Florida International University

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Florida International University Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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3.7 140 reviews

85% Approve of the CEO

Florida International University President Mark B. Rosenberg

Mark B. Rosenberg

(67 ratings)

81% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • FIU has great benefits, including portable retirement benefit, excellent healthcare benefits(in 9 reviews)

  • Good work/life balance depending on the job(in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • compared to peers in other state universities in FL, pay is low when Miami cost of living is high(in 4 reviews)

  • Lack of communication between departments(in 3 reviews)

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    Research (Former Employee) Miami, FL

    ProsThe school is located in a good city with lots of fun events. There is happy atmosphere in this city and good weather.

    Conscontracts are renewed every semester and most of people do not have a long term contract. The payments are very low and there is no benefits or bonuses.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Lower level workers abused

    Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) Miami, FL

    ProsGrowing entity; students are respectful and hardworking and you have an opportunity to further your education at no cost.

    ConsAdministrative assistants are overworked; when two leave only one is replaced and the other has to do two jobs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStamp out favoritism; it smacks of a lack of professionalism.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great research opportunity

    Research Assistant (Current Employee) Miami, FL

    ProsVery good learning opportunity. I am basically working with Dr. Raju Rangaswami, who has very good knowledge on the subject matter and very helpful and understanding

    ConsMiami is very costly. Salary should increase.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Welcoming and helpful.

    Assistant Director (Current Employee) Miami, FL

    ProsFIU has great staff all around, a student body that is great to work with, and a campus that is a pleasure to call home during the work day.

    ConsMiami traffic is always a great thing, but FIU is located out by the turnpike so that is helpful.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    research undergraduate experience

    Research Undergraduate Experience (Current Employee) Miami, FL

    Proswork on your own time, research interesting things

    Constakes a while to set up payments to your account

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Generally relaxing experience working here

    Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) Miami, FL

    Pros- flexible hours, only 20 hours/weekly since is a part-time job
    - not difficult since they are mostly undergraduate courses

    Cons- the management is questionable, workload is not distributed fairly among all TAs (I got upset because I was given way more tasks than some others, what makes it worse is that they even add new assignments to you in the middle of the semester!)
    - no extra benefits

    Advice to Senior Management- make job assignment more fairly
    - do not change or add tasks to TA arbitrarily

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent environment and job opportunity

    Research Assistant (Current Employee) Miami, FL

    ProsGood benefits and job environment

    Conssalary per hour is little bit low here

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great experience for a short period of time

    Career Counselor (Former Employee) Miami, FL

    ProsGreat Academic environment for someone

    ConsA lot of people walking around- always

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall a very positive experience!

    Work Study Student (Current Employee) Miami, FL

    ProsFlexible for students. Keeps you involved and informed about University events and information.

    Conslow pay, no opportunity for raise with work-study.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    GA Teaching (Current Employee) Miami, FL

    ProsEmerging Tier-one School in Engineering and Computer Science. The labs and research are very active and up to current needs of students.

    ConsBy far it has equal interest and it needs to stay ahead in some critical areas for it be more beneficial compared to other tier one schools.

    Advice to Senior ManagementResearch projects and industry collaborations and faculty involvement.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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