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University of Florida Reviews

Updated Jul 27, 2014
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3.9 382 reviews

70% Approve of the CEO

University of Florida President Bernie Machen

Bernie Machen

(179 ratings)

83% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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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    Student Assistant

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgood environment and nice people

    ConsIt's not easy to find a full time job in this area.

     

    Great people, great work environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood people to work with, positive work atmosphere, a lot of school spirit with UF alumni.

    ConsNot much room for promotion, once you are locked in you pretty much can't move up at all.

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    Great benefits, easy hours, impeccable tuition assistance program.

    Administrative Services Coordinator I (Current Employee) Gainesville, FL

    ProsThe benefits are good, 22 days PTO/year + holidays + ~14 sick days. Unbeatable. Salary isn't bad for the cost of living. Hours are generally reasonable but obviously that can vary highly by department. Lots of good perks.

    ConsHard city for your spouse to find work if they don't get on with UF as well. Low pay compared to private sector. Lots of bureaucracy. Many people stuck in same jobs for a long time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFaculty can still be the #1 priority without being at the expense of professional staff. More growth and promotion opportunities would be nice.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great University

    Research Assistant (Current Employee) Gainesville, FL

    ProsMechanical & Aerospace Engineering classes can be challenging for all levels of various degrees. Professors are mostly very knowledgeable and helpful. Great university for research, plenty of grant money available.

    ConsA few professors exist that are really really bad, whom you neither do not want to take any classes from nor you do not want to be anywhere near their offices. Since they are pretty infamous, you should ask around and find out before taking any classes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRA and TA salaries should be increased and the department should get rid of those aforementioned professors although I know some of them have tenures, therefore it's hard to do; however, students are suffering from not learning anything.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Graduate Research Assistant

    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) Gainesville, FL

    ProsGreat faculty, ability to collaborate. Amazing town.

    ConsLess progressive town. Not much to do around town.

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue diversity.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent company

    Consulting (Former Employee) Miami, FL

    ProsFriendly, great company. Flexible hours

    ConsWork holidays. Not flexible hours

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    Easy atmosphere

    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) Gainesville, FL

    ProsGood climate, sunshine, state of the art research resources

    Consless industrial opportunities. rural area.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    good university

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prospeople here are very nice

    Consrelatively low payment compared to other big cities

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    Working as an academic physician in the UF Health.

    Clinical Assistant Professor (Current Employee) Gainesville, FL

    ProsLarge university, lots of opportunities for collaboration. Gainesville is a great small town to live in and raise the family, easy access to big cities and coast.

    ConsDespite being a sunshine state, everything that happens in the College of Medicine is opaque. As a physician, trying to do what is good for the patient is challenging. There is old boys network culture here.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Go Gators

    Graduate Assistant (Current Employee) Gainesville, FL

    ProsGainesville is a nice college town. UF has the some of the top graduate programs in the country. You will leave well trained and ready for the next step in your career.

    ConsGood teaching assistants are often overloaded--which many hinder your ability to graduate quickly.

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