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University of Florida Reviews in Gainesville, FL

Updated Jul 18, 2014
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3.9 250 reviews

66% Approve of the CEO

University of Florida President Bernie Machen

Bernie Machen

(122 ratings)

84% 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 University

    Research Assistant (Current Employee) Gainesville, FL

    ProsMechanical & Aerospace Engineering classes can be challenging for all levels of various degrees. Professors are mostly very knowledgeable and helpful. Great university for research, plenty of grant money available.

    ConsA few professors exist that are really really bad, whom you neither do not want to take any classes from nor you do not want to be anywhere near their offices. Since they are pretty infamous, you should ask around and find out before taking any classes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRA and TA salaries should be increased and the department should get rid of those aforementioned professors although I know some of them have tenures, therefore it's hard to do; however, students are suffering from not learning anything.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Easy atmosphere

    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) Gainesville, FL

    ProsGood climate, sunshine, state of the art research resources

    Consless industrial opportunities. rural area.

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

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    Graduate Research Assistant

    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) Gainesville, FL

    ProsGreat faculty, ability to collaborate. Amazing town.

    ConsLess progressive town. Not much to do around town.

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue diversity.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A Great Place to Be

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Gainesville, FL

    ProsThere are many employment opportunities at UF and the institution provides great benefits. It also provides employee education assistance and great leave benefits. A very diverse student population and workplace.

    ConsThe shear size of the institution some times slows thing down, but that is the same with any large organizations or institutions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing.

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

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    Working as an academic physician in the UF Health.

    Clinical Assistant Professor (Current Employee) Gainesville, FL

    ProsLarge university, lots of opportunities for collaboration. Gainesville is a great small town to live in and raise the family, easy access to big cities and coast.

    ConsDespite being a sunshine state, everything that happens in the College of Medicine is opaque. As a physician, trying to do what is good for the patient is challenging. There is old boys network culture here.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Go Gators

    Graduate Assistant (Current Employee) Gainesville, FL

    ProsGainesville is a nice college town. UF has the some of the top graduate programs in the country. You will leave well trained and ready for the next step in your career.

    ConsGood teaching assistants are often overloaded--which many hinder your ability to graduate quickly.

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    Research Scientist

    Research Assistant (Former Employee) Gainesville, FL

    ProsFlexible hours, low cost of living, great environment, great bosses

    ConsLow pay compared to industry

    Advice to Senior Managementtry to create an even playing field by increasing pay

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

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    Great Times at the DSO

    Student Assistant (Current Employee) Gainesville, FL

    ProsVery flexible schedule, friendly co-workers, and lots of free food.

    ConsVery low pay but I think that has to do with minimum wage and the fact it was work-study.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHigher wages!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    research place

    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) Gainesville, FL

    Prosa good place for research

    Consdifficult to get opportunity for chemistry graduate students

    Advice to Senior Managementopportunity for internship should be there

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Love being a Gator!

    Graduate Assistant (Current Employee) Gainesville, FL

    ProsAdvisors and supervisors are really helpful and supportive.
    Students work hard which makes it a pleasure to teach.
    People in general are very friendly and helpful around UF.

    ConsThere seems to be some favoritism with certain people.
    Pay is not enough to pay bills each month, but tuition is free.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay us enough to at least pay bills.

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

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