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Reviews for The University of Alabama

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.67
Support from management
3.67
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
3.95
Internal Communication
3.43
Office / Work Environment
4.28
Environmental Friendliness
3.78
Work-Life Balance
3.57
Challenging Work
3.93
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

Career factor

Gender Equality
3.81
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.95
Career Development
3.62
Overall compensation for your work
3.57
Company Image
4.43
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.33
Workplace Safety
4.33
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 7 of 21 reviews Parking in 4 of 21 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 2 of 21 reviews No stock or equity options 401(k) in 17 of 21 reviews Onsite daycare facility in 1 of 21 reviews Reimbursed daycare in 1 of 21 reviews Ability to work remotely in 4 of 21 reviews Desirable office location in 8 of 21 reviews Tuition assistance in 13 of 21 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 5 of 21 reviews 401(k) Match in 7 of 21 reviews Flexible spending account in 12 of 21 reviews Paid time off in 13 of 21 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 14 of 21 reviews No relocation allowance Life insurance in 12 of 21 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 5 of 21 reviews Free (company provided) Meals in 1 of 21 reviews Health and wellness programs in 13 of 21 reviews Employee discounts in 16 of 21 reviews No vehicle allowance Employee events in 8 of 21 reviews No dogs allowed Fitness center on site in 5 of 21 reviews Free Snacks/Drinks in 1 of 21 reviews
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  • 03.Jan 2017
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • make their compensations for employees more uniform across each department

What I like about the company

Extra paid time off around the holidays

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours 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
    University of Alabama
  • City
    Tuscaloosa
  • 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 events is offered
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Suggestions for improvement

  • I think the biggest opportunity for improvement would be to work towards helping employees achieve a work/life balance. Work/life balance is my only suggestion.

What I like about the company

I enjoy seeing and helping new students on campus who are so excited about starting their college career.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    University of Alabama
  • City
    Tuscaloosa
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Not specified

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 23.Dec 2016
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Non-tenure track could have more of a voice. More transparency

What I like about the company

I like to work independently - no classroom interference

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

The following benefits were offered to me

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
    University of Alabama
  • City
    Tuscaloosa
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Not specified

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered
  • 08.Nov 2016
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • foster better culture. pay attention to all employees

What I like about the company

Rewarding work

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

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 Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    University of Alabama
  • City
    Tuscaloosa
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Not specified

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered
  • 10.May 2016
  • Employee

Company Culture

Survivalist nature fueled by a hostile working environment and the rewarding of mediocrity. This is disguised in false praises of substandard employees and keeping everyone quiet by adjusting salaries.

Support from management

One star is too much. Simply put, there is no leadership support due to leadership being more concerned about justifying their own positions rather than supporting others.

Teamwork

There are a few that are glad to work as a team to accomplish goals, but these are vastly outnumbered by those who are out for themselves or just looking to exist for a paycheck.

Freedom to work independently

Micromanagement is the law of the land. Those in authority use this to justify their existence, usually through corrective counseling or faulty and pointless career planning that amounts to nothing

Internal Communication

This is the problem area by either purposely miscommunicating intentions or by employees simply not understanding or not wanting to effectively communicate.

Gender Equality

Double standards exist based on the woman and what she is willing to do to remain at position.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Longevity, life experience, and skill set don't matter unless they're meeting the immediate needs of the company. Past performance isn't a factor unless it's for progressive discipline.

Career Development

This is all contingent on "who you are" rather than "what are you capable of."

Overall compensation for your work

Pay and benefits are good. Pay doesn't match job performance because too many mediocre employees are paid too much for substandard performance.

Office / Work Environment

Facilities are above average, if you fit in a category of essential to success of institution. "Necessary evils" usually become the squeaky wheel until it so bad that the fix is equal to that of "putting a band-aid on a gunshot wound."

Environmental Friendliness

The University of Alabama has a hard time accommodating matters such and proper breastfeeding areas for mothers and punishes its employees if they get sick at work and have to leave because they temporarily cannot perform their duties.

Work-Life Balance

This culture has changed over time. Now, if an employee cannot be at work it is generally accepted that there are people waiting to take that employee's position of they stray too far from what institution deems acceptable.

Company Image

Image doesn't match reality due to constant monitoring of employees to ensure they're staying "positive" about work. Adverse opinions and views are punished rather than researched for possible truth.

Job Security

At-will employment. Anyone can be let go at any time for any reason. Restructuring is always looming and positions can be reclassified or removed at any time.

Handicapped Accessibility

Depends on "disability" and the legal and financial ramifications of complying versus what it costs not to.

Challenging Work

This is a mixed bag of emotions due to student culture of 18-25 YOA individuals who have varying degrees of self entitlement. This is also mixed with internal and external customers who look for reasons to complain so that the administration will be able to "change" to accommodate everyone instead of being reasonable and sometimes telling a complainant to find satisfaction elsewhere.

Inclusive / Diverse

One star is too much. Double standards, racial discrimination and sexual discrimination and rampant and cleverly disguised. Most importantly, it is well covered up when discovered and those who commit these acts are protected.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Replace senior administration and restructure divisions to be more accountable and inclusive of reasonable ideas. It needs to stop wasting the money of the people of Alabama and stop using the excuse of "we're educators" to justify fleecing students and patrons of their money for a decent education.

What I like about the company

The few times I was able to help community accomplish its goals and contribute in a worthwhile manner.

What I dislike about the company

It doesn't take into account doing what is right for the people It serves. It thinks all that it does is right by virtue of being in the position to say it is always right.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    University of Alabama
  • City
    Tuscaloosa
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2015
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership
  • Department
    Administration

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered
  • 21.Dec 2015
  • Employee
  • FORBES
Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
  • Company
    University of Alabama
  • City
    Tuscaloosa
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 04.Dec 2015
  • Employee
  • FORBES
Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered
  • Company
    University of Alabama
  • City
    Tuscaloosa
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered
  • 21.Dec 2014
  • Employee
  • FORBES
Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered
  • Company
    University of Alabama
  • City
    Tuscaloosa
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 11.Dec 2014
  • Employee
  • FORBES
Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered
  • Company
    University of Alabama
  • City
    Tuscaloosa
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee discounts is offered
  • 05.Dec 2014
  • Employee
  • FORBES
Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered
  • Company
    University of Alabama
  • City
    Tuscaloosa
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee