Florida International University

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Florida International University Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
163 Reviews
3.8
163 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance, basically you will be able to have quality time with your family (in 8 reviews)

  • FIU has great benefits, including portable retirement benefit, excellent healthcare benefits (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Pay is low, parking is terrible (in 6 reviews)

  • For job seekers outside of the South Florida market, please note: the cost of living in Miami is quite high (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Overall, I have a good experience working at FIU. But it also depends on the department you work in.

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

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

    Pros

    Its has good employee benefits, such as tuition waiver, low cost health insurance, opportunity to advance within the university. It is a good environment to work in.

    Cons

    Of course, salary is lower than in private organization in general. Salary increase is no less deceiving. You have to really fight for an increase, based on personal experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fight for a good raise for your employees when they work hard.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Lots of opportunities

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

    I have been working at Florida International University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I've been able to work in several areas of the University which has given me a great overview of how it all works. Colleagues are, for the most part, really nice people who work well together

    Cons

    I've found it very tough to get raises over the years. It is a state-assisted University so that probably plays a part in that. State funding has been cut to all public universities in Florida year after year. University Leadership doesn't often provide input as to their expectations. It is common to have to develop plans, reports, projects, etc. and then have the boss react to it, as opposed to getting input at the beginning stage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to what your people have to say.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It's and ok environment to work in.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Miami, FL

    I worked at Florida International University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent company benefits, ability to extend and complete your education and or if you have a child they can complete their education. Good work life balance, basically you will be able to have quality time with your family. If you value helping students complete their higher education this is the place to be! The greatest satisfaction is attending graduation and watching your students receive their degree. It will leave you speechless knowing you were a part of the process.

    Cons

    lots of red tape, takes time to get things through the chain of command, moderate compensation, lots of politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider how to make processes more efficient for staff, faculty as well as students.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    A place with potential for great things.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Florida International University full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Stable environment with plenty of opportunities and growth

    Cons

    Can be hard to move up, stagnant feeling at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement innovative techniques to improve employee satisfaction and reduce turnover.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Miami's University

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    FIU provides great benefits to it's employees. The atmosphere is positive, promotes school spirit and comradery amongst staff and students alike and opportunities are available for furthering ones education, even as a full-time employee.

    Cons

    Parking during the fall & spring semesters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Paperwork can sometimes be daunting and it seems that too many people are assigned to complete the same task.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Student Assistant

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

    I worked at Florida International University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I have flexibility to work. Weekly I had to sign on for 10 hours and I choose work time on my preference.

    Cons

    Some works had time limit to finish, so I had to finish those works within the time limit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The FIU management is very cooperative, because one time one of my pay check was hold for system problem and my manager was took care it efficiently.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Adjunct Professor of Strategic Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor of Strategic Management in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor of Strategic Management in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Florida International University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great faculty support. Serious students.

    Cons

    Need more opportunities to become full time faculty.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    FIU Teaching Assisstant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Florida International University

    Pros

    Easy Scheduling especially when you have to take courses.

    Cons

    Could pay better for everybody

  10.  

    An overall positive experience and valuable learning opportunity.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

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

    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
  11.  

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

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

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

    Pros

    Nice relaxed environment, Room to grow intellectually

    Cons

    Nothing really. If possible more money

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