Florida Atlantic University Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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Florida Atlantic University President John W. Kelly, Ph.D.
John W. Kelly, Ph.D.
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Pros
  • Good benefits if you're in upper management (in 4 reviews)

  • great location, gym, sports facilities, library resources (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Because it's a State Government job, there are things that happen beyond the control of anyone at the University (budget cuts, etc) (in 4 reviews)

  • Little to no support from supervisors or department (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Low pay, barely worth it but only if you have benefits package.

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

    I worked at Florida Atlantic University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Clean campus, they try to rid of smokers. Well maintained except some elevators were always broken. Nice and warm location, ocean is very close and the beaches are one of the best in South Florida.

    Cons

    Parking can be tough, and it is expensive! Very low salary for South Florida. The presidents keep changing like they don't want to stay there for long time.

    Advice to Management

    If you want people to come to work and stay there, please consider increasing salary, the housing in south florida is so expensive.


  2. Graduate Teaching Assistant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at Florida Atlantic University full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    There was a lot of opportunities for pedagogical learning and other administrative work.

    Cons

    I had no opportunity to actually teach and my position I was regulated to administrative work primarily.

    Advice to Management

    I recommend that the management provide more opportunities to mentor individually with faculty members in order to maximize their educational experience.


  3. Instructor

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at Florida Atlantic University part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    We had a good team of instructors and I enjoyed working on the Boca Raton campus. It has a friendly, welcoming atmosphere with easy access to parking.

    Cons

    I enjoyed working on the campus, I missed having healthy food. There were many options for fast food, but not for healthy alternatives.

    Advice to Management

    Implement more healthy food options for the students and employees.


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  5. Admissions Coordinator

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Admissions Coordinator in Davie, FL
    Current Employee - Admissions Coordinator in Davie, FL

    I have been working at Florida Atlantic University

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You work with great people, the students are positive, There is always fun things happening

    Cons

    There is nothing negative about the company

    Advice to Management

    No advice I would give.


  6. Resident Assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at Florida Atlantic University full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The impact you make on the residents is wonderful.
    The discounted meal plan, room, and the pay is pretty good.

    Cons

    There are way to many people in this position who play favorites.
    The hours are long and housing is allowed to spring anything that they want on you at the last minute. Can't participate in the Timucua pageant.

    Advice to Management

    Don't play favorites and hire RC's and HC's who pay attention to their staff.


  7. Better in Hindsight

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at Florida Atlantic University part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great support of employees by supervisors
    Good infrastructure and processes in place for routine tasks

    Cons

    Campus is very difficult to navigate on foot, and parking is difficult to find
    Some colleges/departments operate under a culture of exclusivity, making collaboration/cooperation difficult

    Advice to Management

    It would be better to focus more on graduate studies/students, not only undergraduate and medical programs.


  8. Intern - pretty good job

    Former Employee - Psychology Research Assistant in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Psychology Research Assistant in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at Florida Atlantic University (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The people that you work with is amazing. You learn a lot in the field if you are an intern which is what I needed when I was there. The people care a lot.

    Cons

    The con would be the stress of trying to get things right and correct the first time. The sceduling will always be different. You have to balance class and internship.

    Advice to Management

    I would listen to what the interns are saying. They might know something, just because they are interns does not mean they don't know things.


  9. Resident Assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant (RA) in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant (RA) in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at Florida Atlantic University part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Loved working and living on campus!

    Cons

    No late night places to get food on campus.


  10. INtern

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Intern in Boca Raton, FL

    I have been working at Florida Atlantic University part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    It was a great experience, I had two fantastically awesome supervisors that helped me tremendously. i would highly recommend this placement to anyone who is interested in working with this population.

    Cons

    Sadly this is not a paid position, and as with all internships with the school of social work you are actually paying to work at your placement.

    Advice to Management

    I do not have any advice to give the management. Although they may consider providing some sort of stipend, maybe they might consider providing gas money to their interns as a way of thanking them for donating their valuable time, skills and energy.


  11. Student Athlete Math Tutor

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Athlete Math Tutor in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Student Athlete Math Tutor in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at Florida Atlantic University part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Easy work if you are knowledgeable in your field.

    Cons

    Very low pay. Almost all tutors make $10 an hour. Only professors employed by the University get paid more for tutoring. Can only work 20 hours if you're a student.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay. Value employees education.



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