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Florida State University Reviews

Updated September 20, 2014
Updated September 20, 2014
171 Reviews
4.2
171 Reviews
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Florida State University Interim President Garnett S. Stokes
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Really enjoyable work environment that gives you the opportunity to meet a lot of wonderful individuals (in 13 reviews)

  • Great benefits, great school, management is top heavy but easy to work with (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • It was low pay compare to other school (in 10 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Beautiful campus located in a nice university town Tallahassee.

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

    I worked at Florida State University part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice weather, nice people, relaxing environment, and a lot of sports!

    Cons

    Not many work opportunities around.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Innovative

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Florida State University

    Pros

    Creative, Professional, Caring, Opportunity to advicance

    Cons

    After Hours Work, Must make personal effort for work life balance

  3.  

    Excellent opportunity for students

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    Former Employee - Research Fellow  in  Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Research Fellow in Tallahassee, FL

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

    Pros

    Ability to do public policy research for a very fair wage. You also have the choice to work from home depending on the type of position you have. Your supervisors are very knowledgeable and helpful

    Cons

    I can't seem to find a con for being a research intern at the DeVoe Moore Center. How many opportunities does a student really have to do meaningful research on their own project while being overseen by knowledgeable and reputable superiors?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to get a bigger budget to hire more students. You have no idea how helpful this can be on a student's resume if they plan to go into data analysis or research.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Graduate Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Florida State University part-time

    Pros

    Work-life balance. I was able to work from home for the most part, and this. was somewhat good for me

    Cons

    Very little recognition from the college.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove certain professors from the college of business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    I love Florida State, but just remember, state institutions / organizations are SLOW!

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Tallahassee, FL

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

    Pros

    Working as a graduate student allowed for a great work life balance, however this is highly dependent upon who the graduate adviser is. If you prefer a hands off management style, make sure that this is discussed before accepting a position as a graduate research assistant.

    Cons

    Working for this, or any government institution means that everything operates slowly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Worked Part-Time as a Student

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    They (of course) acknowledge that you are a student, and you get to work around your school schedule. This was also an opportunity to network with my peers and my supervisors. The work might not seem at fun at first, but it's usually worth it in the long-run.

    Cons

    Morale is inconsistent. While some take their jobs seriously, some are just apathetic (but most of them are in the middle). And depending on where you work, hours can vary tremendously. Job searching can be tough.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fitness Instructor at Leach - Perfect Part-Time Job for Motivated Student!

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    Former Employee - Fitness Instructor  in  Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Fitness Instructor in Tallahassee, FL

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

    Pros

    Great co-worker culture, energetic team environment, great upper level staff leadership.

    Cons

    Scheduling changes were sometimes challenging with last minute changes towards the ends of the semesters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be sure your team feels comfortable working with each other, do the ice breakers as soon as possible! Start to utilize the FMC more now that it is complete - great facility! Could have more small group training promoted more strongly in the future.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Fitness Consultant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Florida State University

    Pros

    Training, atmosphere, work-environment, people, activities, fun

    Cons

    pay, hours, seniority, cleaning, advancement

  10.  

    I was honored to have been given the opportunity to be an adjunct instructor.

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

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed the opportunity to offer professional experience and input along with the valuable content delivered in teaching typography to graphic design students. The department personnel were welcoming and very helpful with all my dealings. The experience was very useful and I learned a lot about academia and the college experience currently.

    Cons

    Some aspects of the process which seemed very automatic to those in the department were not in place and the initial setup of logins, email accounts and communications took effort to get in place. It all worked out fine, however.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe offer more explicit expectations at the outset and follow up in the first few weeks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    research

    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant

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

    Pros

    paycheck was fine, environment was great. weather was nice, personal growth was good, salary was fine work place was nice

    Cons

    paycheck was not enough, environment was bad. weather was too hot, personal growth was not present, salary was very little work place was bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay me more

    Recommends

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