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Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
207 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work environment of the union is really good environment that they foster (in 17 reviews)

  • Flexible work hours for students, good benefits and stability (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • It was low pay compare to other school (in 11 reviews)

  • A lot of time is wasted on unnecessary politics and projects (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good company, okay pay.

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    Current Employee - DL/CRC Technician in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - DL/CRC Technician in Tallahassee, FL

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

    Pros

    Lots of experience to be had here with a very very flexible schedule for students.

    Cons

    Working with students can be great or bad, a lot of the times bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Select better employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company for students

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - DL/CRC Technician in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - DL/CRC Technician in Tallahassee, FL

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

    Pros

    Very very flexible to student workers, never have an issue whenever time off is needed.

    Cons

    Pay is mediocre, however that's not really the selling point of these student jobs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Enjoyed my time working here

    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Tallahassee, FL

    I worked at Florida State University

    Pros

    Good hours & people to work with

    Cons

    Can be a little tied up by red tape

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  5.  

    Good place, challenging politics like the rest of Tallahassee

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IS Department in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - IS Department in Tallahassee, FL

    I worked at Florida State University

    Pros

    Great Office Culture
    Work for a great University
    Working to benefit the education and programs for the students

    Cons

    Politics
    Leadership
    Micromanagement
    Employee Development
    Promotions weren't always the most qualified candidate
    Rules changed for favorites but not all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be nice for management to remember that their people are what make their departments great, and give them the opportunity and trust to lead initiatives, instead of over analyzing every small move. I hope that the exodus from that year helped management to realize the error in their ways.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Experience as research assistant at Florida State University

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Research Assistant

    I have been working at Florida State University (more than a year)

    Pros

    Utilization of advanced statistical analysis tools.
    Feeling proud to be able to work here at FSU, department of IME

    Cons

    Need to balance between coursework & research tasks. I believe, coursework load can be minimized.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Student Worker

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Wonderful to be able to work for my university, I have really enjoyed the convenience of having a job on campus, I can go from class to work and back if I need to.

    Cons

    Parking on campus is a nightmare, need to factor that into the time it takes to get to work if I am not coming from class. Other than that I have no complaints

  8.  

    Wonderful Place for Educating and Working!!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accountant in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Accountant in Tallahassee, FL

    I worked at Florida State University (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Where to begin; well, the atmosphere - both environmentally and socially - was phenomenal. The campus is compact and centralized, with well-maintained brick buildings throughout and beautifully kept landscaping anchored with sprawling Live Oak trees.

    Cons

    Parking is the single biggest con for working (or attending) FSU. This is not to say that it is impossible, and there are preliminary plans should definitely help lessen the burden some, once completed. Otherwise, there weren't many more negatives I experienced in my near 4 years employed with FSU.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The best advice I could offer is, to somehow find a means by which to somewhat thin the (mostly) unnecessary bureaucratic policies; those which are typical in every governmental unit. I completely understand the need to "CYA," but many of the policies significantly decreased my time to completion and caused many headaches, mostly due to small and ultimately irrelevant details.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    This is a good school with excellent professors and staff, a place where you can develop your potential.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant

    I have been working at Florida State University

    Pros

    Very good professors and staff. Good academic programs. Good social life.

    Cons

    Sometimes parties may distract you from your study. You need to focus.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Enhancement of my theoretical basis of Chemistry through application in a stimulating setting, yet rewarding employment.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lab Assistant in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Lab Assistant in Tallahassee, FL

    I worked at Florida State University part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    ~The ability to experience the laboratory from an employee perspective as opposed to a student
    ~Friendly, warm environment
    ~Learned important instrument calibration, hazardous waste transportation, equipment management, preparation of chemical inventory, interpersonal communication, and experimental design
    ~Felt as if paid to have fun
    ~Flexible schedules

    Cons

    ~Prolonged renovation and repair of the lab resulted in many failed experiments due to sensitive fire alarms
    ~Students never follow protocol, which leads to more broken glassware to clean
    ~Exposure to harmful substances and situations raised anxiety
    ~Cleaning an entire eight-room floor of the laboratory

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is difficult, but do your best and persist with less aged and damaged instruments and equipment, which results in lack of sufficient time management and inaccurate readings.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Awesome Work Environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Florida State University

    Pros

    Co-workers, great work-life balance, state benefits

    Cons

    compensation, work growth, retirement fund not transferable

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