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University of Central Florida Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
223 Reviews
4.1
223 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, 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.  

    Best Job I Have Ever Had!

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

    I have been working at University of Central Florida

    Pros

    Best team I have ever worked with. My manager is extremely open to suggestions and new ideas. Students are very receptive and appreciative.

    Cons

    Lack of freedom (coming from a corporate environment) and "perks". Parking is expensive, lots of "top to bottom" changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop focus groups to evaluate upcoming changes and receive feedback.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    great university.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Central Florida full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    This is a wonderful work environment.

    Cons

    There are no cons for this work site.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great place to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Worked for Outdoor Adventure in the RWC

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Central Florida

    Pros

    the most genuine and sincere people you'll ever meet
    fosters personal growth
    fun work environment

    Cons

    the pay sucks, but that's the only thing I can think of!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    love UCF.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Central Florida

    Pros

    Great place, Love it here!

    Cons

    A little hard to park your car at the beginning of a semester.

  6.  

    Great University

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Assistant
    Former Employee - Student Assistant

    I worked at University of Central Florida

    Pros

    Awesome place to learn and interact

    Cons

    Parking and tuition were the worst

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none really

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to be graduate student

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

    I have been working at University of Central Florida

    Pros

    collaborative environment, friendly and knowledge professors who have an open door policy, high quality research opportunities

    Cons

    number of students on campus (undergraduate)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good people, but bad employee policies

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

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

    Pros

    Many great co-workers, good mentoring opportunities, great benefits if you're full-time

    Cons

    At-will employment means your boss has ALL the power. Even if you've received satisfactory or better reviews, your boss can decide he or she just doesn't want you around any more, and out the door you go. In addition, UCF is consistently at the lowest end of the pay scale for colleges in the area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it harder for a boss to fire someone just because of a personality conflict or some other personal reason. Look around at what USF, UF, FSU, Rollins, and Valencia are paying and pick up your pay scale. You're losing great people because of your policies!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Managed IT Services for the department of Housing and Residence Life. Which is the biggest department at UCF.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, good training and employee development

    Cons

    Lack of leadership in key roles. Fighting over budgets. Not always doing what is best for the customer

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    UCF could be better

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

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

    Pros

    It's a very laid back job, that won't stress you out. If you don't want a difficult job then this is the place for you.

    Cons

    If you want a job that will challenge you and provides a lot of opportunity for advancement then you are in the wrong place. The job is too easy and boring at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    clean house.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Experience in Intramural Sports Program

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    • 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

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