Florida State University Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
166 Reviews

4.2
166 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.  

    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
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  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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

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    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
  6.  

    Challenging for Software Development, Excellent for IT Support

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - IT Support Technician  in  Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - IT Support Technician in Tallahassee, FL

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours for students, good benefits and stability. Well equipped office with great lighting and a positive environment. Advancement opportunities exist both within and between departments.

    Cons

    Few software development opportunities. Difficulty advancing if positions are scarce. Corporate structure is strange and sometimes confusing.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    OK to work.

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Supervisor is quite nice to work with.

    Cons

    There is no cons for this job.

  8.  

    Excellent Employer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Tallahassee, FL

    I have been working at Florida State University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Employees get 4 weeks of vacation per year plus the week between Christmas and New Years Office. The university also has excellent benefits and a good pay scale.

    Cons

    Some of the lower clerical positions do not pay very well yet these employees do a great deal of work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I enjoyed it.

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

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

    Pros

    Health and dental benefits/ never had any issues receiving payments that were owed to me; and it was a relatively collegial and friendly environment.

    Cons

    In some ways, it was run like a typical bureaucracy. Lots of unnecessary form filling, inefficiency and waiting in lines.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Florida State has been a great experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Florida State University

    Pros

    Adaptability, flexibility, opportunity for growth, expansion of leadership and professionalism

    Cons

    I can not think of any.

  11.  

    Good experiences and a good company with great people who motivate you to grow and become the best you can be.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Florida State University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great working environment which created confortable atmosphere.

    Cons

    Resources were sometimes scarce trying to find the right person for the right answers.

    Doesn't Recommend
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