Florida State University Reviews

Updated August 3, 2015
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Florida State University Interim President Garnett S. Stokes
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Pros
  • Really enjoyable work environment that gives you the opportunity to meet a lot of wonderful individuals (in 17 reviews)

  • Good benefits and work environment (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • It was low pay compare to other school (in 11 reviews)

  • Location to other cities is rather far and very much a "college town" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Research Assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Research Assistant

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of flexibility and great people to learn from. I'm a graduate student and also have a job at the College of Medicine which I really enjoy.

    Cons

    Things change semester to semester, it's always uncertain whether funding will continue.


  2. Post Doctoral Fellow

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Tallahassee, FL

    I worked at Florida State University full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment. Wonderful people. Intellectually stimulating. Top tier research university. University respects what post-docs bring to the research and learning environment. I would recommend to anyone seeking a wonderful experience post-graduate school.

    Cons

    There really isn't much I didn't appreciate about working at Florida State University. Anyone can gripe about pay or benefits, but I felt both were appropriate for a post-doc position. Politics may get tiresome but that will be the case at any university or organization, and it's all in how you play it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Post-docs learn a lot and contribute a lot. I think the give-get balance is appropriate. Being able to balance teaching with research is a component that could always use additional focus.


  3. Operations Assistant-Florida State University Testing Center

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Assistant in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Operations Assistant in Tallahassee, FL

    I have been working at Florida State University full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I enjoy working in a student-customer service environment.

    Cons

    At times the testing center isn't so busy but I find work.


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  5. TA/Instructor

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Florida State University part-time

    Pros

    The position helps you get get through Graduate School. Not too bad, not too terrible. It is questionable whether students should be balancing teaching responsibilities as Masters' students, but the responsibility is no doubt helpful.

    Cons

    The compensation is the absolute minimum and will only continue to go down as State and Federal governments devalue humanities-based departments. FSU is particularly in danger of this.

    Advice to Management

    Try to balance admission to programs with the ability to offer support. Overall, things are not too bad, not too terrible, but it runs the risk of getting worse in this political/social climate.


  6. Compensation/Appreciation Issues

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Florida State University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    State-of-the-art work facilities; excellent leadership (Randy Spetman was an amazing leader and mentor)

    Cons

    Lack of Compensation (will hire new employees in at higher salaries and refuse to provide a raise to current, loyal employees who train them); only match up to 4% for retirement


  7. Amazing

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Florida State University

    Pros

    Amazing opportunity. It's a great atmosphere, and a great campus, in a great city. Overall, it's a wonderful place to be and work.

    Cons

    None. It's a great place to be and work. Nothing's better than the benefits. Overall, it's a wonderful place to be and work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the work. Focus more on academics, as compared to sports. And finally, enjoy life. Do what you want to do.


  8. FSU

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Florida State University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great Environment, well organized management

    Cons

    the flow is a little slow, better benefits


  9. Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tallahassee, FL

    I have been working at Florida State University

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work with knowledgable faculty. Great area to live in. Most people are friendly and happy to work with you.

    Cons

    There are always people you want to avoid because tenure allows people to be selfish and rude to co-workers. Avoid these people at all costs. No matter their research connections.

    Advice to Management

    Find a few ways to review supervisors to prevent abuse of time. RAs feel they cannot say no and it would be nice if there was a way for this to happen.


  10. SIF

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Florida State University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great learning experience for college students.

    Cons

    I cant think of any cons at this time


  11. Teaching Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Supportive environment, good interpersonal relationship

    Cons

    Salary is definitely something laggard comparing to other schools

    Advice to Management

    More training to new grad teaching assistants.



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