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University of Central Florida Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
214 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

  • Great benefits, Good work-life balance (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • No room for advancement, pay is very low, little job security (in 4 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Great Experience in Intramural Sports Program

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Referee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Referee in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Very supportive management team, great exposure to other on campus activities, really educational learning clinics and trainings, an awesome way to get involved in a lot of sports programs.

    Cons

    Difficult work life balance, a huge time investment is required. You are paid hourly, a lot of competition to get hours and games.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work, really enjoyed my time and wish I could have stayed longer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Pros

    Loads to learn in the process of teaching students. Getting used to the academia

    Cons

    Grading papers can be a bit hectic and time consuming.
    Have to maintain ethics while dealing with student replies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing specific overall it was a great experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Graduate Teaching Associate

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Central Florida

    Pros

    The compensation is about as good as you can hope for as a graduate student. It is also very nice to work on campus where all of your classes are. As a faculty member you get a sweet discount at the school cafeteria. I've never once had a disagreement with anyone on the faculty in my department. Faculties are often full of politics and disagreements, but everyone here is very pleasant.

    Cons

    Teaching an introductory course at a less than prestigious university can be pretty frustrating. There are only two female faculty members in my department - the faculty should be more diverse.

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  5.  

    A great employer!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Editor in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Editor in Orlando, FL

    I worked at University of Central Florida full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The university encourages diversity of voices, cultures, and religions.

    Cons

    The administrative staff isn't very helpful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I advise them to hire more workers with customer service skills.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I learned a lot at this university while working

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Central Florida

    Pros

    Great people , good pay,

    Cons

    Too much work sometimes to handle

    Recommends
  7.  

    Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Central Florida

    Pros

    Fast-Growing university
    Great location
    Brand-new facilities
    Diversity
    Very green campus

    Cons

    Salaries to low for the area
    Increasing crime in surrounding neighborhoods
    Growing Student:Faculty ratio
    Limited elective classes
    Traffic

  8.  

    GRA for Lab in Research Park

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - GRA in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - GRA in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at University of Central Florida full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits for Graduate Students. UCF provides tuition reimbursement, health insurance, and flexible schedules depending on the GRA contract. The location is beautiful and I love the school! It's great to be able to integrate work and school so I can be a more effective employee.

    Cons

    The cap for GRA salaries is a bit ridiculous. I get paid the same amount per hour that my parents did when they were GRA's at FSU over 30 years ago. Also, hours are capped at 20 per week unless you get special permission. If I wasn't allowed to work more than 20 hours I wouldn't be able to survive without school loans. Also, my pay didn't go up when I earned my Master's degree.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more feedback. Communicate more often.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Writing Center Consultant - Great Student Job

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mentor Writing Consultant in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Mentor Writing Consultant in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    The workplace environment is fantastic and the staff are incredibly caring and interested in your personal growth. My coworkers are wonderful people and the work itself is rewarding, interesting, and instructive. As a student, I think this job is perfect because it isn't exhausting, has flexible hours, and it's fun. This is a great job for anyone looking to obtain writing-related experience.

    Cons

    We aren't able to work enough hours (only up to 20) to receive any of UCF's benefits, so anyone looking to receive benefits as a student should not apply here. We are expected to do a lot as employees in the writing center and fulfill a variety of roles, which can be difficult sometimes. Ongoing growth and learning are treated like a low-stakes college class and some people may not want to put in this time outside of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes it is difficult to get in contact with the faculty and organize workflow.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Not good environment for Junior Professors

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Central Florida

    Pros

    Orlando has a low cost of living. Campus on edge of town, access to outdoor recreation

    Cons

    UCF expects a lot from junior professors in terms of raising money, but internal resources are mostly directed on old boys networks that favor older professor.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    The Student Union is a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Event Services Associate in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Event Services Associate in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere
    Great Co workers
    Fun staff meetings
    Schedule you around school since you work for the university

    Cons

    Can't be late or get a strike

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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