University of Alaska Anchorage Employee Reviews

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Challenging work climate.
Executive Suite Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Anchorage, AKMarch 28, 2017
If your a contract employee and not unionized it is a difficult place to work right now due to the budget climate. People are on edge and there is a lot of unexpected turnover because people are looking for other work.
Pros
The institution is valuable, work has peaks and valleys if you like that kind of environment.
Cons
Poor Fiscal Climate
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Professional and sometimes inspiring
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) –  Anchorage, AKMarch 11, 2017
Colleagues and management are friendly and respectful. This is a fun place to work, and I felt that most of the students were really great. I enjoyed this job a lit.
Pros
Great overall environment
Cons
Low pay
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Valuable learning experiences
Full Time Student (Former Employee) –  Anchorage, AKFebruary 11, 2017
Variety of classes geared toward getting my degree, with qualified professionals leading the courses. Overall good experience with many skills learned and developed over my years there as a student.
Pros
Large pool of excellent classes and professors to learn from
Cons
Budgeting negatively impacted students
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Doc Film Class
Adjunct Professor - Documentary Film Production (Former Employee) –  Anchorage, AKJanuary 28, 2017
I was hired to run the Documentary Film Production Course at UAA. It was a small class as the course was very new, but the experience was one I will not soon forget. It was my official paid teach job since acquiring my MFA in production.
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Lovely views but very unorganized and very dependent on who you work for.
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) –  Conico-Phillips Integrated Science BuildingJanuary 19, 2017
Most people are very relaxed and friendly, but some are very difficult to work with. Who you work for is very influential on your overall experience. Also, getting things done can be very difficult as people are very bad at procrastinating and the deadlines are more like suggestions unless there is something that you found out about two days (or hours) before. It is a very diverse environment, with lots of people of varying backgrounds which is always fun to find out about.
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Was a great experience
Lab Assistant (Former Employee) –  Anchorage, AKJanuary 6, 2017
I am happy that I choose UAA for my re schooling. The CNT course where great and I learned alot to further my career into IT.
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ANSEP is great!
Recitation Leader (Former Employee) –  Anchorage, AK 99508December 29, 2016
ANSEP is a great environment for students. The staff are exceptional. Having a computer lab and study rooms that are specifically for Engineering and Science Students makes for an environment that is conducive to learning and success.
Cons
Quite poor pa
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Great place to work
Professor (College of Engineering) (Current Employee) –  Anchorage, AKDecember 13, 2016
Great place to work. Culture is very friendly and collaborative. Tenure standards are reasonable. Salary is quite competitive. Work-life balance and faculty wellness are a high priority (unlike other academic institutions). Overall, if you enjoy the outdoors and have a sense of adventure, Anchorage is a great place to live and UAA is one of the best places to work.
Pros
Competitive salary, professional opportunities, good culture
Cons
None
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Fun overall experience
Resident Advisor (Former Employee) –  Anchorage, AKSeptember 21, 2016
In this job I learned a lot about time management, organization, collaboration, and diversity. There were many different tasks related to the job including, but not limited to, conflict resolution, program planning and implementation, policy enforcement, and contact logging. The management of this organization was going through a large transition throughout my time with UAA, but overall was very good. The hardest part of the job was striking a balance between work and life. The most enjoyable part of the job was interacting with the residents and seeing the positive impact your work was having on their lives.
Pros
Great co-workers and bosses
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nice place to work
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Anchorage, AKSeptember 19, 2016
good work/life balance, nice campus with walking trails. Support of staff in question with State budget uncertainty. Good benefits. UAA has a good reputation within the community.
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Imaging
Imaging Specialist (Current Employee) –  Anchorage, AKJune 16, 2016
Education, assisting, team building, occational meetings, relaxed, sitting, walking, stretching, communicating, reviewing, computers, open envelops, distribute mail. Reading, breaks, lunch.
Pros
Good People
Cons
Gets cold
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Jewel in a beautiful Alaska setting
Assistant the Provost (Former Employee) –  Anchorage, AKFebruary 9, 2016
Work was engaging and always intriguing. The University is large, but not so large that you have no idea what is going on across the campus. Turnover was low and allowed for strong working relations among staff and management.
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Exciting and diversified place to work
College of Engineering - Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Anchorage, AKJanuary 29, 2016
Great place with diverse cultures and wide range of customers
Job flow is cyclical and repeatable. The most enjoyable part of this job is seeing students graduating and getting a professional jobs.
Pros
Flexible schedule
Cons
No growth
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The students are fantastic.
Contracted Consultant (Former Employee) –  Anchorage, AKJanuary 22, 2016
This program works closely with students and offers them a better understanding of how the university is run, while giving them a safe work environment located on campus, and some disposable income to boot.

Upper management leaves something to be desired. Mid-level management, however, is outstanding in their efforts to make up for the lack of support and leadership and conducts themselves in a commendable and exemplary fashion.
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A Wonderful Place for Work and Life Balance
Research Technician (Current Employee) –  Anchorage, AKJanuary 4, 2016
An exciting environment for academic research supported by personable and professional faculty in an intimate setting.
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Pleasantly challenging job requirements, however unpleasant work environment
Research Technician I (Former Employee) –  Anchorage, AKDecember 23, 2015
The most enjoyable part of this job was constantly learning new scientifically relevant techniques and expanding my skill set for future job placement. The hardest part of this job was dealing with the unpleasant work environment created by overly worked, underpaid undergraduate and graduate students, and sometimes overbearing supervisory staff. The level of unpleasantness varied depending on the section of the laboratory you would be working in on any given day.
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Part time Adjunct Professor
Adjunct Professor (Current Employee) –  Anchorage, AKNovember 14, 2015
Design, development and implementation of occupational safety and health classes at the university level. Night adult education classes with broad demographics make for a challenging environment. Mostly three to four credit hour classes, one night a week.

Enjoy interaction and discussion with students.
Pros
Flexibility to conduct classes in the manner I choose
Cons
Many additional uncompensated hours are required.
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Fun place
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Anchorage, AKSeptember 28, 2015
it was a fun place where you meet guest from all over the world. I used my fluency in both languages (Arabic and English) to communicate with people.
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Seeing students grow and develop is exhilarating!
Director of Marketing and Communications (Current Employee) –  Anchorage, AKSeptember 13, 2015
Exhilarating workplace watching students grow and develop in their respective fields. The school pride they exhibit is like non-other. Working here is rewarding watching the terrific outcomes that blossom.
Family friendly atmosphere and supportive network is notable. If you work hard your work is praised and recognized.
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Great place to start and gain experience.
Office Assistant (Former Employee) –  Department Residence LifeJune 4, 2015
See resume for job functions and responsibilities. Largest amount of co-workers I have had working for this facility. Emphasis in teamwork and communication. Enjoyed working with peers, coworkers, and other department workers within the University.
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