University of Alabama At Birmingham: What's it like to work here?

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53 reviews from employees

kununu Score: 4.2Recommendation: 91%
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53 employees rated this employer with an average of 4.2 points on a scale from 1 to 5.

39 employees recommended the employer in their reviews. The employer was not recommended in 4 reviews.

I have a grant funded position.

4.1
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What I like

The ability to participate in the Teacher's Retirement (TRS) is a huge benefit. This will provide future security.

What I dislike

It is so large that sometimes things are very cumbersome and it is hard to get things accomplished due to so many layers.

Suggestions for improvement

Streamline processes for accomplishing work, such as IRB, contracting, etc. so that there are not so many hoops to jump through.


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I have grown as a person & was able to get my bachelor's degree because they made it possible & paid for it. I love UAB!

5.0
Recommended
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What I like

They encourage all employees to increase their learning and offer all kinds of classes and certifications.
My boss will let me off to be with family everytime.

What I dislike

Slow to make things happen. 2 departments will go back and forth over who will pay for the nail to hang a picture. It delays progress.

Suggestions for improvement

Be more assertive in making things happen.


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Great place to work. UAB has given me excellent opportunities since day one. Very inclusive and diverse.

4.8
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What I like

Very inclusive - great benefits!

What I dislike

Nothing in particular. Only thing I can think of is lack of parking.

Suggestions for improvement

Increased parking facilities, more collaboration with board members to inform bureaucratic processes.


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UAB is a wonderful place to work with many opportunities for advancement

4.9
Recommended
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What I like

I was able to work full time and go to school full time by working non-traditional hours

What I dislike

They tried a little too hard to be culturally diverse —

Suggestions for improvement

Childcare reimbursement or expanded onsite child care


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Horrible place to work. Unethical and corrupt.

1.0
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What I like

Wonderful students

What I dislike

Unethical mismanagement o funds, discrimination, sexual power and control over personnel by supervisors.

Suggestions for improvement

New leadership to eliminate corruption throughout.


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Well I work at Temp position but I like to work permanently .

4.4
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What I like

I like working for UAB they are a great company to work for. I haven't been working here for long.

What I dislike

Nothing so far. I have been working in great working environment and I feel that I have no concerns at this time.

Suggestions for improvement

That when you work Temp, that they hire you on.


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This is the best company I have ever worked for. I wouldn't want to work anywhere else!

5.0
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What I like

I have worked for this company for a few years now. They treat their employees very well and I really like the team of people that I work with.

What I dislike

Parking is a nightmare but that is just part of being downtown. I wish they didn't charge so much for parking

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The only complaint I have is how expensive parking is. And just because you pay for parking doesn't mean there is going to be a spot open for you to park in


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This is the best place to work and offers so many benefits!

4.9
Recommended
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What I like

Great people and great employee perks!

What I dislike

Need more time off, but they give a fair amount.

Suggestions for improvement

More paid time off, more holiday time specifically,


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UAB is a good company with good benefits. It is considered the best young university in the USA.

4.3
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What I like

We conduct life saving medical research. My bosses give me the flexibility I need to conduct business. My staff is a great group of hard working folks. Our work is challenging. It is nice to work at a large urban university campus.

What I dislike

We have a department of diversity: this embarrasses me. It is sad that a major university feels the need to set up a department devoted to telling it's staff to be nice to each other. Also, the bureaucratic system is very slow when it comes to replacing open jobs. Parking is a nightmare in the whole area.

Suggestions for improvement

I would streamline the hiring process. I would eliminate the diversity group. I would find a way to provide low-cost parking.


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Care about your progression and well being.

4.9
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What I like

Boss wrote great letters of recommendation and gave great career advice.

What I dislike

Not being paid for holidays or having holidays off.

Suggestions for improvement

Having paid holidays and ensuring mentors are guiding their mentees.


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