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Florida Atlantic University Reviews

Updated Aug 3, 2019

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3.8
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Florida Atlantic University CEO John W. Kelly, Ph.D.
John W. Kelly, Ph.D.
109 Ratings
Pros
  • "FAU is nice first job for someone who just graduated(in 12 reviews)

  • "Friendly Environment to work in(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "FAU is still mostly a communter school(in 16 reviews)

  • "Very low pay even if you have the experience or education(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Nice place to work at, looking at the Ocean View"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Boca Raton, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Florida Atlantic University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very comfortable and accessible environment, a huge campus with lot's of events every day. Basically, it's a city within a city. They even got their own stadium and airport. Fully packed laboratories, experts in all the fields are ready to help.

    Cons

    none that I could see

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

    Florida Atlantic University2019-06-14
  2. "They keep you very busy!"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Davie, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Florida Atlantic University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Like working with the people around me.

    Cons

    At times they can micromanage

    Advice to Management

    At times make your employee feel that he or she is appreciated, for work well done.

    Florida Atlantic University2019-08-03
  3. "Great learning experience"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Boca Raton, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Florida Atlantic University for more than a year

    Pros

    I was fortunately with a great mentor and internship. My mentor gave me a lot of hands on work as if I was employed there. I had responsibilities and duties that taught me responsibility for the real world. Made many great business relationships that have been beneficial since I graduated.

    Cons

    You have to get the right mentor or else it is just a joke

    Florida Atlantic University2019-07-01
  4. "Good University"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Florida Atlantic University part-time

    Pros

    You can take courses for free.

    Cons

    low paid and not adjusted with the cost of living in this area.

    Advice to Management

    Increase salary with the inflation

    Florida Atlantic University2019-06-29
  5. "It's Okay if you want stability"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Florida Atlantic University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pretty stable and they respect your personal time as long as you don't work in Admissions or Student Services

    Cons

    No Upward mobility at all, unless someone leaves

    Florida Atlantic University2019-06-21
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    "Great Benefits, Low Pay"

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    Current Employee - Academic Advisor in Boca Raton, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Florida Atlantic University full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Health benefits, tuition assistance, work/life balance

    Cons

    No real opportunity for growth or salary increases.

    Advice to Management

    Please find ways to create effective career ladders that move beyond a couple of steps. Also, it is too easy to become complacent at FAU.

    Florida Atlantic University2019-06-17
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    "Executive Assistant to the Dean"

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

    I have been working at Florida Atlantic University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The benefit package being a state job are amazing.

    Cons

    The only downside is the distance I drive.

    Florida Atlantic University2019-06-08
  8. "Mediocre salary"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Florida Atlantic University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    experience and education are a nice pro

    Cons

    Salary is discouraging; You would expect a nice salary for the job functions

    Florida Atlantic University2019-06-11
  9. "Great company friendly work environment"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate 

    I worked at Florida Atlantic University full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits Friendly staff Eventful Positive environment Great research department

    Cons

    Low pay Expensive parking Busy High volume of people No northern campuses

    Florida Atlantic University2019-06-02
  10. "A lot of politics"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director Research Accounting Office in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at Florida Atlantic University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, very little overtime

    Cons

    No opportunities for advancement, people need to retire to make room for promotion

    Florida Atlantic University2019-06-11
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