University of Florida Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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Pros
  • very nice work environment with good benefits (in 25 reviews)

  • great people and great place to work (in 18 reviews)

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

  • This led to poor feelings towards home departments, very difficult video-conferencing of courses and talks, and grumpy graduate students (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Assistant System Administrator

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Florida

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

    Pros

    Great environment and hourly pay

    Cons

    Not too much opportunity for full-time job


  2. Teaching Assistance

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at University of Florida (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good environment,good management and great office culture.People working here are very nice to people and they encourage people to propose new ideas.

    Cons

    No,I think every place is good.


  3. Graduate Student, Chemical Engineering

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Florida

    Pros

    Excellent Facilities and Faculty in the department

    Cons

    Not a diverse research group in the department


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  5. Great Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Biological Scientist in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Biological Scientist in Gainesville, FL

    I worked at University of Florida

    Pros

    Good working environment. UF provides opportunities to learn cutting edge skills and advance as a scientist.

    Cons

    Parking during football season is problematic sometimes.


  6. Good place to work

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Gainesville, FL

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Job is standard. Very nice and cheap city to live. Campus is very good.

    Cons

    I cannot see any disadvantages.


  7. Teaching Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Professional growth through interactions and discussions with students, tuition waiver, health care plan, great networking opportunity

    Cons

    Preparing classes in advance and grading can take a considerable amount of time


  8. Student Advisor

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Advisor in University Of, FL
    Current Employee - Student Advisor in University Of, FL

    I have been working at University of Florida full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    benefits, free tuition, professional development options, transferrability within 6 months, opportunities to advance, adult child able to attend for free

    Cons

    administrative red tape in academic unit. Faculty put in student affairs roles, and not fulfilling the job duties. Faculty political games. Institution still has some old boy attitudes. I was happier in student affairs, but the Dean of Students creates issues.

    Advice to Management

    Think about your promotions. All internal hires at upper-level asst dean positions are a concern.


  9. Postdoctoral Associate

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    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work, peoples are very friendly and weather is awesome.

    Cons

    Salary is not high but the rent fee is continuously increasing.

    Advice to Management

    Not enough position for research scientist


  10. Postdoctoral Associate

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Orlando, FL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good learning, very talented senior management

    Cons

    New center, new professor, not full campus


  11. Too Much Bureaucracy

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Florida full-time

    Pros

    Generally laid back environment. Opportunity to speak with a lot of knowledgeable people and diverse backgrounds.

    Cons

    Very slow advancement. Too much bureaucracy and power positioning. Lack of respect for the 'worker bees'.



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