University of Florida
3.9 of 5 374 reviews
www.ufl.edu Gainesville, FL 5000+ Employees

University of Florida Reviews

Updated May 9, 2014
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3.9 374 reviews

                             

69% Approve of the CEO

University of Florida President Bernie Machen

Bernie Machen

(177 ratings)

83% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Teaching Assistant

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsChallenging, Innovative, Friendly, Delightful, Sunny

    ConsLimited growth, part time, Slow work pace

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    TA'd while graduate student

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proswell, if you get a science/engineering/etc degree, you usually have financial support

    Conscrappy health insurance and no dental

    Advice to Senior Managementif you want to be a good school, hire good professors, support research, and retain them. foosball and other sportsing around does not make your graduates employable or smarter more well rounded citizens of the world. If you never force ALL students to challenge the views they arrive with what will they learn (im looking at you professional-tracks like business/med/etc)

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Indifferent

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFlexibility, Coworkers, Events, Work Environment, Attire

    ConsManagement, Favoritism (by management), Benefits, Company Loyalty, Pay

    Advice to Senior ManagementStructure the operations better.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Graduate Assistant at UF

    Graduate Teaching Assistant (Former Employee)
    Gainesville, FL

    ProsLots of support in a strong community that helps foster teaching skill sets. Benefits weren't shabby.

    ConsPay was awful; we also had to pay fees even though tuition was covered by the program.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the graduate students needs.

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    Graduate Student

    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee)
    Gainesville, FL

    ProsThe work environment is friendly and the people are nice. And of course the weather is always nice here in Florida. Go Gators!

    ConsLots of politics within departments prevent simple everyday things from getting completed. Oftentimes it requires... add more later

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Low pay, but not the worst

    Fellowship (Current Employee)
    Gainesville, FL

    ProsIf you're working here as an assistant, you're probably a student as well. The campus is nice and the staff are generally friendly. The pay is not bad and as a PhD student I got a full ride and stipend from a fellowship. Teaching was actually really fun, since I taught a core class and the kids seemed to care. Also healthcare.

    ConsPay is pretty low compared to what I could be doing in industry, so that's a big negative. Working in computer science, I feel like most of the work I do is pretty pointless since most things are pioneered by industry these days anyway.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCollege-level research in the CS field is dying.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A constantly changing and interesting environment.

    Student Employee (Former Employee)
    Gainesville, FL

    ProsThe hours are extremely flexible and you can tailor them to your schedule. You can work 5 days a week, or once a month. It also teaches you some useful customer service skills and technical skills.

    ConsIt's pretty difficult to get to know anyone well if you don't work there constantly. The work is tiring for minimum wage.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe sure your employees know how to complete tasks and where to find the materials to do so.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Typical college town

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAesthetically pleasing, low cost of living, overall academically outstanding

    ConsNeed to drive to get to places of interest

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    Chemical engineering graduate student

    Grader (Current Employee)
    Gainesville, FL

    ProsGood faculty, good university, good for bio chemical engineering

    ConsNo good courses, less job opportunities

    Advice to Senior ManagementIntroduce more courses. Increase contacts with companies

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    Great

    Academic Advisor (Current Employee)
    Gainesville, FL

    Prospay, people, gator nation, weather,

    Consslow, low pay, time commitment, turnaround

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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