University of Florida Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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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. Helpful (2)

    Operation associate

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

    I have been working at University of Florida

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Relax, easy job does not require lots of work

    Cons

    NOt much cons, the job is really easy and you can have busy and easy shift at different time

  2. Great company to work for

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

    I have been working at University of Florida part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very flexible hours and great company to work for

    Cons

    Job does not challenge me

  3. Resident Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Florida part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great way to make a difference on campus while making a little money.

    Cons

    Plenty of trainings and meetings... anymore would be too much.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work Housing!

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  5. Development & Alumni Affairs Coordinator

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    Current Employee - Development & Alumni Affairs Coordinator in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Development & Alumni Affairs Coordinator in Gainesville, FL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Wonderful support network of coworkers across colleges. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Academically, there is a glass ceiling and some with an elitist mindset.

    Advice to Management

    Value long term employees at every level, and continue efforts to maintain level of benefits.

  6. Teaching Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Florida part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great location, exciting campus life. Wide variety of research opportunities

    Cons

    Compensation and/or benefits could be more generous.

    Advice to Management

    Make UF a destination for graduate students not only as students, but as University employees.

  7. PhD Candidate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Florida

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great faculty to work with and classes to select from. I highly recommend the marketing department and College of Journalism and Communications.

    Cons

    Poor facilities, a tenuous grasp on availability of industry-related positions.

  8. Great community and great benefits.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Florida

    Pros

    Excellent paid leave and insurance benefits. Beautiful campus.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

  9. OPS Statistician

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Florida

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    work life balance, nice people

    Cons

    not high pay comparing to industry

  10. Nice place to work and live

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Gainesville, FL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Gainesville has a relatively low cost of living and most neighborhoods are generally safe. UF has an up-and-coming postdoctoral affairs office that provides career development workshops for postdocs and sponsors an annual research symposium. The staff in the Office of Postdoc Affairs is really great and accommodating. Beautiful campus where you can see alligators basking in the sun. Also a great athletic program. Overall, my experience has been positive.

    Cons

    UF does not currently have mandated NIH salary guidelines, so postdoc salaries largely depend on the individual PI. However, the OPA did institute a minimum salary for postdocs in 2013, and they are currently trying to increase this minimum. The Career Resource Center provides some resources to postdocs but does not offer one-on-one assistance.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps more cross-talk can occur among the various HR departments within each college and division.

  11. Great

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    Current Employee - Associate Director
    Current Employee - Associate Director

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, nice people. The Gator Nation fervor is contagious. Proud to be a part of that. A lot of great things are accompanied each day. Longer you work here the more relationships you build.

    Cons

    Larger institution = some unavoidable buerecracy and red tape. Sometimes hard to navigate that. Hard to know who to report to if have concerns.

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