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Reviews for The University of Akron

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.58
Support from management
3.68
Teamwork
3.74
Freedom to work independently
3.95
Internal Communication
3.42
Office / Work Environment
3.84
Environmental Friendliness
3.68
Work-Life Balance
3.89
Challenging Work
3.68
Inclusive / Diverse
4.16

Career factor

Gender Equality
3.68
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.63
Overall compensation for your work
2.84
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
3.58
Handicapped Accessibility
4.32
Workplace Safety
4.11
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 7 of 19 reviews Parking in 7 of 19 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 7 of 19 reviews No stock or equity options 401(k) in 8 of 19 reviews Onsite daycare facility in 2 of 19 reviews No reimbursed daycare Ability to work remotely in 5 of 19 reviews Desirable office location in 5 of 19 reviews Tuition assistance in 14 of 19 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 3 of 19 reviews 401(k) Match in 2 of 19 reviews Flexible spending account in 6 of 19 reviews Paid time off in 14 of 19 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 16 of 19 reviews No relocation allowance Life insurance in 11 of 19 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 8 of 19 reviews No meal or transportation allowance Health and wellness programs in 7 of 19 reviews Employee discounts in 8 of 19 reviews Vehicle allowance in 1 of 19 reviews Employee events in 8 of 19 reviews Pet friendly/Pets allowed in 1 of 19 reviews Fitness center on site in 10 of 19 reviews No company provided food and/or drink
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Suggestions for improvement

  • There needs to be more shared leadership in making decisions that affect the entire company. Need to improve the financial aspects and provide more raises to staff.

What I like about the company

Pretty good benefits overall, good vacation and sick leave policy (depending on your job title); flexible work environment within my department.

What I dislike about the company

The overall university/company leadership has been lacking over the last 6 years. There has been too much turnover in the president role that hasn't been sustainable in regards to good decision making.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    The University of Akron
  • City
    Akron
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered
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Suggestions for improvement

  • They need to work on ways to improve employee retention

What I like about the company

One of the best things about UA is the tuition remission for the employee and their dependents; this benefit definitely increases the organization's value.

What I dislike about the company

It is a challenging time for higher education as a whole. The University of Akron is navigating the rapidly changing environment to the best of their ability. One aspect that would assist is thoroughly looking at the student populations they are not currently serving or serving well, such as non-traditional students, adults in the workplace looking to increase skills or marketability, etc. These areas are opportunity for growth; by offering more flexible classes and/or degrees, student enrollment and retention would increase.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    The University of Akron
  • City
    Akron
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered
  • 24.Aug 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • There should be options for flex time to help with families with children/other family members

What I like about the company

The university is a great place to work and provides great benefits

What I dislike about the company

There are many higher ups that are way over paid and the ones who do the actually work make less than they should.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00
  • Company
    The University of Akron
  • City
    Akron
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • More competitive pay and better benefits

What I like about the company

Great team - also enjoy all of the campus events

What I dislike about the company

Low pay is the worst part of working here - which unfortunately is a huge part

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    The University of Akron
  • City
    Akron
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Sense of a team within department, more meetings or events to get to know co-workers

What I like about the company

The company allows you to work independently.

What I dislike about the company

I would like to see the company be better at supporting each other across the department as well as college wide.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    The University of Akron
  • City
    Akron
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered Fitness center on site is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • I can't think of any at the moment.

What I like about the company

I feel that my present boss cares about my well-being and my development.

What I dislike about the company

The lack of transparency and straightforward communication.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    The University of Akron
  • City
    Akron
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered
  • 22.Feb 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • It would be nice to have parental pay leave

What I like about the company

It has been a good company to work for over the years

What I dislike about the company

I think raises and promotions have been minimal if anything over the past so many years

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    The University of Akron
  • City
    Akron
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee events is offered Pet friendly/Pets allowed is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would replace the board and I would open up the discussions to the workers, professors, and the students.

What I like about the company

I think you might new people who make the job interesting and there are workers here who really want to make a difference.

What I dislike about the company

The administration because they do not always have the best idea of what to do.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    The University of Akron
  • City
    Akron
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 12.Feb 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • we just need to get the financial situation turned around - hopefully soon.

What I like about the company

Was able to get a masters degree for free.

What I dislike about the company

Haven't been able to receive a raise in 4 years.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    The University of Akron
  • City
    Akron
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 28.Dec 2017
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would make sure policies are fair and consistent.

What I like about the company

I really like my boss. It's a nice place to work.

What I dislike about the company

I am not sure the senior leadership is being fair and consistent when it comes to policies related to students.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    The University of Akron
  • City
    Akron
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Fitness center on site is offered