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Florida Gulf Coast University Reviews

Updated January 31, 2017
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Florida Gulf Coast University President Wilson G. Bradshaw
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Pros
  • FGCU is a very easy going work environment (in 7 reviews)

  • Flexible schedule, relaxed environment, good support from management and colleagues, opportunity for creativity and ingenuity (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • It's a 20 hour a week position on paper, but can be 24/7 (in 2 reviews)

  • I don't really feel as though there were many cons experiences (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "FGCU rating"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Myers, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    It is a very good work environment with good benefits.

    Cons

    Limited areas to grow.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in current employees.


  2. "Athletics Department"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Event Staff
    Former Employee - Event Staff
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Florida Gulf Coast University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a constantly changing environments as it depends on the sporting events happening and their respective seasons. It can be a fast-paced environment and a very slow one at times. Part-time workers (in particular student workers) have a lot of autonomy when it concerns working hours. Co-workers tend to be friendly and the environment is very informal - as much as possible.

    Cons

    Customer service might be a part of the job regardless of the position. Busy seasons are VERY busy. Supervisors and coworkers are very often burnedout.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay or hire more employees to avoid employee burnouts.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Leadership Games = CYA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Florida Gulf Coast University full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere - vibrant student body
    Beautiful campus
    Location - Florida - How can you go wrong?

    Cons

    Certain leadership will stab you in the back - taking your ideas and blaming you when things go wrong under their watch. Multiple reports of policy breaking, and strong-arm tactics. Old boys club is alive and well - though President and several AVP search underway - perhaps new blood will get rid of the rest of the dead wood and legacy problem employees.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees - scrap performance reviews in favor of 360 degree - allowance for leadership to write their own performance reviews still occurs - how can you expect problems to be remedied unless you develop proper analysis and performance improvement?


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  5. "Resident Assistant."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Florida Gulf Coast University (More than a year)

    Pros

    You learn a lot. You meet tons of people.

    Cons

    It gets intense. School plus working as a Resident Assistant.

    Advice to Management

    Change your view. Work with your staff. Enable them to do their job. Not pressure them.


  6. "Help Desk Tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Helpdesk in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - IT Helpdesk in Fort Myers, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good and friendly environment to work in

    Cons

    Someday are very slow in the office, lack of good leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Separate yourself from the employees, you cant be their friends and boss at the same time.


  7. "FGCU"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Communications Manager in Fort Myers, FL
    Former Employee - Communications Manager in Fort Myers, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at FGCU was a great experience. The ability to connect with the administration and broader community were valuable experiences.

    Cons

    I don't really feel as though there were many cons experiences. However, at times, scheduling seemed to be terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on being awesome and fun. And continue helping the students like you do!


  8. "Office Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Alta Resources in Fort Myers, FL
    Former Employee - Alta Resources in Fort Myers, FL

    I worked at Florida Gulf Coast University (More than a year)

    Pros

    It is a great opportunity to work at while you are studying because they are flexible with your schedule. The work load is manageable and sometimes it allows you to study for exams.

    Cons

    I really would not say there are cons for working here. If anything I think it is beneficial in many ways. It allows students to get work experience while making some money.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Overall a good one"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisory Support Staff in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Supervisory Support Staff in Fort Myers, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Florida Gulf Coast University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, insurance, vacation time, tuition assistance are the biggest advantages available. Pay is also good. For the most part it is a great place to work.

    Cons

    Politics of the various departments and learning to play the games. It is difficult to do your job when you are trying to determine what to say and how to say it.

    Advice to Management

    Love on your people


  10. "Great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senate President in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Senate President in Fort Myers, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very organized, great job. awesome atmosphere. Loved working there, Stay in college forever

    Cons

    Only one year. Not enough time to accomplish anything. Had to graduate eventually though.

    Advice to Management

    Stay in college forever


  11. "Assistant Professor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As with most work environments, politics can get in the way. Not many faculty work on campus so interaction is low.

    Cons

    Students are great and fun to work with. Two office hours per course. Great faculty involvement. A fun environment to work in.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to hear everyone's voice before implementing changes.



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