Florida International University

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Florida International University Reviews

Updated October 2, 2014
Updated October 2, 2014
166 Reviews
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166 Reviews
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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.  

    Great University but still growing.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Coordinator, Administrative Services in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Coordinator, Administrative Services in Miami, FL

    I worked at Florida International University full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to start working as a full-time employee.

    Cons

    After taking on a supervisory role, growing further in the university can be a challenge for young professionals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to your young professionals to hone their growth and development. Experienced employees must learn to change their traditional office cultures to benefit the university in furthering their success. Managers need to spread their delegating to more employees rather than giving multiple responsibilities to young professionals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    10 years and still here!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Florida International University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, good benefits, professional development opportunities.

    Cons

    Parking is expensive and difficult to find, and salaries are stagnant.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Great place to work, sometimes

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Assistant in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Program Assistant in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Florida International University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many opportunities. There are tons of different departments to work for on campus. This is both good and bad. Most departments have fantastic leadership, but some are lacking. The hours are generally 9 to 5.

    Cons

    When you're dealing with students, it's almost always the case that they're going to ask you a question that cannot by answered by your department and they will have to speak with 2+ other departments to get a complete answer. This is frustrating to the student and thus they take out their frustration on you. Unfortunately, the university is so divided in it's functions that even things that should logically be handled together are separate departments in separate buildings.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Satisfactory pay scale and a lot of assistantship opportunities if you're a student.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Miami, FL

    I worked at Florida International University as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    I was a research assistant for 2 years and was still getting a decent pay and tuition benefits. With yearly employee evaluation and a lot of skill development and learning opportunities, you can never get behind if you're focus and there to learn.

    Cons

    The employee system is relatively slow. If you've any problem it might take more than usual time to solve it or even get it addressed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to spend some time and resources in improving the management system, typically those departments who are responsible for addressing the problems of employees, specially students.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good for academic purpose

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Florida International University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Low paid salary since I was studing.

    Cons

    Very friendly and supportive faculties.

  7.  

    Feedback

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Florida International University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits and work life balance are great.

    Cons

    Low pay, no opportunity for advancement.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Graduate Student and Teaching Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Florida International University

    Pros

    This university provides a good value for local students.

    Cons

    A focus an expansive growth of student population without an accompanying expansion of insfrastructure hs created an overcrowded campus.

  9.  

    Overall, I have a good experience working at FIU. But it also depends on the department you work in.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Florida International University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Its has good employee benefits, such as tuition waiver, low cost health insurance, opportunity to advance within the university. It is a good environment to work in.

    Cons

    Of course, salary is lower than in private organization in general. Salary increase is no less deceiving. You have to really fight for an increase, based on personal experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fight for a good raise for your employees when they work hard.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Your experience will depend on the department

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Assistant in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Program Assistant in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Florida International University part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people. Health insurance, training. I've been lucky., I worked with great people. I worked with the writing center, the English department and the Humanities center. All 3 departments have great training and awesome helpful people.

    Cons

    To be fair, I did not experience this myself. I'm just going by interactions I've seen between my peers and their management. My confusion? Some people in management shouldn't be there. Some departments have a petty and hostile environment. Others are just extremely lax. You end up doing the management's work in addition to your own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'd advise administration to be a bit more careful about who gets promoted to management. Some people very obviously see other managers as competition and end up bickering more than working. Others see their employees as workhorses. It makes the experience at FIU inconsistent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Lots of opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Florida International University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I've been able to work in several areas of the University which has given me a great overview of how it all works. Colleagues are, for the most part, really nice people who work well together

    Cons

    I've found it very tough to get raises over the years. It is a state-assisted University so that probably plays a part in that. State funding has been cut to all public universities in Florida year after year. University Leadership doesn't often provide input as to their expectations. It is common to have to develop plans, reports, projects, etc. and then have the boss react to it, as opposed to getting input at the beginning stage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to what your people have to say.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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