University of Florida Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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Pros
  • very nice work environment with good benefits (in 25 reviews)

  • great people and great place to work (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • College town, so it is boring after the first year (in 10 reviews)

  • This led to poor feelings towards home departments, very difficult video-conferencing of courses and talks, and grumpy graduate students (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Student Advisor

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Advisor in University Of, FL
    Current Employee - Student Advisor in University Of, FL

    I have been working at University of Florida full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    benefits, free tuition, professional development options, transferrability within 6 months, opportunities to advance, adult child able to attend for free

    Cons

    administrative red tape in academic unit. Faculty put in student affairs roles, and not fulfilling the job duties. Faculty political games. Institution still has some old boy attitudes. I was happier in student affairs, but the Dean of Students creates issues.

    Advice to Management

    Think about your promotions. All internal hires at upper-level asst dean positions are a concern.


  2. Postdoctoral Associate

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at University of Florida full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good learning, very talented senior management

    Cons

    New center, new professor, not full campus


  3. Helpful (1)

    Mixed bag at UF

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Florida

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great faculty overall; bright students.

    Cons

    Lack of moral compass by key administrators and some faculty.

    Advice to Management

    take responsibility and don't pass the moral buck.


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  5. Good

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

    I have been working at University of Florida (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working environment is not bad. Professors here are good enough. The HR and secretaries are nice and kind

    Cons

    Chances are that you meet very low supervisor and they just push you to work and threat you on not continue your contract constantly

    Advice to Management

    Chances are that you meet very low supervisor and they just push you to work and threat you on not continue your contract constantly. I suggest the manager look into this matters.


  6. TA

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, FL

    I have been working at University of Florida part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good environment, great chance to learn stuff before entering industry. Sometime free food in events.

    Cons

    Very small chance get paid. It's always negotiable if you want to be a volunteer. Professors is not patient.

    Advice to Management

    People here have problem to find a job. Very negative comments on their career center service..


  7. Adjuncting

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Gainesville, FL

    I have been working at University of Florida (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Smart students. Many have good work ethics.

    Cons

    Smart students. Expect high grades without doing the work. Entitlement. Many students do not respect Adjuncts.

    Advice to Management

    Adjunct $$ raise and benefits.


  8. Research

    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Gainesville, FL

    I have been working at University of Florida (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Research, innovation, become part of the "Gator Nation"

    Cons

    Modest salaries, remote location, low expectations and level of professionalism at times


  9. Advisor

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Florida

    Pros

    Great peer interaction, plenty of human interaction, free tickets to all football games, normal hours of 9 to 5.

    Cons

    Pay is very low, not much one on one with management since the school is so large, the parking is awful, no real room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Separate compartments better, make your employees not feel like a number! Just because it is a well known school does not mean everyone wants to work here


  10. UFIT Enterprise Infrastructure and Operations

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

    I have been working at University of Florida full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Great people to work with.
    -Great benefits, leave, free degree opportunity.
    -Exposure to many different technologies.
    -Pay not bad for Florida.
    -On-call in weekly shifts.

    Cons

    -Understaffed (seriously, you will be running around with more work than you can handle), 1/3 the number of people needed to adequately do the job. Engineers who do project development and associated work are also expected to simultaneously do operations work and keep everything running at the same time.
    -Management says yes to every project, ever, with no thought to who is going to do the work.
    -Management consists of "yes men."
    -Remote work (work from home) frowned upon unless medically necessary.
    -Advancement only possible when someone leaves.

    Advice to Management

    -Hire more people.
    -Say "no" to the CIO once in a while.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Staff

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

    I have been working at University of Florida full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you manage to get a job in a department without a toxic environment, staff positions are o.k. jobs. Good departments allow for flexible work schedules and are generally pretty laid back work environments. Benefits package is pretty good, but the state government has been trying to chip away at them for the last few years.

    Cons

    Low pay. Staff jobs are usually boring and not challenging. Many staff jobs have no possibility for advancement or raises. Basically, it is possible to make the exact amount of money you were hired at for the rest of your career. You will stagnate if not self motivated and are not in a department that allows for any professional development, so you will not gain any skills to move up in a given field. Faculty and Administration look down on staff. Staff are at the absolute bottom of the pecking order. God help you if you are in a dysfunctional department. Working in a dysfunctional department would change my review from 3 stars to 1. Middle management is severely bloated and overcompensated, but staff jobs are always first on the chopping block if there are budget cuts to be made. Faculty can be arrogant and rude. Students run the gamut, but are mostly clueless and harmless.

    If compensation and benefits ratings were separated I would give 2 stars for compensation. Benefits are very good, so the rating averages out to 3 stars.

    Advice to Management

    Half of you should be fired. There are too many of you.



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