University of Alaska Fairbanks Employee Reviews

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Comfortable
Temp Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Fairbanks, AKApril 29, 2015
Pros: catered lunches
Cons: job was temporary
Learned how to prepare travel for students using TEMS, it was great contacting students, communicating, the environment was a at home comfortable feeling. Everyone was very professional and courteous.
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Close-knit community
Tutor/Counselor, Asst. Resident Hall Director (Current Employee), Fairbanks, AKMarch 4, 2015
Pros: sense of community
Cons: an extra plane-ride from home
I have worked and gone to school at both UAA and UAF, both have their pros and cons. UAF has a greater sense of community on-campus whereas UAA is made-up of many small communities on-campus. There is a large amount of non-traditional students at UAA so parking is impossible; when at UAA, leave your car at home or at the residence hall/apartments and take the shuttles. Most everyone says "Fairbanks is cold and dark," but I didn't mind because I was never outside; I also kept my endorphin levels high because of their excellent gym (Student Recreation Center).
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Home away from home
Assistant to the Director (Former Employee), Fairbanks, AKAugust 1, 2014
Great Institute and mission. Support your sciences. Great faculty, co-workers. Diverse work place. Always busy!
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fun workplace
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee), Fairbanks, AKMarch 29, 2014
I was a undergraduate student there and had a nice working experience there.
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Great jobs while attending the university
IT Support Technician (Former Employee), Fairbanks, AKJanuary 22, 2014
Pros: job at the university i was attending, management was understanding and flexible with class schedule
Cons: sometimes there wasn't anything more to do from everything for the day getting done really fast
A typical day at work was me balancing class, homework, and going to work. Luckily I got a job at the same university I was attending. People understood when I was unable to show up to work.

A typical day at work was printing posters, going through tickets and fixing computer problems, cycling in new computers, cycling out old ones, digital and paper documentation was filled out, running wires, installing cameras, etc.

The management was very competent and clearly spoken. My coworkers were really just my two bosses that I worked around most of the time. There was some conflict with the way both of them like to do work differently compared to one another with me in the middle. That was the only problem.

The hardest part of this job sometimes was finding stuff to do. Some days there wasn't much of anything to do at all. The most enjoyable part was that everyone in the building hangs out after work on friday.
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Activities coordinator
Receptionist/Activities coordinator. (Former Employee), Fairbanks, AKNovember 14, 2013
Pros: inside the university od alaska in fairbanks, lots of free meals :)
Cons: nothing.
I will come inside the Multicultural office and learn so much from other students. We were a very exiting office who raised cultural awareness and thought us the importance of following our goals and dreams. I filed records, made important phone calls, explained the purpose of the office to everyone entering the office. this job was the most enjoyable job I have ever had in my life. We had different clubs under us like the African club, Hispanic club, the gay club. It is always worth it for me working with people that have ideas and want to work hard. So many different activities we worked in partnership with other offices inside the U.
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Productive
Fiscal Technician (Former Employee), Fairbanks, AKOctober 29, 2013
Pros: benefits
Cons: healthcare
Customer Service. I learned to relate with different people on different levels and there is NO problem that cannot be solved within a timely and respectful matter.
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A team environment that taught me a lot about statistics and sports.
Athletic Assistant (Former Employee), Fairbanks, AKSeptember 25, 2013
As an athletic assistant at my university I learned about time management and how to run a proper athletic game by keeping score of games and taking down statistics. It was important because being accurate about every point and statistics effected each individual player. It was key that I was correct in every note I took down. It was enjoyable because I got to watch most athletic games and get involved with other athletic teams and working together for the success of each of us.
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Good Place to work
Graduate Teaching Assistant (Current Employee), Fairbanks, AKJuly 30, 2013
Excellent skills in learning
Communication skills
Vast learning experience
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Great environment for learning
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Fairbanks, AKFebruary 21, 2013
Pros: environment, discounted lunch
Cons: no benefits
As my first real job out of high school, TVC was a great place to start. The management was helpful and understood my apprehension and provided the training needed to excel in the workplace. Coworkers were always helpful and made it a lot easier to enjoy coming into work each day. The pay was great for entry level and the management provided opportunities to me whenever available to excel.
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Learning experience
IRR Assistant (Former Employee), Fairbanks, AKSeptember 21, 2012
I was asked to be an assistant, he needed two students currently in college. I helped with taking notes at meetings, set up road safetly summits and collaborated with him and the other college student to come up with a road safety plan for the Native Village of Kalskag.
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Productive, Fun and Worth.
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee), Fairbanks, AKJune 17, 2012
Pros: trips or small picnic once in two months
Cons: health care
Its a good place to work at, would love to work here if given opportunity.