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University of Florida Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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3.9 381 reviews

70% Approve of the CEO

University of Florida President Bernie Machen

Bernie Machen

(179 ratings)

83% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work environment is friendly and the people are nice(in 20 reviews)

  • great people and great place to work(in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • College town, so it is boring after the first year(in 9 reviews)

  • difficult to get opportunity for chemistry graduate students(in 8 reviews)

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    Great opportunity - pays for a graduate degree and great work experience!

    Graduate Assistant (Current Employee) Gainesville, FL

    ProsWorking as a grad assistant is the best way to earn a graduate degree. For 20 hours a week all tuition is paid and you can gain priceless experience.

    ConsSometimes it can be challenging to balance school and work priorities, this can depend on how flexible your supervisor is.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent Benefits

    Tech Support Specialist (Current Employee) Gainesville, FL

    ProsI never have trouble getting time off. I get a ton of Vacation and Sick time. I love working for the department I work for.

    ConsThere aren't too many cons to my were I work. I would say that if you want to work for somewhere that you can get overtime this is not the place for you. Its very much a 9-5 job and no more.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPush more for advancement.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Part time job

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsManagement is really good and perfect job for students

    ConsThe job is a night shift job that can be the only con

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place

    Research Assistant (Current Employee) Gainesville, FL

    ProsGreat environment can be fun depending on what department you work in. Get holidays off and good benefits. Overall positive experience. Definitely allows for one to grow professionally and gain so much experience.

    ConsCommunication could be better, but once again that is dependent upon department and research team.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Teaching Assistant

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsChallenging, Innovative, Friendly, Delightful, Sunny

    ConsLimited growth, part time, Slow work pace

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    TA'd while graduate student

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proswell, if you get a science/engineering/etc degree, you usually have financial support

    Conscrappy health insurance and no dental

    Advice to Senior Managementif you want to be a good school, hire good professors, support research, and retain them. foosball and other sportsing around does not make your graduates employable or smarter more well rounded citizens of the world. If you never force ALL students to challenge the views they arrive with what will they learn (im looking at you professional-tracks like business/med/etc)

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Graduate Student

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThere is much funding and opportunity to do research.

    ConsIt is not close to any cities.

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    Great benefits. Small advancement.

    Trainer (Current Employee) Gainesville, FL

    ProsGreat benefits for staff especially for vacation days and the week off during Christmas week.

    ConsLots and lots of politics. In certain positions you could get stagnant.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I like it!

    Analyst (Current Employee)

    ProsGet to keep up with new technology.
    Encourage you to learn

    ConsI don't see any cons.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Graduate Teaching Assistant (Current Employee) Gainesville, FL

    ProsAwesome environment, got to learn a lot and developed my communication skills and interpersonal skills actually learnt the difference between taught and lab courses and their importance.

    ConsCant say i had many problems here, a very healthy environment and if given a little more freedom and independence it would have been better.

    Advice to Senior ManagementA great work experience.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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