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Florida State University Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
196 Reviews
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196 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.  

    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

  2.  

    Peer Tutor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tutor in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Tutor in Tallahassee, FL

    I worked at Florida State University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    This job gave me the oportunity to interact with other students of different disciplines

    Cons

    You have to follow the rules carefully, you cant get to creative with the ways your planning to teach

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the tutors a little more of autonomy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good job for no work experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Athlete & Recreation Assistant in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Athlete & Recreation Assistant in Tallahassee, FL

    I worked at Florida State University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    nice employees, great supervisors, customers nice, easy tasks, personal growth

    Cons

    disorganized, game roasters parking didn't always match

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I recommend a stop sign, so patrons will know when to stop.

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  5.  

    Nice place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Tallahassee, FL

    I have been working at Florida State University part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very supportive when it comes to facilities and funding for conferences and training. Working as a researcher is a lot of pressure due to tight deadlines.

    Cons

    There is no work life balance. Career growth and job security are very limited. Most of the jobs are contract based, so you will be needed as long there are funds.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider benefits to OPS.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Student and Teaching Assistant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Tallahassee, FL

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

    Pros

    Price, location, School is famous for being National Champions. There are many opportunities for funding as well, either at the graduate or undergraduate level. There are a lot of resources available to students. There are also a lot of networking opportunities

    Cons

    There is a problem with communication, especially at such a big school. You have to look for and be aware of on your own. The school is very supportive of the football team which is bad only because a lot of things on campus revolve around the football schedule so the library will be closed on game days

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Football, football, football

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Florida State University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very flexible schedules, generous allotment of time off, excellent choices for healthcare coverage, working on campus is excellent as many services are in walking distance and the hustle and bustle of the students keeps the energy level very high.

    Cons

    First off it is very dangerous. Forbes magazine has rated Tallahassee as the 8th most dangerous city in the country. I worked at FSU for a year and a half and there were two shootings within two blocks of my office. Very low salaries and no opportunity for annual raises or bonuses. The managers have little to no training in HR, EEO, HIPPA laws, etc. so some of the behavior is appalling. The focus is on the football team beyond anything else so you have to become accustomed to bad press about the ethics of the organization. You have to pay for parking.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Helping undergrad student with their course work and do grading.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Tallahassee, FL

    I have been working at Florida State University

    Pros

    Got funding for my studies.

    Cons

    Interacting with students and got teaching experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide a way to increase interaction with students.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Interventionist in Pensacola, FL
    Current Employee - Interventionist in Pensacola, FL

    I have been working at Florida State University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working with Kids and teaching opportunity
    Flexible schedule

    Cons

    Disorganized
    Not many hours during the week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wish they there was more organization.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Pay is extremely low for amount of work they expect from you.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting Specialist in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Accounting Specialist in Tallahassee, FL

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

    Pros

    The pros are you get free tuition with working with the university, some departments allow you to make up time by staying late or coming in early. The rating system is rather fair.

    Cons

    For advancement you have to apply for your promotion. If the job titles are remotely similar they won't give you a raise. They pay staff very low wages. They pay the lowest overall wages to staff compared to all other State Universities in Florida. They do provide training classes that are not helpful unless you already know how to do something and just need further guidance. Human resources is very biased and normally sides with upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider better training options.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Student work at FSU

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Tallahassee, FL

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

    Pros

    Great office culture and assistance with scheduling around classes.

    Cons

    Difficulty having consistency of communication from the top down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to suggestions from those in the trenches.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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