University of Florida Reviews

Updated March 31, 2015
512 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
4.2
512 Reviews
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
University of Florida President Bernie Machen
Bernie Machen
225 Ratings

Pros
  • The work environment is friendly and the people are nice (in 25 reviews)

  • Great place to learn computers, great management and lots of responsibilities (in 18 reviews)

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

  • difficult to get opportunity for chemistry graduate students (in 8 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director
    Current Employee - Associate Director

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, nice people. The Gator Nation fervor is contagious. Proud to be a part of that. A lot of great things are accompanied each day. Longer you work here the more relationships you build.

    Cons

    Larger institution = some unavoidable buerecracy and red tape. Sometimes hard to navigate that. Hard to know who to report to if have concerns.

  2. I have an excellent experience working for the University of Florida in Gainesville.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Gainesville, FL

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

    Pros

    The university has an excellent and dynamic scientific community. The atmosphere is collaborative as opposed to cut-throat competitive. There is a diversity of classes, departments, research resources accessible to students and employees.

    Cons

    Not much on the negative side. The medical benefit package could be improved. I did not have dental or vision coverage and the general medical coverage was mainly limited to the "infirmary", only in extreme cases did we get referral to doctors in the hospital.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep attractive diversity in students and employees. Keep offering diverse classes and allowing students to seamlessly take courses across departments. Improve the medical benefit package.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. faculty member at University of Florida

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professor
    Current Employee - Professor

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

    Pros

    Large comprehensive state university targeting advancement to become a top ten public institution of higher ed.
    Strong commitment to improving quality of the university, particularly through externally funded research.

    Cons

    Quality of the education provided to freshman and sophomore students is less than optimal--lots of large classes with little individual attention to students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give greater attention and rewards to top performers currently on the faculty.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Great organization with dedicated people

    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Gainesville, FL

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and a very positive working environment.

    Cons

    Salaries are low and raises are infrequent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. Good school

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Florida

    Pros

    -highly regarded school
    -competitive environments
    -cheap living expenses

    Cons

    -no industry nearby
    -long distance to nearby major company

  7. This school has been an amazing experience!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Gainesville, FL

    I have been working at University of Florida

    Pros

    The ability to build relationships for your future and surround yourself in a supportive environment.

    Cons

    Time management can be the hardest thing when managing teaching, classes, research, and extension/outreach if you are not organized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focusing on communication skills will go a long way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Great place to work.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Florida

    Pros

    Beautiful campus. Great people and environment.

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

  9. Good college for grad school

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Research Assistant

    I have been working at University of Florida

    Pros

    Good working environment, helpful staff

    Cons

    Student fees and exorbitant parking fees/decal prices

  10. Great place to go to graduate school. The campus is beautiful, administration is fair, and facilities are up to date.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great town to live in.
    Good administration.
    Lots of perks to being at a University.

    Cons

    It's a huge system. Lots of red tape.
    Pay isn't outrageously great.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Lab Technician and Assistant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The best things about working here were the opportunities in research and hours flexibility.

    Cons

    There is a lot of competition due to the caliber of students that work in research at this research University.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

University of Florida Photos

Work at University of Florida? Share Your Experiences

University of Florida

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.