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Many years working for UF and still waiting for an opportunity for career advancement

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

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

Pros

benefits, vacation and sick leave accruals
State retirement benefits
UF is the only "real" employer in the city

Cons

Hire-and-fire HR policy. No real human resource management, no career planning. People are often hired into higher positions based on "who they know" or if they are a spouse of a faculty; rarely based on qualifications and credentials.
Male-oriented environment; very few management opportunities for minority women. Physicians and faculty have ultimate administrative decision-making although many of them have no managerial experience (financial or HR).
Top leadership only cares about the faculty; staff is rarely mentioned or appreciated.
Very bureaucratic institution with many incompetent members.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Implement "merit-based" incentive program for staff (faculty already get all the perks and salary raises).
make the annual performance appraisal a useful tool that reflects on salary and promotion

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Geared more towards administrative career development than any other type - a problem at a research heavy institution.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Biological Scientist in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Biological Scientist in Gainesville, FL

    I have been working at University of Florida full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice spot in Florida to be; decent compensation; positive academic research environment lacks the negative intensity of other US areas.

    Cons

    Politics-heavy; constant restructuring/ re-branding give appearance of lack of focus; minimal positive intensity of other US research areas.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Working as an academic physician in the UF Health.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Clinical Assistant Professor in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Clinical Assistant Professor in Gainesville, FL

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

    Pros

    Large university, lots of opportunities for collaboration. Gainesville is a great small town to live in and raise the family, easy access to big cities and coast.

    Cons

    Despite being a sunshine state, everything that happens in the College of Medicine is opaque. As a physician, trying to do what is good for the patient is challenging. There is old boys network culture here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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