Florida Institute of Technology

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Florida Institute of Technology Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
34 Reviews
4.2
34 Reviews
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Anthony James Catanese
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  1.  

    Low Salary, but good environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Melbourne, FL

    I have been working at Florida Institute of Technology part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Florida Institute of Technology keeps me in school, and gives me good education. Proud to be a panther.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, we have low wages, not much time off. We also, have bad reviews because our students have a hard time paying their loans back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the president because he is overpaid.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Florida Institute of Technology

    Pros

    great pay
    Flexible hours
    Nice people

    Cons

    not too many cons
    Great place to work

  3.  

    Good school

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Florida Institute of Technology

    Pros

    Small class sizes, great location, good faculty

    Cons

    research topics, funding, non-tenure faculty

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    Excellent Professors and structure of Engineering classes and labs

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Florida Institute of Technology

    Pros

    Smaller size adds to a better atmosphere and allows the students to shine as individuals instead of feeling like a number.

    Cons

    Need to update some of the classes and technology to stay current with industry standards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand how technology is being used to today and structure the learning to be more Dynamic as technologies improve and expand.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Office of Residence Life sets itself apart from other parts of the institution.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Melbourne, FL

    I worked at Florida Institute of Technology as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interpersonal skills and friendships gained in reslife will be helpful for the rest of your life. Free room and board is awesome compensation. Interviewing and candidate interview process (both taking part in and running it) will help for future job applications. Performance reviews help you learn to better yourself in interesting ways. You learn to interact with so so many different people in a variety of situations. Getting the feeling that you've helped someone is rarely topped.

    Cons

    First semester will be a transition period and your personal life/academics might take a hit. Time management can be difficult with various on-call parts of the job. Programming and special training can take 20+ hours a week at their worst. Often conflicts with summer internship opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    RA positions are great gigs, but outside of that office students are increasingly treated like numbers. Increased focus on athletics and expanding programs offered has come at a cost seen in percentages of entering classes that graduate in 4 years or at all.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Best Academic Experience at Florida Institute of Technology

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Florida Institute of Technology

    Pros

    Talented academic professionals that are ready, able, and willing to help any student to achieve their academic goals, Level of diversity is outstanding on campus allowing for excellent interaction with domestic and international students and professors. .

    Cons

    Limited view of preparing graduates to enter the job market. Yes FIT does have a career assistance program, to include periodic on campus job fairs and job interview training, but they lack a graduate post education follow up program that provides that high tech with a human touch experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place a more fundamental focus on assisting former and future graduates with job career placement and most of all follow up assistance. That I think will be an impressive achievement for a private university that tries to provide an overall experience that is definitely High Tech with A Human Touch.

  8.  

    Good, but can be so much better.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Finance in Melbourne, FL

    I have been working at Florida Institute of Technology full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you work full time you have access to a variety of benefits: health insurance, tuition remission, AT&T discounts, etc.
    People here are friendly for the most part.
    The department I work for is pretty awesome, however we are getting bigger so office space is kinda cramped. Promotions can happen you have to work for it, otherwise you can collect your minimal 11 cent raise in October every year.

    Cons

    It's really hard to move up within the organization and I would agree there is a bit of nepotism within the university.
    Additionally there are people that you will encounter here that lack drive and proactive-ness.
    Once they punch out they don't care much about making the university a better place (that's not to say they should make it their life) but they just don't seem to care about making Florida Tech a the great school it could potentially be. They're pretty much just sitting around waiting to retire.
    Also the pay kinda stinks, but it stinks in general for the area. I have a master's from a good state school and I relocated here when I married and started out at $14.00 an hour. Stinky. But I'm not starving so really I guess that's a first world problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This school has so much potential, but it's held back by so many people just wanting to sit around till they retire. I also think Dr. Catanese needs to go. He's getting senile and isn't growing the university as much as people seem to think he is.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great place to work and learn

    Former Employee - Graduate Student Assistant in Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - Graduate Student Assistant in Melbourne, FL

    I worked at Florida Institute of Technology part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to learn and study

    Cons

    Underpaid ... Other universities in FL and around the country pay their GSA's more

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Graduate students deserve to get paid more!

  10.  

    Graduate Student Assistant

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    Former Employee - Graduate Student Assistant in Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - Graduate Student Assistant in Melbourne, FL

    I worked at Florida Institute of Technology as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good work environment, Excellent Training for the job and good learning resources and opportunities.

    Cons

    No Medical Insurance support or discount. Low stipends. Excessive bureaucracy not suitable for a small school.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A discounted health insurance plan and higher stipends can improve the performance of student workers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Great place to work and learn

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

    I have been working at Florida Institute of Technology part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to learn and study

    Cons

    Low salary compared to the work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the hourly rate for the Graduate student assistants

    Recommends

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