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Reviews for University of Alabama

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.76
Support from management
3.52
Teamwork
3.81
Freedom to work independently
3.95
Internal Communication
3.52
Office / Work Environment
3.80
Environmental Friendliness
4.10
Work-Life Balance
3.67
Challenging Work
3.57
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

Career factor

Gender Equality
4.15
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.05
Career Development
3.48
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Company Image
3.86
Job Security
3.81
Handicapped Accessibility
4.30
Workplace Safety
4.05
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 3 of 21 reviews Parking in 7 of 21 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 1 of 21 reviews No stock or equity options 401(k) in 8 of 21 reviews Onsite daycare facility in 4 of 21 reviews No reimbursed daycare Ability to work remotely in 3 of 21 reviews Desirable office location in 5 of 21 reviews Tuition assistance in 12 of 21 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 5 of 21 reviews 401(k) Match in 9 of 21 reviews Flexible spending account in 9 of 21 reviews Paid time off in 12 of 21 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 12 of 21 reviews No relocation allowance Life insurance in 12 of 21 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 10 of 21 reviews Free (company provided) Meals in 3 of 21 reviews Health and wellness programs in 12 of 21 reviews Employee discounts in 11 of 21 reviews No vehicle allowance Employee events in 11 of 21 reviews Pet friendly/Pets allowed in 1 of 21 reviews Fitness center on site in 9 of 21 reviews Free Snacks/Drinks in 4 of 21 reviews
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  • 28.Apr 2019
  • Employee

Internal Communication

Was very political

Suggestions for improvement

  • Better encouragement and communication. Hold people responsible for their actions.

What I like about the company

Great university! As a student, it was wonderful. As an employee, you couldn't pay me enough to go back.

What I dislike about the company

Lack of communication. Politics make for a difficult work environment.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

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

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered
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Teamwork

See communication

Freedom to work independently

I amgiventrust and freedom to work

Internal Communication

Always great at this. Especially in person.

Gender Equality

My psoition is usually held by women, but we are treated equally and with highregard

Career Development

Always opportunities for growth.

Office / Work Environment

Encourages us to take walking breaks when needed.

Work-Life Balance

I can rely on the work hours given being my scheduke

Company Image

It's an honor to work for UA

Workplace Safety

Trains and tests us on safety measures

Challenging Work

There are moments of difficulty, but on average quite easy

Inclusive / Diverse

There are efforts in place to work towards diversity when possible

Suggestions for improvement

  • Our fourth foor does not have wheelchair acces. Therefore, we could not hve a wheelchair dependent accountant for our department.

What I like about the company

I have experienced personal events while working for the company y, and they have always cooperated to make sure I have the time needed to be off as well as support when returning. I feel appreciated and cared for here.

What I dislike about the company

Athletics plays a large roll on the company, and that can often come before the academics

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
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
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match 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

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

Company Culture

The culture is friendly and appropriate

Support from management

They are always there

Teamwork

We had no issues

Freedom to work independently

Didn't need to be supervised

Internal Communication

We had staff meetings , emails, and group messages

Gender Equality

Equality for allEqua

Attitude towards older colleagues

Equality for all

Career Development

I gained insight

Overall compensation for your work

Fair pay indeed

Office / Work Environment

Work areas were well kept up

Environmental Friendliness

Recycling bins

Work-Life Balance

Well suited

Company Image

Very

Job Security

Very

Handicapped Accessibility

Yes

Workplace Safety

Police and security available

Challenging Work

Some days were more challenging than others

Inclusive / Diverse

Very diverse

Suggestions for improvement

  • I guess they could better communicate certain things.

What I like about the company

I was able to gain helpful experience as well as lifetime bonds with those that I work with.

What I dislike about the company

There was no things that I disapproved of.

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
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered
  • Company
    University of Alabama
  • City
    Tuscaloosa
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Free (company provided) Meals is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 18.Jan 2019
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Have staff park for free and provide more up-to-date office furniture

What I like about the company

They gave me a job when others wouldn't and the overall work experience is very good

What I dislike about the company

Paid parking is a disaster. Why charge somebody for coming to work.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
2.00
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
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
2.00
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 Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Ability to work remotely 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
    University of Alabama
  • City
    Huntsville
  • 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

Company Culture

Ver positive

Support from management

Ver positive

Challenging Work

Something different everyday

Suggestions for improvement

  • The time spent in the office could be less on off days

What I like about the company

The travel was a great experience. We traveled all over the US and even to Italy

What I dislike about the company

I enjoyed everything about it except days after a loss is losing streak were tough

Company Culture
4.00
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
3.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

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

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered Employee events is offered Pet friendly/Pets allowed is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Adding more excited individuals to assist with company operations is the best improvement for the company.

What I like about the company

Connecting with others was the most positive experience. Everyone is so willing to collaborate with peers to create safe and fun events for students. Being in that environment compels colleagues to assist students with all issues and concerns.

What I dislike about the company

The company is attempting to maintain its accelerating growth. However the company has reduced the number of employees, which increases the workload per person. With additional colleagues, the workloads could be more reasonable, allowing a more stress-free work environmemt.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
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
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    University of Alabama
  • City
    Tuscaloosa
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Better focus on employee responsibilities and needs to avoid burn out

What I like about the company

Wonderful hardworking people. Other departments were always responsive if questions needed to be addressed.

What I dislike about the company

The institution didn't value employees. I was working in a job that preferred a master's and then they changed it to someone with a high school diploma could be hired. Improvement is also needed for work life balance as burn out is high.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00
  • Company
    University of Alabama
  • City
    Tuscaloosa
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    n/a
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would set up internal office training programs.

What I like about the company

I was given a welcome present from others at my management level two days after starting.

What I dislike about the company

So far, I have no problems to address.

Company Culture
4.00
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
5.00
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
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    University of Alabama
  • City
    Tuscaloosa
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 22.May 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Improve work-life balance and lower the cost of benefits.

What I like about the company

Roll Tide - great for families. Time off for spring break and Christmas is wonderful.

What I dislike about the company

micro-management can be a problem

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
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
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00
  • Company
    University of Alabama
  • City
    Tuscaloosa
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 08.May 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Trust technology consultants, process pay restructure faster, have appropriate employees or outside contractors handle specific jobs

What I like about the company

Overtime and benefits make it worth while

What I dislike about the company

Lack of communciAtion, refusal to utilize new technology, cutting corners to save money

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