University of Central Florida

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University of Central Florida Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
202 Reviews
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202 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)

  • no budget, low pay, not enough resources to complete expectations (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company with good benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Event Assistant in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Event Assistant in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    So many options to grow. You get Holidays off and get paid for it. The people are nice and the students are very friendly. It's a beautiful campus.

    Cons

    OPS dont get benefits and if you get fired you can never work for the school again. There isnt too much bad to say about this company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Communications Manager at UCFSU

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Communications Manager in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Communications Manager in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    I've gotten so many opportunities, learned so much, and had the opportunity to have real, hands on experience in my field while still being able to heavily focus on school.

    Cons

    Nothing! I love it here. The only complaint that I could potentially have is that it's truly a family and a home here and that makes me want to dedicate so much more time to working.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Opened up a lot of opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at University of Central Florida as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities to publish
    Very little administrative control (can go to lab and leave whenever)

    Cons

    Low pay
    If grants end, contract ends
    Too many paper forms
    Employees expected to pay for parking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update your technology, way too many forms to sign when they should be online.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Intern at UCF Business Incubator Program

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  7.  

    Advice for Student Assistants

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  8.  

    Love this school!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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.

  9.  

    Library Student assistant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Studet Assistant in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Studet Assistant in Orlando, FL

    I worked at University of Central Florida part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fix schedule
    people are nice

    Cons

    everything was pretty good. no complain

    Recommends
    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!

  11.  

    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

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