Florida International University
3.7 of 5 125 reviews
www.fiu.edu Miami, FL 5000+ Employees

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FIU can thrive, but the lack of direction doesn't let it happen

Computer Applications Coordinator (Current Employee)
Miami, FL

I have been working at Florida International University full-time for more than a year

Pros* Flexible hours
* Relaxed work atmosphere
* Good work/life balance depending on the job
* Nice benefits: insurance, tuition waivers to continue education, etc.
* Stable employer
* Facilities are relatively new in some buildings
* Great diversity of people with different backgrounds

Cons* lots of inefficient use with personnel and budget resources within departments
* lack of communication and realistic expectations within departments
* tendency to overwork those who are competent while letting the incompetent continue without consequence
* vacant job positions take an excessively long time to fill, especially in critical areas
* compared to peers in other state universities in FL, pay is low when Miami cost of living is high
* system makes it difficult to promote within; makes it difficult to get rid of bad employees
* nepotism is common in some departments
* lack of communication between departments - many departments work in their own world ignorant of other departments and their projects

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you want to retain people of value: pay them for what they are worth, and don't let the slackers get away with slacking. Those who do not help the university team community should not be rewarded and should accept responsibility. The university has a lot of potential for growth and to improve, but the growing pains are evident if the same broken and inefficient systems continue in place.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Not bad at all

Graduate Assistant (Former Employee)
Miami, FL

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


Pros: Easy working conditions, friendly people, opportunity to excel Cons: Pay is not so good Advice to Senior Management: One step at a time More

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low accountability is good and bad

Program Assistant (Current Employee)
Miami, FL

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


Pros: The benefits as a full time staff are great and include tuition waivers if you want… Cons: FIU has a culture that tends to push work off to the next person, very few employees take the extra effort to resolve an… Advice to Senior Management: the departments tend to work as factions rather then in unity and often decisions are made… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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