University of Central Florida Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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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. Great benefits, great atmosphere.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Web Developer
    Current Employee - Web Developer

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Company football games are a must. UCF promotes an amazing work-life balance, with 24 days paid vacation and nearly unlimited sick leave. Full-time A&P positions can expect 6 hours of free tuition as well.

    Cons

    Promotion and raises can be slow, though cost of living adjustments are regular. Employees have to pay for parking, usually more than students. Additional services come out of employee pockets as well, such as gym membership and football tickets (when not actively taking classes).

    Advice to Management

    Focus on extending technology to as many aspects of campus life as possible. Improve the employee payment system (paper timesheets are a no-no in 2015).


  2. UCF treats me very well, and is very flexible with my schedule.

    Current Employee - UCF Student Caller in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - UCF Student Caller in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at University of Central Florida

    Pros

    Flexible schedule is probably the best pro as well as great co workers and managers.

    Cons

    The pay isn't the best pay in the world, but they do offer advancement opportunities for me.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing. My manager Sana is amazing and probably the best person I have ever worked with


  3. Africana Studies Department

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Video Editor in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Video Editor in Orlando, FL

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent work environment, great daily incentives and excellent on-set experience for entertainment industry.

    Cons

    Due to being a freelance contractor the College of Arts & Humanities was unable to meet my salary requirements for more than a temporary period of time (6-8 months).

    Advice to Management

    Co-op programs with Disney for film production graduates, I am specifically skilled in Post-production however those positions are non-existent in the work environment UCF has presented. This should be expanded.


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  5. Facilities Technician

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at University of Central Florida (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great management and staff. Clean environment and good hours.

    Cons

    Pay isn't so great and sometimes you'll need to get your hands dirty.


  6. Good university to work for

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

    I worked at University of Central Florida full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Consistent, you know what you are going to get. One of the best Florida universities to work for compared to UF, FSU and others. Many opportunities for continuing education, going back to school as they pay for up to 6 credits a semester.

    Cons

    As with any state university there are university politics and the departments most often choose to hire from within instead of embracing new people.


  7. Not a sufficient job by itself

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Central Florida part-time

    Pros

    All-student employed, great incentives & opportunity for raises & promotion, opportunity to work extra shifts if your schedule permits

    Cons

    Unless your schedule permits you to work extra, a typical work week is only 3 days and roughly 10-11 hours per week at minimum wage.


  8. Good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good course work, work life balance

    Cons

    No proper courses, Opportunities for international students are limited


  9. Writing Consultant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Excellent experience working with a multicultural diverse group of students in the writing center. Scheduling was flexible and easy to work around class schedule.

    Cons

    Overstaffed and management did not concern itself with the actual day to day operations of the center, allowing supervisors and senior employees too much latitude.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to student employee concerns and consider empowering others, versus micromanaging.


  10. Excellent student job!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Event Planning Assistant
    Current Employee - Event Planning Assistant

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I work in the Student Union and love my job. The administration treats the student staff with professionalism and respect, and they are your schedule is very flexible!

    Cons

    Part-time students may not work more than 25 hours per week.


  11. Graduate Research assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    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 part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, very supportive, research experience and publication opportunities.

    Cons

    Limited Payment for researchers, nothing more.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good work, help professionals individually to get better interviews



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