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Florida State University Reviews

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
182 Reviews
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182 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 15 reviews)

  • Flexible work hours for students, good benefits and stability (in 6 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.  

    Great work environment which instilled the three tenants of Florida State University; Strength, Skill and Character

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    Former Employee - Academic Success Coach in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Academic Success Coach in Tallahassee, FL

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

    Pros

    Flexibility in schedule. leadership from senior staff, professionalism among coworkers and overall workplace environment

    Cons

    Large institution which means you rarely know what is happening in upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great University Opportunities

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Staff
    Former Employee - Customer Service Staff

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

    Pros

    It was great to find myself in such a teamwork-oriented, positive environment. I was surrounded by peers of all types, and the commitment to diversity and growth was a great, one of the reasons I've had three jobs here!

    Cons

    Although there are great and varied options for jobs, the opportunities for growth and advancement, position and salary wise, are lacking.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience, Needs to be #1 priority

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

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

    Pros

    Diverse staff
    Opportunity to form relationships from coworkers to residents
    Cheaper housing
    1/2 off housing fees, $300 flexbucks a semester, and you get paid minimum wage for a 20 hour work week- Was great for the extra cash flow but I decided it wasn't worth the stress because I didn't need the money
    Great resume builder

    Cons

    Have to be back in room every night by 2 am weekdays and 4 am weekends
    Sometimes holidays depending on building assignment
    Living where you work, so sometimes residents would knock on my door at 3 in the morning and I would have to deal with the issue

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Teaching Assistant

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Tallahassee, FL

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

    Pros

    Basically you have the recitations, and grading work. Grading work is rather easy.

    Cons

    There is nothing bad about it. Just that sometimes you can mess up your own studies with that of TA work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great part-time job

    Former Employee - Residence Hall Receptionist
    Former Employee - Residence Hall Receptionist

    I worked at Florida State University part-time

    Pros

    Easy ability to juggle work and school.

    Cons

    Early mornings and working during the holidays

    Recommends
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    Orientation Leader

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    Former Employee - Orientation Leader
    Former Employee - Orientation Leader

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

    Pros

    Wanted the employees to grow and it was very hands on! Great leadership experience and personal growth along the way.

    Cons

    It was a lot of work and the pay was not the best but there were several perks like free clothes, food, and becoming close with friends.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    student rec

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Tallahassee, FL

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

    Pros

    great place to be a student and work

    Cons

    financial aid doesn't drop on time and the fin aid office gets sticky

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

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    Former Employee - Online Course Developer in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Online Course Developer in Tallahassee, FL

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

    Pros

    FSU is the place where you serve the students and faculty with your passion. The work environment is decent and friendly. However, it really depends on what school you are in. If you work at FSU, you work for the state. The benefits are really tempting. You have opportunities to take on-the-job training classes for individual development.

    Cons

    Some of the academic programs really needs to be optimized. That is to say, from the professors to the staff, updated changes need to be made. The school is well-known for college football, but the academic reputations have long way to go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Down to top communication channels should not block the way of human performance technology. The service feedback hasn't been taken seriously.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Fine if you're in Tallahassee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Florida State University part-time

    Pros

    Good work environment
    Friendly people
    Sense of community

    Cons

    Pay can be small
    The school seems to experience significant corruption

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    So sad

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    Current Employee - Professor in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Professor in Tallahassee, FL

    I have been working at Florida State University full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good colleagues, a good provost, mostly good students (and a few who are extremely good), low cost of living area. Clear, challenging, but reasonable expectations for tenure. Nice old trees in some parts of town.

    Cons

    Football culture, ugh. Sleazy politicians at the top harming the many decent lower-level folks. A good provost, but variable deans, very variable chairs, and a criminally underfunded library. Very worrisome future horizons. Assessment wonk, a young and hyper-ambitious ed-school type, changed our good curriculum to an experimental nightmare. Far too much committee work and busy-service-work, but that varies by department. As a place to live, Tallahassee is difficult at best. "Cheap" is about the only good thing I can say. Two good restaurants in town. No real culture. Extreme heat and humidity most of the year; brief respite in January and February only. Every smart colleague I know is on the market; this is a chance for some big universities to cherry-pick some under-appreciated talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get Barron back? Consider how bad faculty morale has become and think about ways to address that. Try to cut down on the bad bureaucracies at Dean-Chair levels. Do we really need so much paperwork? The new curriculum is a lemon. A clunker. Worse. get rid of it!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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