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University of Florida Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
405 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    It's very good study here.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Florida full-time

    Pros

    NIce study environment and good people, professors. Have a lot of opportunity to meet friends overall the world. The life cost is not so expensive.

    Cons

    Less job opportunity. travel to other states is not very connivence.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Research lab

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Florida part-time

    Pros

    lot of research experience you can get, conferences, publication opportunity

    Cons

    Funding can get lost, gainesville is a small place with not much to do

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great school!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Florida

    Pros

    Students, always something to do, pretty campus

    Cons

    Nothing in gainesville but the school, teachers sometimes don't care, mass amounts of students means less personalization

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    Graduate Researcher

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to have life outside of the work place.

    Cons

    This review is based on very specific instances and does not necessarily represent the University of Florida or the Department of Materials Science and Engineering as a whole.

    Experience completely dictated by who your faculty adviser is. A lot of unchecked power in the management. Pace of work is very slow and culture is such that being proactive can be a bad career choice. In my experience too political to get anything meaningful done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Go gators!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Florida

    Pros

    Great people, great facilities, fantastic learning opportunities

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  7.  

    Student Web Developer

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

    I worked at University of Florida as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent compensation for the city.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for Fresh grads. Very slow hiring process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Making work-at-home easier will give a better productivity for Web developers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Graduate Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Florida part-time

    Pros

    There are plenty of opportunities to grow and develop as an instructor or researcher if you have the right mentor.

    Cons

    Little oversight, terrible parking, low pay.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great for starting out

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and work-life balance. Great environment and campus to be a part of.

    Cons

    It is very difficult in some areas to move up as UF looks at a very specific checklist for managerial positions that don't always apply well to the position itself. Creates hiring committees for managerial positions that are not compromised of individuals that truly know what the position entails.

    Parking is terrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that the direct report is in the hiring committee for a position. Consider allowing more time for personal growth and if the budget allows, creating additional positions. Too many individuals are working the jobs of several people and are being overworked.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A solid university experience

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    Current Employee - Medical Resident  in  Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Medical Resident in Gainesville, FL

    I have been working at University of Florida full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good university, good breadth of departments, ample opportunities to have diverse experiences, and a nice small town to work in. The atmosphere has been generally friendly and laid back. If you stay here long enough and work hard, the odds are good that you will have a chance to be promoted to leadership.

    Cons

    As with any university, politics, restructuring, changes, some of which I did not agree with (if you've worked at any university, it's the same). I also dislike the me versus you attitude in the hospital. My biggest concern is some of the decreasing focus upon education quality in my department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not lose sight of education, no matter what the other pressures are at this moment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Awesome Experience

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

    I worked at University of Florida part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Faculty and Fellow Researchers are very knowledgeable and helpful.

    Cons

    Work Life balance and office culture depends on prof. you work with .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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