University of Central Florida

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University of Central Florida Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
185 Reviews
4.0
185 Reviews
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University of Central Florida President John C. Hitt
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Your work environment will depend on the advisor sponsoring you (in 14 reviews)

  • Great benefits and pay for students right out of Undergraduate (in 8 reviews)


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

  • I was OPS (part time, no benefits), so the biggest con, I would say, was difficulty (impossibility) of getting a full-time position (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Advice for Student Assistants

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

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

    Pros

    -Great Work-Life balance
    -Excellent upward mobility, and promotions. I've seen a lot of student assistants convert to accountants, and senior accountants within 3-5 years of working within the company.
    -Understanding supervisors, and great overall culture.

    Cons

    -Pay/Salary is very bad, but this could be due to the fact that its a non-profit/gov institution

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better pay please

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Love this school!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Nurse Student  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Nurse Student in Orlando, FL

    I worked at University of Central Florida part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The school as helpful staff.
    They care about the students.
    The facilities are state-of-art.
    There are many degrees to choose.
    Opportunity to get higher degree.

    Cons

    The pay is not great but it is a good start.
    The parking space is lacking.
    The programs are hard to get into.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more holiday time-off, provide daycare services, and increase the pay for workers.

  3.  

    Not a bad place

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Central Florida

    Pros

    Not bad pay, good working hours

    Cons

    Management tends to needlessly micromanage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let employees do their job

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  5.  

    Growing university

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at University of Central Florida as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    1. Good pay
    2. University is growing fast

    Cons

    1. The university is still not as reputed as many other similar universities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Unbalanced work load and benefit

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Central Florida part-time

    Pros

    It is a huge organization;therefore, the diversity is a pretty good. They will pay your tuition if you are a full time students plus working for them.

    Cons

    The contract is 20 hours/week but in fact you worked double. There is always inconsistent supervisor and politics playing in order to get a job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Engineering school has been receiving more and more funding recently.

    Cons

    Research facility has been improved a lot. there is still a long way to go to top engineering school.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    photographer

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    Current Employee - Photographer  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Photographer in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at University of Central Florida as a contractor for more than 8 years

    Pros

    benefits ok, pay- average, solid permanent job, c-workers excellent, staff quality -professionals from many areas.

    Cons

    pay raises slow due to economy otherwise in past average

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Up pay scale more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent university to study.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Central Florida

    Pros

    Different college programs and branches are good.

    Cons

    There are no challenge. Excellent to study here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Universty of central Florida is known for its management. Some times management for funding and administrative will make you crazy otherwise its good.

  10.  

    Library Student assistant

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    Former Employee - Studet Assistant  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Studet Assistant in Orlando, FL

    I worked at University of Central Florida part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fix schedule
    people are nice

    Cons

    everything was pretty good. no complain

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    OK

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Central Florida

    Pros

    Great co-workers, good setting, schedule freedom

    Cons

    no budget, low pay, not enough resources to complete expectations

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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