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University of Florida Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
409 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work environment is friendly and the people are nice (in 21 reviews)

  • Great place to learn computers, great management and lots of responsibilities (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • difficult to get opportunity for chemistry graduate students (in 11 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    A great place to grow your career.

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

    I have been working at University of Florida full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Gainesville along with the Gator community is incredible, most people are super helpful and the area is a great small city to have some fun in or raise a family. It is a great place for early and mid career growth.

    Cons

    With IT centralizing across campus and the health center it is actually harder to move up as there are fewer senior level positions available. Also, each of the IT groups seems to hire from within for senior positions so it is harder to grow once you get to a certain position or salary.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  7.  

    ok depends on advisor

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

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

    Pros

    flexible, can learn a lot, environment is great

    Cons

    compensation as GA: live below poverty

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Teaching Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    improve research and teaching skills

    Cons

    the salary is not as good as i thought.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more parking spaces and more competitive payment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Stagnant

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    Current Employee - Programmer  in  Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Programmer in Gainesville, FL

    I have been working at University of Florida full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, laid back enterprise, international crowd, good work hours.

    Cons

    No challenges, slow progress in everything. Pay scale is lowest, one year contracts only. Isolated environment, nothing social or no encouragement for professional growth within company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve....

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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    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
  11.  

    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

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