Florida International University Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. Good Research Institution

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

    I have been working at Florida International University part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Weather. Very productive group, cutting edge facilities

    Cons

    University staff seems not efficiency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    Political Leadership in the Academy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Professor
    Former Employee - Associate Professor

    I worked at Florida International University

    Pros

    Situated in south western Miami-Dade county. The university serves a diverse student body. Some very talented faculty.

    Cons

    The political nature of promotion, retention, and tenure sets the stage for power struggles between and among faculty for leverage and security. Older faculty have little confidence they can advance in rank, as benchmarks change with the university's ongoing revision to its mission statement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Foster shared governance principles and discipline appropriate policies for RPT for each college. Discourage power blocks among senior faculty in unit governance. Establish a clear mission statement that promotes academic life, equity among units, schools, and colleges, and teaching, research, and service mission of the university.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Student

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Student in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Student in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Florida International University full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    It's been good so far

    Cons

    I do not have anything bad to say

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more job opportunities for international students

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  5. Great place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Florida International University part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good insurance, nice atmosphere. Working for the benefit of society is rewarding.

    Cons

    low pay and lack of opportunity to advance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    low pay, little support, sort of friendly

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in North Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in North Miami, FL

    I worked at Florida International University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people at FIU are sort of friendly. The president of the university seems very friendly and intelligent, and he tries very hard to portray the school positively in the community.

    Cons

    I found the majority to be overworked and underpaid. There isn't much room for growth unless someone dies or moves on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. This university has great diversity.

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

    I have been working at Florida International University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    This university has great diversity. It is top 10 university in annual enrollment number.

    Cons

    A young university, established in 1965, which still need some improvements.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Research assistant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Florida International University

    Pros

    Interesting projects that I was able to work on

    Cons

    Low pay and no room to negotiate salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase wage

  9. It`s very happy to work here. A lot of events in campus

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

    I have been working at Florida International University full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Cause the university is in Miami. There are a lot of fun to live here. Go west you can enjoy the nature life of everglades, Go east you can enjoy the signature Miami beach life, Go north is the Orlado, all kinds of human-made resorts, Go south is the Florida Keys. Life is really good.

    Cons

    The salary is a little bit low. The university is in latino community, a lot of persons can`t speak English, such as restaurant, supermarket, autoshop etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It`s not a good place to conduct research, the culture of this university is make money. So if you work here, you can find a lot of fun to seeking foundation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Good work life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, Good Work-life balance, Easy to approach upper management

    Cons

    Low Pay, Slow growth, no internal promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider internal promotions and motivate employees to grow internally

    Approves of CEO
  11. Learning Assistance

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

    I have been working at Florida International University part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Help students 1 on 1.
    Good base pay
    Refresher material in case you forgot.

    Cons

    Students never show up to learning sessions.
    Bad communication between teacher and assistants so you go into class without knowing what to prep for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow learning assistance ample time to prep prior to going to class to establish confidence in the students that they know the material they are supposed to assist with

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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