University of Central Florida Reviews

Updated September 2, 2015
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University of Central Florida President John C. Hitt
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Pros
  • Good Work environment to learn and grow (in 14 reviews)

  • They also allow adequate time off for work-life balance and have excellent benefits (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Little or zero room for advancement (in 4 reviews)

  • no budget, low pay, not enough resources to complete expectations (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Graphic Designer

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I loved working for UCF. First of all there is a great environment because you are surrounded by other students with the same passions and interest as you. There are also so many resources and opportunities that allow you to grow

    Cons

    The only thing that I didnt like was the pay. But it was a student job after all so you cant expect much.


  2. Work Environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Small office with excellent staff. They treat you like family. Productive work space and cooperative environment.

    Cons

    None for the short time there


  3. Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Orlando, FL
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Central Florida (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Full tuition is paid, good advising and help to handle teaching coursework and handling evaluation of assessments. The comfort level depends on the professor you're working with.

    Cons

    Poor communication in some cases causes much stress related to timely completion of tasks. If work starts unorganized, it takes a lot of work to get things done in time.


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  5. Program Assistant

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    Current Employee - Program Assistant in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Program Assistant in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Learn a lot about the operations of the university.

    Cons

    There is not many opportunities to meet staff members in other offices. The university is is continually growing without growing staff.


  6. Teaching/ Research Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Central Florida (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent on the job experience Increased responsibilities and trust given based on merit Excellent networking potential

    Cons

    Mediocre pay without tuition reimbursement


  7. Nurse

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nurse in Longwood, FL
    Current Employee - Nurse in Longwood, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Central Florida full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Taking care of people and helping them get better.i like helping the pregnant ladies and the older people too

    Cons

    Being careful not to offend anyone.alot of people have really bad attitudes.but other than that, everything is a ok

    Advice to Management

    No comment


  8. Great Start

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to learn and make contacts. Co-workers were great and fostered a sense of learning.

    Cons

    Location was the biggest con. If you are at one of the satellite campuses the drive can be bad.


  9. Teaching Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Central Florida part-time

    Pros

    The hours were very flexible. Pay was decent. Good way to develop networking with professors and with other students teaching assistants.

    Cons

    Tight deadlines to grade papers, especially with the final exam since grades are due a couple days after exams end. Students will blame you for them failing.

    Advice to Management

    Add in a little more time between the end of exams and when grades are due. Make the application process less tedious.


  10. Proposal Coordinator Office of Research & Communication

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at University of Central Florida full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and holidays. Great salary. I resigned due to the long commute to work.

    Cons

    My manager was an extreme micro-manager. The goal of the overall department went downhill over a 3 to 4 month period of time. The goal changed rapidly from "helping faculty through and after the grant submission" to focusing on the overall granted research dollar amount reported to the director. It was communicated that the director became upset when the "reported number" was not up to his standards. So the number then became a fictitious number to appease him. The expectation to put work before family or personal life is very present but not communicated verbally.

    Advice to Management

    Realign priorities and focus again on helping faculty. Hire or advance employees who will become good managers not micro-managers.


  11. Too many cons

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are really good. Insurance is pretty solid, but the retirement is really the star.

    Cons

    No upward movement. No real raises. Very political in any department.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out ways to reward the hard working employees. Merit raises are bare minimum when so many taxes get taken out.



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