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University of Central Florida Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
180 Reviews

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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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  1.  

    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
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    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
  3.  

    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.

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    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
  6.  

    OK

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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
  7.  

    Great environment and people to work with.

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

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

    Pros

    There are many projects and opportunities for growth while working at UCF. I would say that it does have a sense of fufillment and it is really flexible.

    Cons

    I was part time and believe that I should have gotten paid a few dollars more for the type of work that I was doing. I am doing the college work experience program.

  8.  

    Lots of options, too many politics...

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    Current Employee - Coordinator, Academic Support Services  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Coordinator, Academic Support Services in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Few jobs require more than 40-50 hours per week, great health benefits, two free classes each semester for FT employees, lots of opportunities for diverse jobs in the same institution, vibrant campus to work at with lots of free cultural events and opportunities for personal enrichment OUTSIDE of the workday

    Cons

    Extremely hierarchical in nature, don't keep up with cost of living adjustments, pay to park at place of employment, sometimes feels like an "old boys club", don't appreciate or develop young talent well, very much a "we've always done it this way" mentality in senior leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize young talent when you see it and foster it, more professional development opportunities, more leadership training in how to lead a team, appreciate those that try to go above and beyond instead of being stuck on a job description

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    I was pushed around a lot and not valued as a researcher.

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Not much really, pretty average workplace. The campus is nice I guess. A lot of the people can be very genuine and honest.

    Cons

    The professors are arrogant and rude. They didn't value my work and were often violent and angry. The workplace had a horrible atmosphere. Very few chances for promotions or raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to employees more, give more funding.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Central Florida

    Pros

    Great, excellent environment- love it there. Amazing people!

    Cons

    No Cons-Great, excellent environment- love it there. Amazing people!

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    Faculty vs Staff

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

    I have been working at University of Central Florida full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Stability, good benefits. Nice place to retire after working in the private sector. As with most jobs your satisfaction will depend on your current field and your immediate management. Can be a very exiting place to work especially with so many college students around you everyday. Very flexible work schedule and 11 or more paid holidays per year. Excellent health benefits.

    Cons

    Staff pay is much lower than counterparts in the private sector. Unless you are a Faculty, executive level admin or in the IT field expect your salary to max out in the mid 40's. There is a bottleneck at the top which contributes to slow career growth which forces many employees to look outside of the University for growth opportunities. Unless you are planning to start a career as a faculty member or executive level administrator I would suggest that young professionals look for higher paying private sector opportunities early in your career and come to UCF afterwards to finish out your career and put aside money for your retirement. Beware budget cuts as you will have to quickly learn to do more with less.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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