Florida International University Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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Florida International University President Mark B. Rosenberg
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Pros
  • Benefits and work life balance are great (in 9 reviews)

  • FIU provides great benefits to it's employees (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, no opportunity for advancement (in 9 reviews)

  • There are a lot of politics when making any decisions, cost of living in Miami is high, Summer in Miami can be brutal (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Accounting Coordinator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    convenient location, didn't have to pay for parking

    Cons

    temporary, no benefits, low pay

    Advice to Management

    offer better pay so people can stay


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good growth experience

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director, Faculty Development in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Director, Faculty Development in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Florida International University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, excellent benefits, beautiful campus. My current supervisor has made my time at FIU entirely worth-while. If it weren't for her, I would have left a while ago. She's incredibly knowledgeable, challenging, cutting edge, and determined to pursue a clear vision with clear goals. I'm lucky to work for her.

    Cons

    It's hard to push innovation as people seem to be okay with status quo. Sometimes people seem scared of trying new things and failing, and they don't think of risks and challenges as opportunities for further learning. Anything that seems to rock the boat is strongly opposed.

    Advice to Management

    Establish a mechanism for 360 evaluations whereby staff gets to weigh in the performance of senior leadership.


  3. Fun Place to work

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    Current Employee - IT ASSISTANT in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - IT ASSISTANT in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, fun people. There are many people you meet at an international university. The job teachers.

    Cons

    Bad Salary. They pay could be higher considering this public university makes a lot of money.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on student's needs instead of the money expanding will bring through.


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  5. administration

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Florida International University full-time

    Pros

    FIU provides educational opportunities with a global focus. It has a large student body and has a deep commitment to diversity in both its student body and workforce. For many years it has welcomed members of the LGBT community. The work is highly meaningful and the benefits are quite good.

    Cons

    Tremendous variability in the ability of managers within the university. It is part of the Florida government and has the disabilities of government. Bureaucratic, slow to improve, imbalances between mission and resource allocation. Tolerates very poor professors in some of the Colleges. Fails to recognize the value of non faculty staff and administration. Pay not tied to performance in any way.

    Advice to Management

    Change the compensation system to incentivize behavior that is consistent with and doesn't sacrifice organizational goals to individual ambitions and fears.


  6. Research Asistant

    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Miami, FL
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Florida International University as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good research topics and weather

    Cons

    Expensive, not class oriented, little benefits


  7. Oficce assistan

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Florida International University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Check on Time, Great benefits, Family Friendyly

    Cons

    No oportunities to grow, Difficult to contact management.


  8. Helpful (1)

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    Current Employee - Special Events Coordinator in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Special Events Coordinator in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Florida International University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits (you work for the state)

    Cons

    Set in it's ways, very hard to see change or try and make changes. Most employees have been there for 10+ years so everyone gets a bit lazy and it is very hard to get things done.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in more proactive leaders and establish a better "team-playing" work environment.


  9. It's not the best job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Florida International University part-time

    Pros

    Helping the students is a plus, but the faculty is a little hot-headed and difficult to work with. Some members are just down-right rude if you aren't from where they are from.

    Cons

    If you don't know Spanish expect to be left out of a lot of office conversations. To be fair, my department is very small, so the people that I work with, I just don't click with.

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved with workers. Sometimes I sit at my cubicle with nothing to do for hours. It makes me really not like working here, but then again, I can't complain because I have a job. So there's that.


  10. FIU Research Assistant Review

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Universities are laid back places to work, my supervisor was great.

    Cons

    HR department is pretty poorly run.

    Advice to Management

    Be more efficient in terms of HR.


  11. Spanish Teacher

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    Current Employee - Assistant in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Florida International University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Multicultural University and very nice place

    Cons

    The payment is not good enough.



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