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University of Florida Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2014
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3.9 384 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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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsEasy and flexible. Allowed a great deal of freedom.

    ConsNot much direction. With the flexibility came a lack of leadership and instruction.

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    Wonderful people to work with, always looking to improve the student experience.

    Marketing & Design Student Manager (Current Employee) Gainesville, FL

    ProsThe people are very passionate about what they do, from working with students to providing for the Union as a whole. Everyone is very friendly, the location is great (it's in the middle of campus), and I was happy with the salary.

    ConsThe bureaucratic system that keeps higher education afloat. Sometimes there was just too much red tape.

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

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    For Gainesville, it's great

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBeautiful campus and the weather can't be beat.

    ConsPARKING! PARKING! PARKING! You have to pay a yearly fee, but there's not spots guaranteed. It's a mess.

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

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    Wonderful place to study

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proswonderful life/work balance UF provides great support for students who are willing to work and provides them with a great platform for success

    ConsJob opportunities are limited and at times very restricted. but this is primarily due to the large number of students

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    Great working experience. Great to be a part of the Gator Nation.

    UAA Student Lab Assistant (Current Employee) Gainesville, FL

    ProsIt was a great working atmosphere

    ConsThere were no cons in working at the UAA at the University of Florida

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    Great experience, all the resources you could need.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsAcademics, athletics, campus, resources, plenty of opportunities after graduation if you look for them.

    ConsLiving in certain dorms, meal plans.

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    Internship

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsVery hands on
    Supervisor gives you plenty of opportunity to develop your skills and introduce you to public relations and marketing fields
    Provides you with plenty of writing experience

    ConsCan't think of any cons. Overall very organized and pleasant atmosphere to work in. Interns were treated with much respect.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Work at UFL as a PhD student

    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) Gainesville, FL

    ProsExcellent facilities for work. Cost effective education! Decent amount of holidays. Great benefits for students in terms of gym, free bus access etc.

    ConsPolitics can creep into work environments. Professors can abuse their authority. Research groups focusing on a common area do not communicate with each other.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage collabration. Provide back up scholariships for students who really need it (due to sudden loss in funding).

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

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    Great benefits, low pay, great coworkers

    Graphic Designer (Current Employee) Gainesville, FL

    ProsGreat benefits, great coworkers, inspiring flow of new knowledge everywhere you turn

    ConsLow pay, very traditional old fashioned workplace.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage more flexible work schedule options, encourage office work from home when possible, encourage more idea volunteering for innovation

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

     

    Great experience as a student

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe work is flexible and there is Travel

    ConsThe management can be made better

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