University of Central Florida
3.9 of 5 154 reviews
www.ucf.edu Orlando, FL 5000+ Employees

University of Central Florida Reviews

Updated Apr 9, 2014
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3.9 154 reviews

                             

91% Approve of the CEO

University of Central Florida President John C. Hitt

John C. Hitt

(87 ratings)

83% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Your work environment will depend on the advisor sponsoring you"
    in 9 reviews
  • "Campus & opportunities are growing; so much happening on this campus; great work/life balance for non-tenure faculty"
    in 4 reviews
Cons:
  • "employees who are a problem face little to no consequences"
    in 3 reviews
  • "Little or zero room for advancement"
    in 3 reviews
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A mix of good and bad.

Computer Technician (Current Employee)
Orlando, FL

I have been working at University of Central Florida part-time for more than 3 years

Pros- Work is relatively easy
- set your own pace
- good coworkers

Cons- those in charge don't understand or care about employees
- administration wastes a ton of time and resources
- employees who are a problem face little to no consequences

Advice to Senior Management- doesn't matter, they don't even know how to check email, their secretary prints hard copies for him. I wish I was kidding....

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Workplace with hundreds of opportunities....and hinderances.

Coordinator, Academic Support Services (Current Employee)
Orlando, FL

I have been working at University of Central Florida full-time for more than 8 years

ProsUCF is a great place to work if you are committed to improving educational opportunities and student support within the Central Florida community.

ConsUCF historically pays less than working in the private sector. Even after raising the salary ranges of several positions, they still fall short of paying a realistic wage for the experience and education they want from their employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I've enjoyed my time, stimulating environment.

Office Assistant (Current Employee)
Orlando, FL

I have been working at University of Central Florida full-time for more than a year

ProsYou are surrounded by bright minds and are consistently challenged. The people are also very pleasant to work with.

ConsBudget restrictions make it difficult to find salaried and/or advanced positions.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Big vision needs bigger infrastucture

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at University of Central Florida full-time for more than 5 years

Prosbeautiful place to live, Orlando.

Conssmall-time implementation strategies for grandiose vision.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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It is a developing institution.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at University of Central Florida full-time for more than 8 years

ProsLocation is close to entertainment industry.

ConsThere are too many teaching foci.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest more resources into real research faculty.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Laid back environment and the people are friendly.

Web Developer (Current Employee)
Orlando, FL

I have been working at University of Central Florida part-time for more than 3 years

ProsLaid back, friendly people, job security, decent pay

ConsNever get raises unless you are USPS. I've been here for 3 years without a cent raise.

Advice to Senior ManagementNot all managers give projects. If you aren't a self starter or a person who looks for projects then working at UCF isn't for you.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great team to work with.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at University of Central Florida

ProsFlexibility with schedule and time with school and other activities. Reimburse travel. Able to complete graduate school free due to assistantship with job

ConsManager was very mean and not able to budget project properly. Very micro managed and unorganized to work with.

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It's a good experience for Teaching Assistants.

Graduate Teaching Assistant (Current Employee)
Orlando, FL

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

ProsYou will get tuition waiver and also paid for existence. It's very comforting for PhD students.

ConsAs such there is no downside. But It has a lower ranking to another school.

Advice to Senior ManagementGenerate more and more funds by establishing companies inside campus who can hire directly from school. There is no lack of talent and resources. We have very nice weather, environment, and people.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Outstanding University

Associate Director (Current Employee)
Orlando, FL

I have been working at University of Central Florida full-time

ProsExcellent university. Very professional staff.

ConsExcessive time it takes to get something completed.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A good job for a student at the University looking for a flexible schedule.

Support Assistant (Current Employee)
Orlando, FL

I have been working at University of Central Florida part-time for more than a year

ProsThey provide:
a flexible schedule
a friendly atmosphere
opportunities for professional development
2 reviews a year with an opportunity for a raise

ConsCons include:
low base play
bureaucracy within the university
not many opportunities for promotions
catering to customers who may have unreasonable expectations

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to keep the great culture of the University. Remain positive and appreciative of all workers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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