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Pros
  • Good work life balance, basically you will be able to have quality time with your family (in 8 reviews)

  • FIU has great benefits, including portable retirement benefit, excellent healthcare benefits (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Pay is low, parking is terrible (in 6 reviews)

  • For job seekers outside of the South Florida market, please note: the cost of living in Miami is quite high (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    A complete disaster of an organization

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Enrollment Advisor  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Enrollment Advisor in Miami, FL

    I worked at Florida International University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I spent over a year working there and I can honestly say that there are no pros to being employed by FIU Online. There are absolutely no redeeming qualities that I could point to. Every day is worse than the next. Unless you're desperate for a paycheck, you'd be much happier working somewhere else.

    Cons

    There are too many cons to mention in this small section, but it begins with a total lack of leadership, strategy or competence. The entire management structure of FIU Online is incapable of making a correct decision, on any issue, ever. To offer a comparison, if the management of FIU Online ran a funeral parlor, nobody would die.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management would be to fire themselves if they really care about the quality of the education they're currently offering their online students.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    I can't believe that ANYTHING EVER gets done there!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Computer Technician  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Computer Technician in Miami, FL

    I worked at Florida International University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Qualifications are purely hypothetical; if you want to stretch out and try something, it is easy to jump into a new situation and be saddled with new responsibilities regardless of your past experience or areas of expertise. There are few limitations to what you can attempt to do if you know and are liked by the right people.

    Cons

    You will have no support or resources to do anything and will be blamed for your failures in these obviously impossible situations. There is little accountability and decisions are made for social reasons exclusively, not on any basis of qualification or need. Cliques are strong and politics are constant. While those playing personality games are often too distracted to do them well or to their own (or anyone's)
    benefit, the constant drama-go-round makes for good entertainment only for so long as everyone somehow gets by.

    The complete lack professionalism is also stunning; I've witnessed three quarters of a department's staff get fired by e-mail with zero days notice due to a loss of funding caused by poor reviews AND about a million dollars of donated computer equipment destroyed due to inadequate cooling both within the same research project and within the same year.

    With the constant threat of catastrophic organizational collapse and the knowledge that the fruits of your labors will be left to rot, this is a place to try something new only if you plan to swiftly move on to something better once you've actually gotten any good at it. You will achieve nothing here. You can only learn.

    Put bluntly, nothing that happens here matters at all unless you learn something from it. You will achieve nothing and can have zero impact on anyone or anything else but your own skills. If you go here, act accordingly and do not take it personally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to read Sun Tzu's The Art of War desperately. All of you. You need to understand it. You do not know that success demands a serious attitude and focus. You put petty considerations and personal bigotries over all other priorities and fail thereby to your own and everyone else's detriment. Until you learn that things outside your own ideas have importance, you will continue to be kings of your dunghills rather than management of an enterprise you can be proud of.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Adjuncts receive little respect or consideration from students and university personnel

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Online Course Instructor  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Online Course Instructor in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Florida International University

    Pros

    If you have the right department head, there are opportunities to create your own course as you see fit, particularly if you teach online courses.

    Cons

    * Apathetic students who disregard information about deadlines and assignment requirements and still expect an A in the course.
    * Apathetic bureaucracy who seem unable to provide the most basic information or make it easily accessible.
    * Course technicians who disregard direct instructions or who fail to fulfill their responsibilities or who care more about conformity than what works best for the course. Plus, they're only evaluated once a year instead of every semester, forcing you to wait for problems to get worse over time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat adjuncts with more respect and give us the opportunity to provide direct feedback on our course technicians.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    An Un-bias Review from a Truthful, non-bitter employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Kendall, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kendall, FL

    I worked at Florida International University

    Pros

    There are opportunities for growth as its still very much a growing university. However, it will highly depend on your deparement and which members of management you have over you.

    Cons

    Its difficult to know where to start. Upper management is under qualified, unprofessional, and not willing to work together for the general "good" of the university, students, or athletic programs. I was amazed by many circumstances where I or others were in need of help and were simply told "thats not my job." If FIU is ever going to get better they need to promote the good employees, get rid of the bad/lazy employees, reward those that work hard and recognize ability. They have a HUGE turnover problem, and attitude problem and no one is competent enough to fix it. Its sad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management is under qualified, unprofessional, and not willing to work together for the general "good" of the university, students, or athletic programs. I was amazed by many circumstances where I or others were in need of help and were simply told "thats not my job." If FIU is ever going to get better they need to promote the good employees, get rid of the bad/lazy employees, reward those that work hard and recognize ability. They have a HUGE turnover problem, and attitude problem and no one is competent enough to fix it. Its sad.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    a dead end job

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Library Technician
    Former Employee - Library Technician

    I worked at Florida International University

    Pros

    if you decide to take classes, part of your tuition is free

    Cons

    no raises, no encouragement to cross train, and the management are indifferent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat your employees with respect

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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