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"Many years working for UF and still waiting for an opportunity for career advancement"

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Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Gainesville, FL
Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Gainesville, FL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at University of Florida full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

benefits, vacation and sick leave accruals
State retirement benefits
UF is the only "real" employer in the city

Cons

Hire-and-fire HR policy. No real human resource management, no career planning. People are often hired into higher positions based on "who they know" or if they are a spouse of a faculty; rarely based on qualifications and credentials.
Male-oriented environment; very few management opportunities for minority women. Physicians and faculty have ultimate administrative decision-making although many of them have no managerial experience (financial or HR).
Top leadership only cares about the faculty; staff is rarely mentioned or appreciated.
Very bureaucratic institution with many incompetent members.

Advice to Management

Implement "merit-based" incentive program for staff (faculty already get all the perks and salary raises).
make the annual performance appraisal a useful tool that reflects on salary and promotion

Other Employee Reviews for University of Florida

  1. "It is a good place to work."

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    Former Intern - Research Assistant in Gainesville, FL
    Former Intern - Research Assistant in Gainesville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Florida as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly and caring professors, warm and family-liek culture

    Cons

    Things can get a little disorganized and communication about expectations could be improved.


  2. "Great place for a PhD student"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Gainesville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Florida full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The Physics Department has an outstanding group of researchers and also has collaborations with many other universities and investigation centers. Most of the students in the condense matter area finish grad school with 5+ scientific publications. On top of that you are in North Florida, you have the beach just one hour away, the weather is fantastic and the sports culture of the university is amazing. Also the city is very cheap.

    Cons

    Gainsville is a small college town, which means that most people play a sport or go to the gym in the afternoons, party Friday nights and to the pool during the weekend. You do not have the range of activities of a big city. You may get bored.

    Advice to Management

    I can not believe Muschamp is still the football couch, that guy needs to go!!

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