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Reviews for The University of Texas at Arlington

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.86
Support from management
3.71
Teamwork
3.85
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.77
Office / Work Environment
3.85
Environmental Friendliness
4.33
Work-Life Balance
3.36
Challenging Work
3.43
Inclusive / Diverse
3.79

Career factor

Gender Equality
3.77
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.93
Career Development
3.50
Overall compensation for your work
3.36
Company Image
3.93
Job Security
3.77
Handicapped Accessibility
4.50
Workplace Safety
4.00
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 10 of 14 reviews Parking in 2 of 14 reviews Easy access to public transportation No stock or equity options 401(k) in 4 of 14 reviews Onsite daycare facility in 5 of 14 reviews No reimbursed daycare Ability to work remotely in 4 of 14 reviews Desirable office location in 9 of 14 reviews Tuition assistance in 8 of 14 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 5 of 14 reviews 401(k) Match in 3 of 14 reviews Flexible spending account in 4 of 14 reviews Paid time off in 10 of 14 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 11 of 14 reviews No relocation allowance Life insurance in 10 of 14 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 10 of 14 reviews Free (company provided) Meals in 1 of 14 reviews Health and wellness programs in 12 of 14 reviews Employee discounts in 7 of 14 reviews Vehicle allowance in 2 of 14 reviews Employee events in 8 of 14 reviews Pet friendly/Pets allowed in 1 of 14 reviews Fitness center on site in 8 of 14 reviews Free Snacks/Drinks in 2 of 14 reviews
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  • 13.Apr 2019
  • Employee

Company Culture

Very diverse

Support from management

My supervisor does not get involved (I'm thinking budget)

Teamwork

Staff meetings keep everyone on same page working for same goals.

Internal Communication

Regular updates from President, provost, etc

Gender Equality

Not enough women in higher positions. It's the old boys school mentality in lots of areas

Attitude towards older colleagues

Many depts welcome the experience of older workers

Career Development

Many classes are offered. More like training -not so much for promotional reasons.

Overall compensation for your work

New employees are paid high - not needing to be employed many many years to get to my current salary.

Environmental Friendliness

Aggressive recycling program in place.

Work-Life Balance

Never have issues when need time off for family/personal issues

Handicapped Accessibility

Very well setup for this

Challenging Work

Somewhat but most is monotmous

Suggestions for improvement

  • Again I would like faster action when multiple people inform hr about particular people. I would also allow sick hours to be transferred to others within the university.

What I like about the company

Loved the onsite daycare when needed. Love the benefits of sick leave vacation etc.

What I dislike about the company

Should take action quicker against employees that do not represent the university in a good light.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
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
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance 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
    The University of Texas at Arlington
  • City
    arlington texas
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Vehicle allowance is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered
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Suggestions for improvement

  • I'd make parking free. I'd come up with a better compensation plan for long term employees. I would enforce the rules and regulations regarding acceptable professions office behavior. When someone has a slew of complaints filed against them in HR action would be taken to dismiss the employee.

What I like about the company

Benefits are great! Paid time off and medical and dental insurance (basic plans) are covered fully. Compensation for new employees is good. On site cafeterias and meal options are plentiful. Location in the middle of the metroplex is ideal. Opportunity for reining in new software packages is great and because it's a University if you don't know the process of a job duty you can usually follow a paper trail or ask others for direction.

What I dislike about the company

It's an old boys school system right now. Employees are not too happy. New employees never associated with the university are often brought into employement with higher salary than long term employees. There seems to be no loyalty either way. Parking is too expensive for employees when parking spots are not guarentted (visitors and students can also park in staff parking although they risk getting ticketed). Overall it is all about the number of students enrolled - leading to standards being reduced.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Desirable office location 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 Texas at Arlington
  • City
    arlington texas
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 12.Nov 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Better employee parking. being a teacher and paying hundreds of dollars a year to possibly get a spot near your job is quite ridiculous.

What I like about the company

I have felt extremely welcome upon my arrival. I have the financial backing and respect for my opinion in matters. Truly feel at home with this company and wish to climb up higher on the ladder.

What I dislike about the company

I feel there is a lot of positive development in other departments, but we are always fighting to improve our department, with little financial backing. We are improving attendance every year, but need more facilities to make do.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours 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 Texas at Arlington
  • City
    arlington texas
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Pet friendly/Pets allowed is offered Fitness center on site is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • better communication and making every one feel like a part of a team; better pay

What I like about the company

It is the athletic department so you do get season tickets to all sporting events and a work out facility. Health insurance is great

What I dislike about the company

not a lot of room for advancement or raises

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Desirable office location is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    The University of Texas at Arlington
  • City
    arlington texas
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Actual research assistant office space. Working in the conference room is not very ideal

What I like about the company

The university department I worked for was a tight knit family that took me in. I felt like one of them the 2 years I worked there.
Diversity is wonderful and the chair of the department is great.
All employees are friendly and want to help when you have an issue

What I dislike about the company

The amount of work vs the amount of pay is not very fair.
Deadlines need to be better enforced on the professor side so we as their research assistants don’t fall behind and feel bad for not making deadlines

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    The University of Texas at Arlington
  • City
    arlington texas
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    n/a
  • Position
    Employee
  • 20.Jul 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would hire or promote the current staff and pay them fairly (market value) Stop favoritism and hire smart people who have been doing the work for almost a decade.

What I like about the company

They pay my health care. We have like 7 or 8 holiday off time.

What I dislike about the company

Enrollment and financial aid division

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

Suggestions for improvement

  • I believe the whole salary scale needs to be rewritten for the higher ups. I believe the university could do better at compensating long term employees. Those two items would certainly change the environment! I also feel like since employees pay 300 a year to park the parking rules could be better enforced.

What I like about the company

Benefits are great. We have reitement plan, paid insurance, paid sick leave and vacation. Etc. even have a vacation pool that paid me for 4 months when I was too sick to work. There are training programs available for all required job duties so that's very helpful too. Employees are allowed to work independently if that's what they do best and some are even allowed to work remotely. Location of the university is right between dallas and Fort Worth Texas so right in the middle of the metroplex which allows for exciting and fun things to do away from work. The onsite daycare center is a big draw too for employees with children. Many employees are allowed to adjust their work schedule to reduce or minimilize driving to and from work during rush hour traffic. Overall it is a great place to work.

What I dislike about the company

As an employee since the 1980s (a long time employee) and due to my title (administrative work) I don't feel like the pay is great. Employees today are brought in at a much higher rate than I was and there is no compensation plan difference. We all get merit or cost of living expenses in same amount at same time. Also in the non a academic side (where I work) when a new Vice President or similar is hired the people under that person are often pushed to the back for lack of better terminology. Duties are reassigned or redistributed (lessened) and the people it happens to feel so very unappreciated and unwanted or unneeded they often seek new employement. I'm sure it happens in most university's - new boss has new ideas and often wants new employees tackling those ideas but it just feels wrong. And the salaries for the Vice Presidents, directors, etc has skyrocketed so it is understandable why tuition is so outrageous now. Money spent on recruitment is outrageous too. As a public university I feel like we don't do nearly enough to make college affordable.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
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 Onsite daycare facility is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave 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 Texas at Arlington
  • City
    arlington texas
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Vehicle allowance is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 13.Mar 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • I am not in a position to make changes

What I like about the company

I’ve enjoyed working here as it is rewRding to work with students

What I dislike about the company

Lack of communication about the direction of my organization

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
3.00
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
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    The University of Texas at Arlington
  • City
    arlington texas
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 18.Feb 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Adequate space, whether parking or student/staff offices.

What I like about the company

support from different departments for my work and me personably

What I dislike about the company

unable to end the day. continual contact.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
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
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Ability to work remotely 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 Texas at Arlington
  • City
    arlington texas
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • I am not sure I have any at this time.

What I like about the company

I have enjoyed working for this company. It has provided me with many opportunities for growth and job advancement. It is a very positive place to work.

What I dislike about the company

Provide more training opportunities for their employees.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
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
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location 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
    The University of Texas at Arlington
  • City
    arlington texas
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered