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Easy work but can be short handed soemtimes
Parking Maintenance Shift Leader (Current Employee) –  Akron, OHJanuary 3, 2019
The work isn’t hard. Just there is a lot to do since all departments are short handed. So sometimes it can feel like your under a lot more pressure than needed
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3.0
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Ok
Skilled Laborer (Former Employee) –  Akron, OHDecember 27, 2018
It was an ok place to work. Everyone came to work the same time and did their different jobs. Very independent atmosphere. Unlikely to go back their again
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5.0
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Great school
Football Player (Former Employee) –  Akron, OHDecember 4, 2018
I loved going to school there. A great university if your looking to go to a great school and advance you education and meet life long friends. It was a life changer.
Pros
Great school
Cons
N/a
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3.0
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weird
Student Assistant (Former Employee) –  Akron, OHDecember 1, 2018
I though it would be running packages around and filing paper work, but at one point I was digging through old emails of an employee who had passed away during his last project for a law suit? The whole job was strange.
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5.0
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Great place to work
Sr. Business Systems Analyst (Current Employee) –  Akron, OHNovember 24, 2018
Employees experience is dependent on the supervisor, my work has been memorable with great leadership.
Loved each and every day of my work at UA.
Great opportunity to learn.
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4.0
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Excellent learning environment
Assessor (Current Employee) –  Akron, OHNovember 10, 2018
This position provided a learning environment in which I was challenged daily. The work was interesting however the he work hour fluctuated frequently.
Pros
challenging work
Cons
hours constantly changed
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3.0
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GRADUATE ASSISTANT (Former Employee) –  Akron, OHOctober 30, 2018
Assistant to professor
Beautiful campus
I enjoyed my experience at the University of Akron, it is a medium-paced campus, very clean, friendly students.
Pros
meeting new students
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4.0
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N/a
Senior Design Project Lead (Former Employee) –  Akron, OHOctober 5, 2018
team designed and made components for sliding and rolling tester for tires
Various manufacturing techniques such as milling, bolting and sanding were used
Created Model using AutoCAD Inventor and Solidworks
3D printed mechanical components for the system design
Prepared oral and poster presentation for the Mechanical Engineering Department
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5.0
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Teaching students on lab section
Lead Student Ambassador (Former Employee) –  Akron, OHSeptember 21, 2018
TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE Projects • Time Series Modelling (2018) U.S and UK Foreign exchange with ARMA GARCH (1,1,1) • Logistics Regression (2016 – 2017). Predictive Modelling using the cell length and mutation • Proc-Sql (2017). UNIX-style OS with scheduler, file system, text editor and calculator.
Pros
Grading for Professors
Cons
Having football fun
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4.0
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Good place for student work
Office Assistant, Student Worker (Former Employee) –  Akron, OHSeptember 7, 2018
As a student worker in their offices I handled paperwork, updating databases, and mail.. The work was easy to learn and the people are very friendly.
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3.0
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College Has Gone Downhill
Adjunct English instructor (Former Employee) –  Akron, OHJuly 16, 2018
The University of Akron was a wonderful place to work at in the 1980's, but has since emphasized athletics and polymer science research over liberal arts education. It is also not very supportive of its adjuncts.
Pros
Adequate adjunct teaching opportunities
Cons
Lack of support by management
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5.0
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Fun and Prosperous
Student Assistant (Former Employee) –  Akron, OHJuly 12, 2018
My experience working at the University of Akron's Student Union was a great time with amazing people and management. I would recommend this to anyone living on campus or attending The University of Akron
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some departments are better than others
Custodian/Janitor (Former Employee) –  Akron, OHJune 27, 2018
A good place to work in the at first.Then department shake ups and ever changing leadership makes an unstable work place. Working with the students was the best part.
Pros
watching students grow
Cons
no proper leadership
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4.0
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strong in the area of polymer science
Graduate Assistant (Former Employee) –  Akron, OHJune 1, 2018
The University of Akron is a very strong in polymer science and chemical engineering. If you are looking for great academics in the area of polymer science, the University of Akron is the school for you.
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5.0
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relaxed
Student Pantry Chef (Former Employee) –  Akron, OHMay 30, 2018
i was a real relaxed environment with different cultures.. You will meet alot of new friends and you will have some of the same similar views.. So you will be more open
Pros
very friendly staff
Cons
seasonal employment
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5.0
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Managing the soccer team
Soccer Team manager (Former Employee) –  Akron, OHMay 30, 2018
Work was waking up early to head to the office and prepare sessions, meeting on what to do for the week and me preparing myself to set things up, organize and make sure everything runs smooth for the university of Akron men's soccer team. Also, make sure the coaches are satisfied with what is expected for the year. When traveling make sure we have everything we need, equipment, projector, balls, cones, pinnies etc. Overall, become a logistics man and make sure everything is running smooth.
Pros
traveling, camps, coaching experience, knowledge from college coaches
Cons
very fast-paced and making sure everything is perfect
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5.0
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Great
Internship Emergency Management (Former Employee) –  Akron, OHApril 19, 2018
Great experience
Everyday required a new tactic
The management was fantastic and very understanding
The most enjoyable days were everyday
It was the best experience
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4.0
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Place to grow.
Technical Student Assistant (Former Employee) –  Akron, OHApril 9, 2018
Good Academics and beautiful campus. The professors were helpful and the way the curriculum was built was a good blend of the management subjects and the technical subjects,
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4.0
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Productive
Assistant Track and Field Coach (Former Employee) –  Akron, OHApril 5, 2018
Learned to be a better person and management skills. Different everyday and gained a sense of community with others at the university and the people around it.
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2.0
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Tenured faculty do very little for the most part
Teacher (Former Employee) –  Akron, OHApril 3, 2018
Some tenured faculty work less than 10 hours per week yet act as if they are fixing the world. Having this much free time results in unprofessional behaviors and meddling, agenda pushing, and extreme politics.
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