University of Central Arkansas

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University of Central Arkansas Reviews

Updated 6 November, 2014
Updated 6 November, 2014
23 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working as a GA at UCA

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    Current Employee - UCA Counseling Center in Conway, AR (US)
    Current Employee - UCA Counseling Center in Conway, AR (US)

    I have been working at University of Central Arkansas full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I've been working as an intern at the UCA Counseling Center for the past 3 months. It's a spectacular learning environment with the most talented staff and mentors I could possibly imagine.

    Cons

    While this is a paid internship, it is a very LOW paying internship. Despite the wage being so low, it's still the best experience to complete my education.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    positive experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Central Arkansas full-time

    Pros

    Making a difference in the quality of life for Seniors. Having the freedom to be creative in my management style, being allowed to recruit and hire my own staff.

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility, limited resources. Below industry - standard income. Demands of job can become 24/7, 7 days a week dealing with employee issues.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Student worker

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Conway, AR (US)
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Conway, AR (US)

    I worked at University of Central Arkansas part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -You can earn money while in school.
    -Easy tasks.

    Cons

    -No clear goal.
    -Not so many positions are available.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great opportunities if you seek them!

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Conway, AR (US)
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Conway, AR (US)

    I have been working at University of Central Arkansas part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Wonderful school with lots of potential, small school + small town = great work life balance. If you are looking for opportunities to teach, broaden the minds of students, or help serve students in some capacity, this is the place to be.

    Cons

    The only negative thing I have to say about working at UCA is the lack of communication. I hope that in the near future things get better in this arena, but the lack of communication between departments and employees can be avoided if you are proactive, if not, then it probably still won't diminish your experience too much. It's just a cultural norm to be silo'd, but if that doesn't bother you, then this school is awesome! :)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage communication! The students and entry level employees do not know or care who you are because you don't talk to them like you're on the same team.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Working at the Student Center felt like being part of a family.

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    Current Employee - Computer Support Specialist in Conway, AR (US)
    Current Employee - Computer Support Specialist in Conway, AR (US)

    I have been working at University of Central Arkansas full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I was given the freedom to use my own ideas to solve tasks.
    Everyone works together to accomplish tasks.
    Leadership truly cares about their employees.
    Hours are flexible to accommodate studies.

    Cons

    Chic-Fil-A and Pizza Hut are downstairs (Student Center), which makes eating healthy difficult. This could also be seen as a Pro.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Student Center is doing things right. When I move on to work somewhere else, I will always remember this job fondly. Keep on this track and I feel that anyone to work here will feel the same. Thank you!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Lots of free time

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    Former Employee - Intern In College of Business in Conway, AR (US)
    Former Employee - Intern In College of Business in Conway, AR (US)

    I worked at University of Central Arkansas as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The personnel is very friendly

    Cons

    The work is not so challenging

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Involve interns in activities more challenging

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I have had a great experience overall with UCA.

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant to Our Adv Vice President in Conway, AR (US)
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant to Our Adv Vice President in Conway, AR (US)

    I have been working at University of Central Arkansas full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Our President Tom Courtway-he has integrity to make UCA a better institution better.

    Cons

    Some of the downsides would be all of the media attention at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't judge a book by it's cover because there is so much more inside that holds integrity, hard work and loyalty. I have the experience you are looking for according to your job description.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great

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    Current Employee - Coordinator in Conway, AR (US)
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Conway, AR (US)

    I have been working at University of Central Arkansas full-time

    Pros

    It's a state job so you get a good 401k, 8 hours of vacation and sick time per month when starting. Great environment: overall local community of Conway Arkansas is a great place to live.

    Cons

    Salaries tend to stay at entry level for a very long time, advancement only happens if you move from job to job by applying for new positions. It is very rare to advance in your own department without years and years of dedicated service. Faculty positions are very much the same with slow advancement in pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay on top of cola raises and start doing more merit raises as well as one time bonuses.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Student worker (in the office)

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Conway, AR (US)
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Conway, AR (US)

    I worked at University of Central Arkansas part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    A lot of sitting down, not very much pressure, not very much *boss/*employee interaction but a lot of *Professor/*Student.

    Cons

    Base pay; Not many hours; not very helpful with experience in general

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Wage slavery pure and simple. They pay graduate assistants less than half the area average.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Central Arkansas as a contractor

    Pros

    At times they hire people.

    Cons

    They pay next to nothing and treat employees very poorly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees fair wages and treat them with due respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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