University of Florida
3.9 of 5 336 reviews
www.ufl.edu Gainesville, FL 5000+ Employees

University of Florida Reviews

Updated Apr 4, 2014
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3.9 336 reviews

                             

70% Approve of the CEO

University of Florida President Bernie Machen

Bernie Machen

(164 ratings)

83% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Professional & flexible work environment"
    in 18 reviews
  • "Professors and staffs are all very nice and it is a great place to study and live"
    in 13 reviews
Cons:
  • "Too many graduate students meaning lesser chances of working in research labs"
    in 9 reviews
  • "College town, so it is boring after the first year"
    in 9 reviews
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Not bad at all if you're a student.

Student Assistant (Current Employee)
Gainesville, FL

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

ProsFlexible hours, occasionally time to do homework while on the job, relaxed boss, decent pay.

ConsPay ceiling, sometimes slow, limited number of hours.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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good management working under IFAS department

Web Developer (Current Employee)
Gainesville, FL

I have been working at University of Florida part-time for less than a year

ProsGreat management and good people

ConsNo formal training since the work is entry level

Advice to Senior Managementkeep up the good work

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

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Awesome Job If You Don't Mind Working the Graveyard on Weekends

Desk Assistant (Current Employee)
Gainesville, FL

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

ProsPick the hours you want
Can work up to 30 hours a week with a signed permit
Can work on homework if it isn't too busy

ConsJob is overnight (most times)
Can get boring sometimes so bring homework/study material
Can you only really access UF-related websites while at work; so keep this in mind when trying to finish homework assignments that requires off-site website addresses

Advice to Senior ManagementI hope that one day that policies will change so DAs get paid overtime and half when working over the holidays instead of regular pay. But nonetheless, I love my job and have no complaints.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I am proud to be a UF gator!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at University of Florida

ProsEnvironmental friendly, good management, and professional.

ConsTo be one of the TAs I need to be professional.

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Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee)
Gainesville, FL

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

ProsThe work environment is friendly and the people are nice. And of course the weather is always nice here in Florida. Go Gators!

ConsLots of politics within departments prevent simple everyday things from getting completed. Oftentimes it requires... add more later

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A constantly changing and interesting environment.

Student Employee (Former Employee)
Gainesville, FL

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

ProsThe hours are extremely flexible and you can tailor them to your schedule. You can work 5 days a week, or once a month. It also teaches you some useful customer service skills and technical skills.

ConsIt's pretty difficult to get to know anyone well if you don't work there constantly. The work is tiring for minimum wage.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe sure your employees know how to complete tasks and where to find the materials to do so.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Low pay, but not the worst

Fellowship (Current Employee)
Gainesville, FL

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

ProsIf you're working here as an assistant, you're probably a student as well. The campus is nice and the staff are generally friendly. The pay is not bad and as a PhD student I got a full ride and stipend from a fellowship. Teaching was actually really fun, since I taught a core class and the kids seemed to care. Also healthcare.

ConsPay is pretty low compared to what I could be doing in industry, so that's a big negative. Working in computer science, I feel like most of the work I do is pretty pointless since most things are pioneered by industry these days anyway.

Advice to Senior ManagementCollege-level research in the CS field is dying.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Typical college town

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at University of Florida

ProsAesthetically pleasing, low cost of living, overall academically outstanding

ConsNeed to drive to get to places of interest

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Research, research, research

Research Assistant (Current Employee)
Gainesville, FL

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

ProsEveryone here is friendly, it's a very laid back atmosphere and as long as you pull your weight everything runs smoothly

ConsBecause it is so laid back some people don't always bull their weight. Other than that I am very happy and thankful for the opportunity.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at University of Florida

ProsFlexibility, Good People, Good working culture

ConsMost shifts finish early or exceed the assigned time

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