University of Central Florida

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University of Central Florida Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
185 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
  • 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.  

    Advice for Student Assistants

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    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 for less than a 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
  2.  

    Love this school!

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    Former Employee - Nurse Student  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Nurse Student in Orlando, FL

    I worked at University of Central Florida part-time for less than a 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.

  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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!

  6.  

    Great school to work for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Central Florida

    Pros

    give you flexible schedules, and decent pay

    Cons

    can be a little boring depending on the job

  7.  

    Great learning experience—many opportunities for growth

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

    I worked at University of Central Florida part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    After receiving my Bachelors, I was able to work while going back to school. I worked off-campus at the Institute for Simulation and Training (IST), and I enjoyed many years of personal growth and networking opportunities.

    Cons

    As with any other place, politics were sometimes a large challenge. I was OPS (part time, no benefits), so the biggest con, I would say, was difficulty (impossibility) of getting a full-time position. The majority of jobs for IST were contract-based, so when money/funding ran out (especially if you worked for a smaller research lab) some folks had a hard time keeping their employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing comes to mind except for have a stronger voice from IST leadership about how to deal with the politics and issues that come with having a bunch of Ph.D.s fighting for power/stature/money.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Very good Place to work!

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

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

    Pros

    Beautiful Place, Promising Company, Good environment.

    Cons

    too crowded, not much compensation, you could earn more at other places

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Amazing atmosphere

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Central Florida

    Pros

    Good weather, pleasant people, a lot of research opportunities

    Cons

    Politics involved in academia, like every other school

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Diverse Institution with lots of opportunity

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    Current Employee - Instructor  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Instructor in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Large institution with lots of room to change areas of focus.
    Rising in rankings on virtually all criteria.
    Strong focus on improvement of institution as a whole and providing training/development for staff.

    Cons

    Large institution that can feel impersonal at times.
    Parking is crazy.
    It's a state school, so state budgets affect our budgets regardless of our institutional productivity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on employee training and development.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    EXCELLENT

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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 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Sunshine and nice people around.

    Cons

    Not too many available industry in orlando

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