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Florida Atlantic University Reviews

Updated February 11, 2019
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Florida Atlantic University President John W. Kelly, Ph.D.
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Pros
  • "Friendly Environment to work in" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Staff support and good benefits" (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Very low pay even if you have the experience or education" (in 11 reviews)

  • "The pay is over minimum wage but does not really help because the cost of living in south Florida is pretty high" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Florida Atlantic University part-time

    Pros

    Made it easy to work around classes

    Cons

    Not enough pay to match the cost of living in the area.


  2. "Overall good experience"

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

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

    Pros

    Good support from professors.

    Overall people are friendly on campus.

    Cons

    Some of the buildings are very old.

  3. "Friendly people, bizarre salary structure"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful, dedicated, friendly coworkers and staff.
    Nice facilities.

    Cons

    People with same qualifications and positions making bizarrely inconsistent salaries.
    Male-dominated power structure at upper, administrative levels.
    Insufficient, frustrating parking at main campus.

    Advice to Management

    Review and update salaries to better reflect value of employees and faculty with similar qualifications.
    Slim down the burdensome, slow administrative processes and record keeping.
    Improve the parking for employees and faculty on main campus.


  4. "Loved the University"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Florida Atlantic University part-time

    Pros

    Growing university with multiple opportunities

    Cons

    FAU is still mostly a communter school


  5. "Great Place to Work for Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Florida Atlantic University full-time

    Pros

    Great people working there and really learned a lot from being part of a team with mixed backgrounds.

    Cons

    Sometimes upper ranked administrators make decisions that are against the recommendations of professionals.


  6. "Not sure"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Florida Atlantic University full-time

    Pros

    Great vacation and Insurance Benefits

    Cons

    Doesn't matter how many years of experience, you start from the bottom up.


  7. "Facilities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Florida Atlantic University full-time

    Pros

    Very dynamic work place with many types of projects

    Cons

    Higher management and VPs don't understand the needs of the department's and end users

  8. "Director"

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

    I have been working at Florida Atlantic University full-time

    Pros

    Student relationships, instructional colleagues, technology improvements

    Cons

    Ineffective communication from top to bottom; pay; advancement opportunities; many staff members are great, but our particular college has antiquated "can't do" type staff; everything is "average" here; parking is atrocious and paying for it is truly unacceptable for employees

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication so we can act within a cohesive culture and know what's going on; we can do better as a culture and an institution


  9. "Graduate Assistant: Engineering"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Depending on the professor, this can be very good

    Cons

    - FAU is very unorganized and cheap


  10. "Graduate Assistant Teacher"

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

    I worked at Florida Atlantic University part-time

    Pros

    Excellent during the Graduate Program

    Cons

    Nothing bad about this wonderful place

    Advice to Management

    Continue with the current policy