Teacher (Former Employee) – Tucson AZ – January 6, 2014
At the University of Arizona I taught beginning Russian to adults. A typical day would include preparing lessons, preparing exams, conducting class, and grading exam papers. I really enjoyed teaching an adult population. I learned the responsibilities of being a teacher and working with supervisors. My co-workers were other students that excelled in school. The most challenging part of the job was being creative with presenting the curriculum. This was my first teaching job and I had to present the material in a creative and interesting manner. The most enjoyable part of the job was teaching itself. I was able to relate well with my students and tutor those that struggled.
Land grant university with large research commitments offers tremendous diversity and technical interchange
I.T. Project Manager (Former Employee) – Tucson, AZ – September 13, 2017
Given that it has elements of business development alongside the public scholarship and research (the medical and law schools still are distinctive as well), one should expect diversity in approach and compensation to not be lower when compared to private sector operations. Such hopes should be generally dismissed. As well, the idea that such positions are secure is no longer true... perhaps more secure, but not very much more.
Assistant Director (Current Employee) – unidentified unit – September 11, 2017
UA is a huge place--how your job actually is as far as stress, quality of management, pace, work atmosphere etc. will vary immensely depending on what department you're in and who your manager(s) is/are. The only across-the-board reality is that the benefits are hard to beat, in terms of insurance and time off (especially in an appointed, as opposed to classified, position).
Grader (Former Employee) – Tucson, AZ – September 11, 2017
I really liked my job, but I was a grader, so it was temporary. I was responsible for grading for more than 100 students and I'd never done it before, so it was a little overwhelming. Still, I really liked the professor, the class material was interesting, and it was a really fun job if you're a nerd, which I am. I would definitely recommend it if you need some extra money, you enjoy reading and writing, and you're an experienced tutor.
Legal Assistant Senior (Former Employee) – Tucson, AZ – September 5, 2017
It was hard for me to decide to leave my previous employer and move the University of Arizona. The management and the staff in the office made it an easy adjustment. They were always available for questions and to assist when needed. It was a fun atmosphere to work in.
Productive, Professional and Awesome place to work
Administrative Associate (Former Employee) – Tucson, AZ – August 22, 2017
I worked at the University of Arizona for 25 years and it was an AWESOME place! I worked as Administrative Associate, Admin. Assistant and Receptionist at the Front Office. I worked with Customers, students, vendors, faculty, staff. I mailed packages via UPS, FED-EX and DHL. I worked inventory, supplies, intense customer service in all facets.
Instructor (Former Employee) – Tucson, AZ – August 5, 2017
It is obviously a very big institution and different offices have different cultures. Some are good some are not so good. People are relaxed, salaries are OK, city is decent. Budget cut are 30 years old and still going on.
I worked there a long time and they modified my work area so many times.
Certified Welder (Former Employee) – Tucson, AZ – August 3, 2017
It was easy to go to work early everyday and I built so many things in the many years I worked there. They gave me so much overtime that I had a lot of fun but sometimes in the tunnels the work environment was dirty hot and dusty and there were bugs.
nice work shop and truck.
some of the tunnels and basements had a lot of bugs