experiments requirement.
Pleasant work environment with opportunities to advance.
Environmental Services (Current Employee) – Birmingham, AL – October 22, 2015
My work days began at 4am until 12:30pm daily. Although getting up at 2:30 am to get to work on time is challenging the opportunity to do so has been rewarding in that this schedule has motivated me to be more time management oriented. I have worked with people who are very professional and knowledgeable about the business of facilities cleaning and management.
BSN, RN (Current Employee) – Birmingham, AL – May 3, 2016
Very productive and educational work experience. Wonderful diversified patient population. Learning opportunities at every corner. Very much enjoyed assisting patients and family members come back from difficult places to functional daily lives. Great facility.
Research Associate (Former Employee) – Birmingham, AL – April 26, 2016
UAB is a very nice place to work. Having a university hospital in the campus makes it a very dynamic place especially for biomedical research. Coworkers and Staff are very friendly. Timing are flexible. I enjoyed working at UAB.
Duties as Nurse Practitioner UAB Family Clinic (Current Employee) – Birmingham, AL – August 2, 2015
Very large employer equals lots of red tape whenever there are new ideas or suggestions. Great Benefits. Flexible scheduling when appropriate. great retirement. Nurses have not had raises in over 4 years.
Great place to gain knowledge with lots of experienced employees around
Data Analyst at UAB (Former Employee) – Birmingham, AL – January 21, 2016
As a student assistant a typical day at work would be carrying out analysis for genomic data, writing bash scripts to analyze the data. Used Linux environment for most of my job related activities which gave me rich experience using High performance computing systems. I also did download, maintenance and documentation of software for the tool required for analysis.