Florida State University Reviews

Updated August 26, 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. Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Giving back to the students, making a positive impact and a major difference in their lives. Truly is a rewarding job, and makes it even better that the students emailed me begging me to be their TA for the following year.

    Cons

    Nothing that I can honestly think of. I truly enjoyed working as a TA.


  2. Teaching Assistant/Lab Instructor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours except while instructing labs. Great teaching experience and practice if pursuing a career in teaching.

    Cons

    Low pay. More work than what is paid for, depending on the supervisor instructor.


  3. Good times

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great job excellent environment. Loved it.

    Cons

    Not challenging enough. Little social interactions.


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  5. Graduate student in nuclear physics (experimental)

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student In Nuclear Physics (Experimental)
    Current Employee - Graduate Student In Nuclear Physics (Experimental)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The professors are very knowledgeable (experts in this field) yet friendly, nice ambiance, you will get to work on popular and hot topics

    Cons

    The infrastructure of graduate student offices isn't so good. However, that's not terribly important issue.


  6. Research Assistant

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Tallahassee, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are a graduate student and an RA, the university pays off your tuition fee You will have access to latest technologies and you are given freedom of thought to serve the Research community well

    Cons

    I cannot think of many cons. However, I thought there should be someway to protect and help students in the case they lost their job and they have a situation of paying fee for next semester. It sounds silly but, as an international student the tuition fee is higher than residents(3 times more) and it comes a shock to us if there is no help from the University.

    Advice to Management

    Create some portal of part time jobs. All the portals that FSU provide suck and there is no proper channel for finding right jobs on campus.


  7. A great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Florida State University full-time

    Pros

    Florida State University has great benefits! Many options to different positions throughout campus. All types of positions to go for at Florida State University.

    Cons

    Florida State University is very politically correct. Many students that attempt to work for the university feel they are entitled to their position.

    Advice to Management

    Florida State University has a wide variety of options for potential employees. I would suggest not hiring from within as much.


  8. Lovely experience!

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    Former Employee - Research Project Coordinator in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Research Project Coordinator in Tallahassee, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people in the department I worked for were fantastic and we worked on some incredible research which I know is making a difference in the world every day.

    Cons

    I really have nothing bad to say about working for FSU except that their benefits windows are small and far apart.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being the lovely people that you are! Nothing makes a person feel more welcome than a warm smiling face.


  9. Good atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Teaching and Graduate Assistant in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Teaching and Graduate Assistant in Tallahassee, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Florida State is growing. The university uses its resources well. Enriching experience as a teaching assistant.

    Cons

    Not as much room for growth. Your say does not mean as much as at a smaller institution.


  10. Foundation and Corporate Development Intern

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    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Tallahassee, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great experience cultivating relationships with foundations and corporations

    Cons

    Cannot work more than 20 hours per week

    Advice to Management

    none


  11. Okay for students`

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible and On Campus makes it easy to get to the job from class and back

    Cons

    Demanding and boring. Sometimes they ask too much of students



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