Florida State University
4.0 of 5 136 reviews
www.fsu.edu Tallahassee, FL 5000+ Employees

Florida State University Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2014
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4.0 136 reviews

                             

98% Approve of the CEO

Florida State University President Eric J. Barron

Eric J. Barron

(61 ratings)

90% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "All around good work environment"
    in 9 reviews
  • "Great place to work and become familiar with departmental structure"
    in 5 reviews
Cons:
  • "Low pay as compared to Industry Internship"
    in 9 reviews
  • "A lot of time is wasted on unnecessary politics and projects"
    in 3 reviews
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Great place to work for student assistants.

Library and Museum Assistant (Current Employee)
Panama City, FL

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

ProsFlexible work schedule, convenient, excellent compensation for a student

ConsSome students are unprofessional in the workplace

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great environment to work in

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Florida State University part-time

ProsReally enjoyable work environment that gives you the opportunity to meet a lot of wonderful individuals. Head Staff members are really personable and take on a mentor like role.

ConsNot a lot of opportunity for growth but it is a stable/secure job for students.

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FSU Housing Receptionist (Former Employee)
Tallahassee, FL

I worked at Florida State University part-time for less than a year

ProsGreat university
Great environment
Great culture
The hours are easy and you can do homework

ConsNot much going on as far as advancement

Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Advising Assistant (Former Employee)
Tallahassee, FL

I worked at Florida State University part-time for more than 3 years

ProsGet to work with a lot of great people. Many hours are very quiet, allowing schoolwork to get finished during work.

ConsSometimes very boring since it could get so slow.

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Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good school, easy job.

Conference Assistant (Former Employee)
Tallahassee, FL

I worked at Florida State University as a contractor for less than a year

Pros-good summer job for students/new grads
-easy work, often don't actually do anything but sit at the desk
-work alone
-often, clients are very nice people and are a pleasure to work with. Mostly kids going to summer camp or professionals for conferences.

Cons-buildings can get cold
-sometimes you have to do gross stuff like clean up puke, etc

Advice to Senior ManagementYall are awesome. Very good communication and teamwork.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It is a very nice place to live and study

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Florida State University

ProsNice place, mid-size city, nice climate and weather

ConsNot that high ranking, places don't have many opportunities

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Adjunct work is ok

Adjunct Professor (Current Employee)
Tallahassee, FL

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

ProsCompared to other universities and college FSU pays adjuncts well. (approx. $5000 per course in my department)
Quality Students
Fair Amount of Freedom

ConsMost of the cons have to do with being an adjunct. No contract, no idea if classes will be available.
They limit you to 4 classes per year.
The university seems to be moving away from using adjuncts due to the bad publicity about adjuncts in higher education, and to avoid issues with the Affordable Care Act.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great computer science department with great opportunities

Teaching Assistant (Current Employee)
Tallahassee, FL

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

ProsReally nice working environment, all faculty members are really helping and give a good training about what needs to be done for the job.

ConsWas only a part-time employee with very flexible working hours, so not really got in touch with office culture.

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Great research experience in powersystems

Graduate Research Assistant (Former Employee)
Tallahassee, FL

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

ProsGreat research experience, valuable mentorship and guidance, opportunity to work with real systems, great multi-cultural environment, fun place to work at.

ConsNot many downsides to think of. Except it can take a long time to graduate from CAPS than when you do from other institutions, but the stipend is better than other places to make it little better.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Florida State has become my home away from home and it has given me so much opportunity to grow and develop as a person

Resident Assistant (Current Employee)
Tallahassee, FL

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

ProsGreat professors, hard working students, and an inclusive community. The Career Center has been exceedingly helpful for me.

ConsLarge student body. Can sometimes feel lost; make sure you make an effort to get involved to make the campus smaller and to find your own community

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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