University of Florida Reviews

Updated March 31, 2015
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  1. Nice people, low salary and job potential.

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    Former Employee - Senior Laboratory Technician in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Laboratory Technician in Gainesville, FL

    I worked at University of Florida full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Straight 8-5 job, manageable workload. If you are lazy and do the bare minimum, you'll be treated the same as people who work hard and care about their job....no incentive to improve.

    Cons

    Slow to change or adapt, low salary compared to other government or university jobs, difficult to enter workforce, management not excited or amenable to new ideas or techniques and very reticent to give raises or promote hard working employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to keep good people around, you need to recognize their work. Myself along with 2 other top technicians in our department were able to get good jobs elsewhere (Nanotheraputics, Banyan Biomarkers) because UF did not pay decently and were slow to promote quality people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. Good benefits but very slow to advance.

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at University of Florida as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great working atmosphere, good benefits

    Cons

    Very slow to advance your career

  3. A great working environment

    Former Employee - Southwest Rec Gym Trainer in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Southwest Rec Gym Trainer in Gainesville, FL

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

    Pros

    Working on a college campus is amazing because you have access to all of their resources as well as a fun and relaxed environment

    Cons

    The pay was a little low for my liking but the pros of picking my schedule and an easy commute to work far outweighed this minor inconvenience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management was great they would always check up on us to make sure we were happy and productive

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  5. Working here is very challanging

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    Current Employee - Chemist
    Current Employee - Chemist

    I have been working at University of Florida

    Pros

    there are no pros for being here

    Cons

    Gainesville is a horrible town for young professionals
    very little networking opportunities
    bad pay and small benefits

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. UF Enterprise Systems.

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    Current Employee - Project Management Analyst in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Project Management Analyst in Gainesville, FL

    I have been working at University of Florida

    Pros

    people are super nice and friendly. I learned a lot from the work.

    Cons

    it is hard to get promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing, everything is good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Basically just a college town with nothing else

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

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

    Pros

    Warm climate, friendly people. Many brilliant professors to work with. In a small town could be a good thing if you need to spend most of your time in your study and work.

    Cons

    Location is the biggest disadvantage. Florida is far away from large job markets, and the university is in a small town.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Undergrad courses can be improved. Some courses needs to provide more advanced material with faster pace. More undergrad courses in practical topics should be supplied in senior year.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Survey Research Center, not sure how to find it on here, so I picked the general UF company.

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    Former Employee - Interviewer in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Interviewer in Gainesville, FL

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, decent starting pay for a college kid, you can break whenever, online scheduling, really chill people and management, productivity incentive is nice too.

    Cons

    Hard to do multiple shifts in a row, it starts to wear on you. Work slowed a few times and shifts weren't available sometimes. Rules can be kind of complex and ridiculous, but management will work with you for the most part.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great all around, maybe a few inspiring breakfasts on the weekend wouldn't hurt. It's hard to keep focused when the surveys are terrible (tobacco).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Program Assistant @ UF Rec Sports

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    Former Employee - Program Assistant
    Former Employee - Program Assistant

    I worked at University of Florida part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, leadership development, flexible schedule

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, low pay for responsibilities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better pay, cut down on red-tape and unnecessary rules

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Enriching experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Florida

    Pros

    Access to influences, benefits, organizational culture; largely dependent on the department where you work.

    Cons

    Living in Gainesville; city is a college town; access to Orlando, Jacksonville, Tampa and other cities in Florida are a plus for sure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None; I wish glass d o o r would not force me to write a review. I'm basically writing this so I can read what other people say and to make sure I reach a 20 word count.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. A vast campus with very good research as well as recreational facility

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

    I worked at University of Florida full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    As an international graduate student, I liked the multidisciplinary research opportunity as well as working with people with diverse cultural background and nationality. I also liked the beautiful campus a lot.

    Cons

    Stipend for graduate students is not very high, as is the case at any other university

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The graduate students office staff is very helpful and makes your life easier as a student. Keep up it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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