Florida State University Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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  1. Pay is extremely low for amount of work they expect from you.

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    • 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)

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

    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 Management

    Consider better training options.

  2. Nice place to work

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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Consider benefits to OPS.

  3. Student work at FSU

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    • 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great office culture and assistance with scheduling around classes.

    Cons

    Difficulty having consistency of communication from the top down.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to suggestions from those in the trenches.

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  5. Olgesby Union

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Florida State University part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The work environment of the union is really good environment that they foster. The hours a great considering this is a student job. The union provides an end of the year banquet for all its employees. You get almost all the major school vacations off( I have heard this might change however). The management is extremely approachable with an open door policy.

    Cons

    For the most part almost none, however some times you might see some university politics play out with different managers. Due to the fact this was a part time job don't expect more than minimum wage, but this is job a great first job for alot of students.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing

  6. Teaching assistant - Chemistry - GradSchool

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    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Not much pressure at work.

    Cons

    Low pay
    It might slow down your time to do research as a graduate student

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Keep up the good work

  8. Graduate Student treatment... alright

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Tallahassee, FL

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice environment, relatively good pay for graduate students, surrounded by intelligent people, university has your back when dealing with undergrads.

    Cons

    As a graduate student, you are relatively expendable. The culture varies greatly by department, but the bureaucracy is invariant. Coming in, there's a song and dance about what a loving family the department is, but at the end of the day it's a job. After signing on the dotted line, be prepared to deal with funding issues.

  9. Great place to pursue a graduate degree (Physics)

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    • 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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The physics department at FSU is very supportive and wants all of their students to do well. It is not an academically competitive culture with students vying to be top of the class, instead collaboration is encouraged and almost necessary to succeed in classes. There is a wide variety of research opportunities for physics students with a linear accelerator on campus, the National High Magnetic Field Lab a few miles away, a high energy group with strong ties to CERN, and a lot more.

    Cons

    The controversial new hiring of FSUs president puts the schools future ranking trajectory in question. While the Stipend is sufficient for the cost of living in Tallahassee, tuition fees take a substantial chunk.

  10. Great part-time job

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

    I worked at Florida State University part-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Easy ability to juggle work and school.

    Cons

    Early mornings and working during the holidays

  11. Great University Opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Staff
    Former Employee - Customer Service Staff

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

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