University of Florida Reviews

Updated August 29, 2014
Updated August 29, 2014
399 Reviews

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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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  1.  

    Go gators!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Florida

    Pros

    Great people, great facilities, fantastic learning opportunities

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  2.  

    Awesome Experience

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    Former Employee - OPS Research Assistant  in  Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - OPS Research Assistant in Gainesville, FL

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

    Pros

    Faculty and Fellow Researchers are very knowledgeable and helpful.

    Cons

    Work Life balance and office culture depends on prof. you work with .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Student Web Developer

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    Former Employee - Web Developer  in  Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Gainesville, FL

    I worked at University of Florida as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent compensation for the city.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for Fresh grads. Very slow hiring process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Making work-at-home easier will give a better productivity for Web developers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very Good School for Graduate Students

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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 5 years

    Pros

    Take very good care of their graduate students, salary continues to increase over years to reflect changing economic environment, getting paid is never a problem, lots of resources at your disposal to prepare yourself for the next level

    Cons

    Graduate school can be a time sink and often times people get stuck here and never leave. Have goals and dates and stick to them. Must be highly self motivated.

    Also student fees are annoying because they take money out of your paycheck and give it back to the university. ~1500 dollars a year

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    good place to be,nice town but gets boring after a while

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

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

    Pros

    work culture is good. very nice work environment with good benefits. great employee education program, willing to train new people

    Cons

    I feel there is not much room for growth,need strong leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management needs to input better compensation for those involved

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Working for UF is one of the best choices I've ever made

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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 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Learned a lot. Had a great mentor as an undergrad researcher. Was allowed to work on my own project. Had plenty of support. Compensation was average. The large package given to the university on the order of $120 million additional dollars is sure to increase the status of this university over the next decade.

    Cons

    Many people burn out due to stress. 60 hours a week minimum are expected of grad researchers. So there is little work-life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider new methods to improve work-life balance and thus improve productivity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great experience

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    Current Employee - IT Desktop Support Technician  in  Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - IT Desktop Support Technician in Gainesville, FL

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn computers, great management and lots of responsibilities. There was plenty of interesting work to tackle and smart people to learn from. Work life balance was great.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, red tape. Performance isn't financially rewarded, and there are a lot of under-performant employees that are hard to get rid of. Compensation isn't great, but work/life balance and benefits probably make up for it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Brilliant

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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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Good environment, Vast libraries with unlimited books, Very goo faculty to student ratio, Free RTs bus service

    Cons

    Crowded, Tuition fee, Huge unviersity

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Worked as a teaching assistant part time

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant  in  Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Gainesville, FL

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

    Pros

    Very understanding when it comes to graduate students. They know education comes first if there were any conflicts with anything else. They will give you a training and let you utilize what you learnt to help others.

    Cons

    As a graduate student, we can only work 20 hours a week and there are other limits for international student. It's almost impossible for a student to work over 20 hours without some special "waiver" which is hard to get.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase compensation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A solid university experience

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    Current Employee - Medical Resident  in  Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Medical Resident in Gainesville, FL

    I have been working at University of Florida full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good university, good breadth of departments, ample opportunities to have diverse experiences, and a nice small town to work in. The atmosphere has been generally friendly and laid back. If you stay here long enough and work hard, the odds are good that you will have a chance to be promoted to leadership.

    Cons

    As with any university, politics, restructuring, changes, some of which I did not agree with (if you've worked at any university, it's the same). I also dislike the me versus you attitude in the hospital. My biggest concern is some of the decreasing focus upon education quality in my department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not lose sight of education, no matter what the other pressures are at this moment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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