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University of Florida Reviews

Updated August 8, 2014
Updated August 8, 2014
394 Reviews

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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work environment is friendly and the people are nice (in 20 reviews)

  • great people and great place to work (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • College town, so it is boring after the first year (in 9 reviews)

  • difficult to get opportunity for chemistry graduate students (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Working for UF is one of the best choices I've ever made

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot. Had a great mentor as an undergrad researcher. Was allowed to work on my own project. Had plenty of support. Compensation was average. The large package given to the university on the order of $120 million additional dollars is sure to increase the status of this university over the next decade.

    Cons

    Many people burn out due to stress. 60 hours a week minimum are expected of grad researchers. So there is little work-life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider new methods to improve work-life balance and thus improve productivity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Brilliant

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

    Pros

    Good environment, Vast libraries with unlimited books, Very goo faculty to student ratio, Free RTs bus service

    Cons

    Crowded, Tuition fee, Huge unviersity

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great people, great work environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good people to work with, positive work atmosphere, a lot of school spirit with UF alumni.

    Cons

    Not much room for promotion, once you are locked in you pretty much can't move up at all.

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  5.  

    Great benefits, easy hours, impeccable tuition assistance program.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Services Coordinator I  in  Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Administrative Services Coordinator I in Gainesville, FL

    Pros

    The benefits are good, 22 days PTO/year + holidays + ~14 sick days. Unbeatable. Salary isn't bad for the cost of living. Hours are generally reasonable but obviously that can vary highly by department. Lots of good perks.

    Cons

    Hard city for your spouse to find work if they don't get on with UF as well. Low pay compared to private sector. Lots of bureaucracy. Many people stuck in same jobs for a long time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Faculty can still be the #1 priority without being at the expense of professional staff. More growth and promotion opportunities would be nice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent company

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

    Pros

    Friendly, great company. Flexible hours

    Cons

    Work holidays. Not flexible hours

  7.  

    good university

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

    Pros

    people here are very nice

    Cons

    relatively low payment compared to other big cities

  8.  

    A Great Place to Be

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

    Pros

    There are many employment opportunities at UF and the institution provides great benefits. It also provides employee education assistance and great leave benefits. A very diverse student population and workplace.

    Cons

    The shear size of the institution some times slows thing down, but that is the same with any large organizations or institutions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    research place

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

    Pros

    a good place for research

    Cons

    difficult to get opportunity for chemistry graduate students

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    opportunity for internship should be there

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Love being a Gator!

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

    Pros

    Advisors and supervisors are really helpful and supportive.
    Students work hard which makes it a pleasure to teach.
    People in general are very friendly and helpful around UF.

    Cons

    There seems to be some favoritism with certain people.
    Pay is not enough to pay bills each month, but tuition is free.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay us enough to at least pay bills.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Graduate Hall Director (Residence Life)

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    This was the best job I've ever had. The leadership supports development among professional and student staff and residents, and there is great recognition of the variety of ways a staff member can contribute to the mission of the department. It's also a very friendly and fun work culture. I learned SO much in the GHD role!

    Cons

    Required to be responsible during "off" hours for on-calls and consultation with staff members in crises. There is plenty of staff support and flexibility to make this manageable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing! I know my exit interview suggestions, though minor, were well-heard. You always keep your staff in mind, and it's appreciated!

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