Florida International University

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Florida International University Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
146 Reviews

3.9
146 Reviews
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Florida International University President Mark B. Rosenberg
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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
  • For job seekers outside of the South Florida market, please note: the cost of living in Miami is quite high (in 4 reviews)

  • Lack of communication between departments (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    FIU Teaching Assisstant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Easy Scheduling especially when you have to take courses.

    Cons

    Could pay better for everybody

  2.  

    An overall positive experience and valuable learning opportunity.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    Pros

    I truly enjoyed working at Florida International University (FIU) South Campus. Prior to working at FIU, I was employed by a small college with very limited resources. While at FIU, I worked in a well-equipped and stocked laboratory and wanted for nothing in terms of supplies. I was able to attend classes around my work schedule, and received invaluable training opportunities that still serve me well, 10 years after my employment there. I would encourage qualified job seekers in the South Florida area to apply to FIU, as there is opportunity for growth and development.

    Cons

    I have no complaints about FIU per se, as my experience was quite positive. For job seekers outside of the South Florida market, please note: the cost of living in Miami is quite high. Several of my colleagues lived outside of Miami-Dade county and commuted to work daily. The drive was simply too far for me, so I searched and found an affordable apartment in a nearby, older neighborhood.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Miami, FL

    Pros

    Nice relaxed environment, Room to grow intellectually

    Cons

    Nothing really. If possible more money

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    Great people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - team oriented - positive atmosphere

    Cons

    - large size of university sometimes leads to inconsistency in quality of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - more opportunities for discussion

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Florida International University

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Miami is a great city. FIU has great students.

    Cons

    Administration is not so efficient. Local IT industry is not well developed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Adjunct professor

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Miami, FL

    Pros

    loyal to adjunct professor and will continue to work with you on a semester by semester basis

    Cons

    Pay is low.
    is only able to offer 1-2 courses a semester

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    High Standards

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Assistant  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Miami, FL

    Pros

    Lots of support, unique and encouraging environment.

    Cons

    Politics heavily influence most decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and stop worrying so much about appearances.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Decent atmosphere but people can to be somewhat clannish.

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    Former Employee - Associate Director  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Miami, FL

    Pros

    FIU has great benefits, including portable retirement benefit, excellent healthcare benefits. Great work schedule in a laid-back atmosphere.

    Cons

    People can be somewhat unprofessional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be careful not to allow inept supervisors to drive away talented individuals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Associate Director

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    Current Employee - Associate Director  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Miami, FL

    Pros

    Environment and vast mix of cultures

    Cons

    It seemt to be difficult to move up once you reach a certain level.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Enjoyable but time consuming

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Miami, FL

    Pros

    Helpful staff, made many friends

    Cons

    Pay is low, parking is terrible

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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