University of Florida
3.9 of 5 374 reviews
www.ufl.edu Gainesville, FL 5000+ Employees

University of Florida Reviews in Gainesville, FL

Updated Jun 25, 2014
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3.9 245 reviews

                             

66% Approve of the CEO

University of Florida President Bernie Machen

Bernie Machen

(121 ratings)

85% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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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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    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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    Teaching Assistant (Former Employee)
    Gainesville, FL

    ProsI was paid a reasonable wage given the responsibilities of the position, including grading all assignments / quizzes, and tests.

    ConsThe pay is not great (as a teaching assistant), but as I said before is commiserate with the duties of the position.

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    Benefits and retirement are great.

    Computer Support Analyst (Current Employee)
    Gainesville, FL

    ProsBenefits and retirement are worth the red tape.

    ConsLeft hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing in the larger departments.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork in the area you have experience, don't hire people just because they have a degree. Training is available for leadership classes, but the people who need the classes do not attend them.

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

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    Wonderful people to work with, always looking to improve the student experience.

    Marketing & Design Student Manager (Current Employee)
    Gainesville, FL

    ProsThe people are very passionate about what they do, from working with students to providing for the Union as a whole. Everyone is very friendly, the location is great (it's in the middle of campus), and I was happy with the salary.

    ConsThe bureaucratic system that keeps higher education afloat. Sometimes there was just too much red tape.

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

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    Great working experience. Great to be a part of the Gator Nation.

    UAA Student Lab Assistant (Current Employee)
    Gainesville, FL

    ProsIt was a great working atmosphere

    ConsThere were no cons in working at the UAA at the University of Florida

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    Work at UFL as a PhD student

    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee)
    Gainesville, FL

    ProsExcellent facilities for work. Cost effective education! Decent amount of holidays. Great benefits for students in terms of gym, free bus access etc.

    ConsPolitics can creep into work environments. Professors can abuse their authority. Research groups focusing on a common area do not communicate with each other.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage collabration. Provide back up scholariships for students who really need it (due to sudden loss in funding).

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

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