Florida State University Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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Florida State University Interim President Garnett S. Stokes
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Pros
  • Really enjoyable work environment that gives you the opportunity to meet a lot of wonderful individuals (in 17 reviews)

  • Good benefits and work environment (in 6 reviews)

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

  • Location to other cities is rather far and very much a "college town" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. ACE Tutor

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Florida State University part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There were no outside of working hours responsibilities as well. I appreciated the flexible hours and the relatively stress free work environment. All of the employees are students, and the schedules are receptive to employees making sure their academics come first.

    Cons

    The hourly wages were about half of what a a private tutor at FSU could be earning. Often I would be scheduled for less hours than I wanted to work, but I understood that it was a part time job, so that can't really be avoided.

    Advice to Management

    The management and structure of the ACE tutoring lounge was great. Consider increasing hourly wages to keep and attract the best and brightest tutors at FSU.


  2. Mainframe Cobol Developer

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    Former Employee - Mainframe COBOL Developer
    Former Employee - Mainframe COBOL Developer

    I worked at Florida State University

    Pros

    I was a Project Leader and was had the capability of performing and completing on time with a group of outstanding programmers.

    Cons

    there were very little down sides.

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. Fl

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Florida State University part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great employees at this complany

    Cons

    nothing that I can say


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  5. Research Assistant

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to work.
    Cutting edge technology

    Cons

    Load on coursework, plus research


  6. FSU

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Florida State University

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Employeer, but limited upward mobility

    Cons

    Training was limited outside of college classes.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the people


  7. Overall, great!

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    Former Employee - Associate Professor in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Associate Professor in Tallahassee, FL

    I worked at Florida State University (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The faculty are great, they do a good job orienting new faculty. It is a beautiful campus.

    Cons

    Once faculty orientation is over, it got lonely. Unfortunately, my boss loved to torture PIs and me. She says she is a 'big fish in a small pond' and she never lets anyone forget how much power she has.

    Advice to Management

    If someone is a poor manager, call them on it. There is no need for bullies at any level in the faculty.


  8. A Student's View

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Florida State University full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Florida State is a massive organization, which allows it many benefits. It's size and location relative to the state capitol makes for many unique opportunities that could not be found otherwise.

    Cons

    The size also has its drawbacks. To get anything done is a bureaucratic mess in a machine that is slow to produce results. The funding distribution also feels unbalanced as the sports arenas and stadiums receive lavish renovations while other areas of campus that are more academic seemingly get ignored.

    Advice to Management

    A university is a place of learning. I think that the image you portray should focus on that and less on sports programs.


  9. Facilities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tallahassee, FL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits - Best Health Insurance, Tuition, Paid Leave
    Professional Atmosphere
    Friendly Co-workers and Supervisors
    Networking Opportunities

    Cons

    Pay Raises are Hard to Obtain
    Slow to Fill Openings


  10. Strozier Library Circulation Desk

    Current Employee - Student Library Assistant
    Current Employee - Student Library Assistant

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

    Pros

    The working environment is low-stress and it is unusual to deal with unhappy patrons. The supervisors are all helpful when you have questions or need help as well as being generally good people. If you're a student worker, like me, they easily accommodate to your schedule and understand when things come up, like needing to study for a test or the like.

    Cons

    There is the ability to pick up shifts, but as a student worker there is a cap of about 20 hours per week.


  11. instructor

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor

    I have been working at Florida State University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice office and good classroom

    Cons

    No much to say since it is part time job



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