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University of Florida Reviews in Gainesville, FL

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
453 Reviews
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Pros
  • The work environment is friendly and the people are nice (in 25 reviews)

  • Great place to learn computers, great management and lots of responsibilities (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • College town, so it is boring after the first year (in 10 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Great benefits, many learning opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, FL

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, excellent place for training, many opportunities to advance your skill set

    Cons

    Multiple departments means communication errors are made often. Some doctors are less than appreciative of technicians.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management unfortunately has set the tone for the organization and the morale is low.

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    Current Employee - Employee in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Employee in Gainesville, FL

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

    Pros

    Great facilities, staff and benefits are an advantage to this organization.

    Cons

    Upper level management can be extremely difficult to work with and for. Honesty is extremely important and the Executive Director regularly stretches the truth or tells half-truths to make himself look better or push his agenda further along even if his goals are not the same for the organization. He will often undermine an employee or project if you disagree with him. Employees don't trust what management says and this makes it difficult to build a stable team pushing forward for common goals. We have lost a lot of long-term employees because of this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell the truth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Undergraduate research position

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

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

    Pros

    Pays well compared to other college job options. Super flexible hours generally. The projects can be good ways to get introduced to fields of work you are interested. Get to work on interesting projects!

    Cons

    Work can be very theoretical depending on the lab you're in. A lot of the labs do not have windows either which can make things kind of sad.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great School, no complaints

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Gainesville, FL

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

    Pros

    Great campus with tons of opportunities for jobs in almost any field. Most OPS jobs pay pretty standard $10-14, but the work load can vary greatly from some lab tech positions to general maintenance positions. Campus is very clean and many positions run throughout the year, independent of the undergraduate semesters.

    Cons

    Can feature a lot of bureaucratic nonsense, like any large institution. There are tons of lazy administrative employees that will waste your time over actually helping you resolve problems/ dilemmas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Resident Assistants have the best job on campus

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Gainesville, FL

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

    Pros

    Being a Resident Assistant is a great way to gain leadership skills and make a lasting impact on students. Fellow RAs become like family as you work together to make your hall great. My favorite part was getting to know the students on my hall and planning programs for them on a regular basis. Cookie parties, movie nights, and study sessions don't feel like work, but you're getting paid to do it! Not to mention, you get paid to do a job from home, which is great most of the time.

    Cons

    Being an RA can be challenging because you do not have a set number of hours you work per week, so sometimes duty calls at the least convenient times. For instance, if there is an emergency and you are in the hall, you have to respond even if you are busy studying or trying to relax. In other words, most work days end when you go home, but sometimes it feels exhausting when you get home and THAT is work. Another challenge is having to enforce housing policy with unruly and/or drunk students (which can happen often). Also, training happens every single semester you work, which is mostly boring and annoying because it cuts into your winter or summer break times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resident Assistants did not receive nearly enough benefits when I was an RA. Most schools give RAs: free housing, payment bi-weekly, a parking space, meal plan, and sometimes more. RAs at UF had to pay for housing, were paid bi-weekly, and had a partial meal plan. Fortunately some of that has changed, with RAs getting free housing now. Also, they should re-think how RA interviews are conducted, because there are many students who would make great RAs who are wait-listed, versus some who get the job and are HORRIBLE RAs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    The experience with UF is rewarding.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Gainesville, FL

    I have been working at University of Florida part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The professors of UF are knowledgeable and helpful. The live here in Gainesville is comfortable at an economically affordable cost.

    Cons

    You might feel a bit too hot and humid in summer. But finally the AC just helps.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be perfect if the paper work processing time could be shorten a bit more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    IT Specialist

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    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Gainesville, FL

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

    Pros

    Great work enviorment and great people to work with, No real complaites

    Cons

    UFIT can be a little department oriented with each fighting with the other for dominance it can cause a lot of problem for the completion of projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep pushing forward with PPM>>>

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A good university for studying and gaining useful experience.

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Gainesville, FL

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

    Pros

    Really good environment and wonderful relationship between colleagues. Don't have too much burden while working here. Employees are from all over the world, so you can acquire different working and life experience from them.

    Cons

    The project is quite cutting edge one. Which leave almost no former experience to take a reference. And people here want to try their best to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Gainesville, FL

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

    Pros

    The atmosphere was great and the staff was really friendly. Very flexible if you are a student working here. Provides great benefits.

    Cons

    There are not a lot of job opportunities for students who does not have federal work study. Most student salaries are minimum wage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    web developer

    Current Employee - Web Developer in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Gainesville, FL

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

    Pros

    very good to work and flexible

    Cons

    full time conversion is tuff

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