University of Central Florida

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University of Central Florida Reviews

Updated October 8, 2014
Updated October 8, 2014
188 Reviews
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188 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)

  • 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.  

    Intern at UCF Business Incubator Program

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Central Florida as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to make it your own

    Cons

    Small team, over worked management, limited growth potential

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Direction can be hard to find on your own

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    For school or work, UCF is one of the best experiences of my life.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Webmaster in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Webmaster in Orlando, FL

    I worked at University of Central Florida as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    This university has all the advantages of a small college, with all the accoutrements of a top state run educational institution. It has one of the best locations of all the state universities, and a lot of opportunities for a great life outside of the campus. The people really make the difference, and you can tell they love what they are doing.

    Cons

    The parking situation is not ideal. Being a large, state-run school, there are a lot of protocols to follow, which can seem daunting and very time consuming.
    I was both a student and an employee, which showed in the computer, but I was never able to log into the website as an employee, even though I was told I would be able to. This made it impossible for me to get an employee parking decal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think all employees should start off with a clean online account, even if they are, or were, a student, just to make using the internet resources more efficient.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Health Center

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    - Convenient to work at UCF for students.
    - Most employees are nice and easy to work with.

    Cons

    - Not very much room for promotion unless someone leaves.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Advice for Student Assistants

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (less than an 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
  6.  

    Love this school!

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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 (less than an 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.

  7.  

    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

  8.  

    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 (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
  9.  

    Unbalanced work load and benefit

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    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
  10.  

    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 (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 (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

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