University of Florida Reviews

Updated July 25, 2015
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University of Florida President Bernie Machen
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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. uf - a prize within the deep south

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Florida

    Pros

    amazing, great environment, highly recommend

    Cons

    none that i can think of.


  2. A really good university

    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

    The university has an excellent campus and amenities. It was really a pleasure to work here. The library is excellent and it also has 3D printers.

    Cons

    The weather is humid and the summers can get pretty warm. There aren't any cons that I can remember about working here. The student community is very friendly but it is not an urban center.

    Advice to Management

    I do not have much of an advice for the management. Everything is really well-managed and the campus is very green. The bus service is excellent as well.


  3. Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Gainesville and the university are great places. Plenty of opportunities for different areas. I will recomend career services to help with other job prospects

    Cons

    After graduation will recomend looking for work in other larger florida cities with more growth opportunities. Not many large companies in the area.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing negative to say. The university of florida has a great diverse enviroment. The faculty and advisors are very committed and helpful


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  5. Great community

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great academic reputation. Great infrastructure and facilities. You can have multiple after work activities.

    Cons

    The stipend is not enough to support family. You need to pay about 700 bucks for tuition fees every semester

    Advice to Management

    Need to waive the fees. We are tired of pay to work


  6. Instructor an PhD student in Sociology

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Florida

    Pros

    Provide graduate students great teaching opportunities

    Cons

    Graduate student, especially those in social science do not have enough research opportunities


  7. Assistant to Staff Review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Florida

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    The staff at the University of Florida were very hands on with their students, and allowed the students a vast amount of opportunity to learn in this manner.

    Cons

    I honestly have nothing negative to say, and would recommend any one going through education with them to highly consider some sort of position with the staff to afford them the hands on experience I had.

    Advice to Management

    I personal learned so much practical experience in my role at the University that I was able to take with me in my business practice even years down the road. Thanks!


  8. UF review

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

    I have been working at University of Florida part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good place to work at

    Cons

    Work load might be high at times


  9. Great people!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Florida

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

    Pros

    One of the best experiences I've never had!

    Cons

    I wish I could say there were cons, but none that I know of.


  10. Seems like a standard University TA experience

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    Former Employee - Grad TA in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Grad TA in Gainesville, FL

    I worked at University of Florida

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Healthcare for grad students is a big deal. There are also a pretty good bit of things to do and a large number of grad students to hang out with. The location is a typical big college town so if that's your thing the you'll be happy.

    Cons

    They have ~50% of the classes taught by TAs. You don't get paid more to take on way more responsibility. Don't pay for parking it's a racket, just take the bus. Also the student activity fees were not cool to tack onto grad students to pay for sports. You have to use particular brands of soft drink at departmental meetings---not cool.

    Advice to Management

    I don't know if any of this has changed recently, I hope it has. The student activity fees is particularly ridiculous and you should pay TAs teaching their own class commensurately more.


  11. OPS

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    Former Employee - OPS Client Representative in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - OPS Client Representative in Gainesville, FL

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

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

    Pros

    Immediate manager was flexible and supportive.

    Cons

    Not a whole lot of room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    None



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