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Updated June 12, 2017
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Florida Atlantic University President John W. Kelly, Ph.D.
John W. Kelly, Ph.D.
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Pros
  • Plenty of holidays, great environment to work in (in 7 reviews)

  • Flexible hours, especially when you have classes (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • low pay, lots of repetitive activities (in 8 reviews)

  • Now the Exercise Science Dept is all on the main campus in Boca Raton, FL (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Academic Advisor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Academic Advisor in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Academic Advisor in Boca Raton, FL

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

    Pros

    Great University for students to attend. There are a lot of talent with current employees

    Cons

    Some people in upper management have no idea what they are doing.


  2. "Great atmosphere"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Dania, FL
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Dania, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    very relax environment as well as employees

    Cons

    lack of management and organization

    Advice to Management

    Hiring process takes a long time. Budget manager lacks urgency. Great place to work at. Needs a little more organization and maintenance.


  3. "FAU"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Director in Boca Raton, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people, the quality of our university, the mission

    Cons

    Bureaucracy (typical of any large organization), the archaic tenure-earning sytem


  4. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Boca Raton, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Be able to concentrate to do research.

    Cons

    Low salary for graduate students. Kind of difficult to live in Boca with such high expense rate. Have to pay medical insurances.

    Advice to Management

    Increase salary.


  5. "Nice place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Coordinator in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Coordinator in Boca Raton, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Florida Atlantic University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits - affordable health, dental & vision insurance. Amazing annual and sick leave accrual. Short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, FRS retirement and optional deferred compensation.

    Cons

    Typical office politics. Hard to move up depending on which college you work at within the university.

    Advice to Management

    Feedback to employees is key and rewards those who want to move up and are eager to learn.


  6. "Could be a lot better management and overall care of employees"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Florida Atlantic University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Close with co-workers who actually are present to your job and what you do

    Cons

    Management
    Leadership
    Fake
    Inward Focused Management
    Lack of transparency

    Advice to Management

    Instead of trying to point the finger outward do some inner team revisions and see what can be added to improve outward results for FAU


  7. "FAU"

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    Current Employee - Admissions Coordinator in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Admissions Coordinator in Boca Raton, FL

    Pros

    Good benefits as far as time off and insurance coverage. Scenery on campus is great. Management is fairly understanding as far as time off requests.

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive what so ever. Management is not aware of issues within university and dynamics. No room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees what they deserve


  8. "Loved It"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Litigation Paralegal in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Litigation Paralegal in Boca Raton, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone is very friendly, management works with you to teach you all you need to know.

    Cons

    The office is very cold


  9. "Data Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Boca Raton, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing Work Culture. Very helpful colleagues.

    Cons

    None to mention, Good Work Envorinment


  10. "Riddled with toxic waste of upper management (not to be confused with the more competent and polite Waste Management)"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Boca Raton, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Florida Atlantic University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    maybe Jeff Atwater will get another crack at the job and be better soon but abandon hope all ye who enter here; may God have mercy on FAU's evil corrupt worthless souls and save the country from this epidemic sweeping the nation

    Cons

    Atrocity after atrocity filled with mind numbingly painful punches to the groin; kicks to the teeth, and emotional terrorism to the spirit. this place is literally bad for your health if you have any bit of talent or sensibility; shame on this place for being so perpetually poisoned from the top which could otherwise be a healthy and positively contributing environment

    Advice to Management

    the fish stinks from the head; that's now you President John Kelly... you have absolutely worsened the problem (post MJ) adding to the many undeserving and detrimental staff in high numbers and places. you either need to clean house starting with many of your executive leadership team or get out of the way to make room for someone else who will. i wish i could give zero or negative stars


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