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Updated June 7, 2018
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Florida Atlantic University President John W. Kelly, Ph.D.
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  • "Very low pay even if you have the experience or education" (in 11 reviews)

  • "No real room for growth, not a good place for an ambitious individual" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Straightforward, good employer; meaningful work.

    Cons

    No cons to speak of.


  2. "Adjunct Professor - Business Law"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Florida Atlantic University part-time

    Pros

    Consolidated time commitment - 2 half-days per week

    Cons

    Somewhat large class size.; Little direction from administration.

  3. "Program Board"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at Florida Atlantic University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy going, flexible, fun environment

    Cons

    Lack of leadership, low pay


  4. "Wouldn't recommend"

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    Former Employee - Athletics Marketing Assistant in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Athletics Marketing Assistant in Boca Raton, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Florida Atlantic University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -good place to work if just starting career

    Cons

    -no resources
    -no budget
    -no true leadership
    -poor work environment with employers who have bad attitudes
    -management just gives you their work to do while they do nothing
    -no one seems to care

    Advice to Management

    Do better


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Veteran's Affairs Work Study"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Florida Atlantic University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to learn and the office culture is friendly.

    Cons

    Follow on jobs are scare and they tend to hire from within but not recent grads.


  6. "Nice First Job"

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    Current Employee - Program Assistant in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Program Assistant in Boca Raton, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    FAU is nice first job for someone who just graduated.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunities to advance.


  7. "FAU Up and Coming"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Florida Atlantic University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers and work life balance

    Cons

    Changes are being made some great some not so great

  8. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Florida Atlantic University full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work wth

    Cons

    Management needs to do a better job being inclusive and respectful

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate surbordinates time and hard work


  9. "Former student & employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Recommends

    I worked at Florida Atlantic University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Really nice campus, lots of fun things to do, always events going on. The campus is really nice to walk around in and has a lot of places where you can take a blanket/towel and chill or have a picnic. The gym is GREAT. Really diverse campus with people from all walks of life. They also have high schoolers there since they have a dual program for them but they for the most part don't get in the way of an university experience. The student organizations like SAVI are fun to work with. The medical and dental places have really nice professions working there too. Same with their Counseling Center. They really care about you and want to help you. There are plenty of job opportunities as a student so always look for those, especially if you live on campus. It's a nice way to help pay for classes/textbooks or other expenses. But tread carefully with your bosses/supervisors!

    There are a lot of food places close by that's accessible by food. The mall is very close too. The ones higher in the hierarchy, like the provost and others, have always been fun and friendly every time I ran into them at events or on campus. The Jaffe Center is beautiful and the people working there are so passionate. Definitely check out their events and classes if you can. The department I worked for had really nice staff and the faculty for the most part were really friendly too. Can't say if that's how it is for other departments but for the most part they were nice.

    Cons

    After graduating, they don't really care as much about you other than calling you for alumni donations. For example, former professors won't respond to your email and if you're asking for advice you probably won't get any. Basically if you're not a paying student, they don't really bother with you. The career centers will assist you as much as they can but I would suggest going to several of them to get a good range of advice since I've received inaccurate/bad information before but it got corrected when I saw another career advisor. As with other universities, the academic advisors (especially for undergrad) are mostly unhelpful. I've received bad information several times and ended up taking classes I didn't need to and ended up not getting the minor I wanted. One of my friends ended up being coerced into changing her major because her advisor was focused on making her switch her major instead of helping her figure out the best course of action. The parking is horrendous as is the drive to actually get into the campus so always give yourself a lot of extra time and find different ways to enter into the campus. Class options can be limited sometimes and they make taking classes at another college extremely difficult. For example, if you're try to be a transient student and take classes at BC because FAU doesn't offer the class at the semester you NEED to take it or because the class at BC is the same but cheaper (obviously for lower level courses) , they'll basically deny you no matter what. I think it also depends on "who you know" sometimes but can't say for sure obviously. Students can be very clique-y sometimes so it's harder to make friends since most people seem to want to stick with the friends they made in high school that also happens to go to FAU.


  10. "Very nice."

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Boca Raton, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Florida Atlantic University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There is a tuition waver for some of the assistants (It can vary by department) just in charge of paying fees. Also received a stipend for working 20hr/week. I worked as a teaching assistant and a research assistant but the responsibilities and difficulties can vary by role.

    Cons

    I cannot think of many cons but again, can vary by department. For me, I would say that the assistants got the short-end of the stick when it came to changes.


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