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Florida Institute of Technology Reviews

Updated June 26, 2017
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Pros
  • Good work environment to work in (in 14 reviews)

  • Great environment, great people (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Very low pay compared to similar positions elsewhere (in 7 reviews)

  • Provides Low salary for Mechanical Eng Dept (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Adjunct Professor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dover Beaches North, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dover Beaches North, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Florida Institute of Technology part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Supportive, Flexible, Mentoring, Exposure and Experience

    Cons

    Pay, Opportunity, Growth, Distance, and Cost


  2. Helpful (4)

    "There are better colleges to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Florida Institute of Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have my own office with a window, there are a variety of places to eat lunch within a 10 minute drive of campus, most of the coworkers in my department are great, my boss is pretty hands-off and lets me do what I need to do without interfering, decent health insurance.

    Cons

    When president McCay took office, he took away our raises (2 years now), initiated layoffs and demotions, started hiring freezes, and told us FIT wouldn't match our retirement investments anymore. Everyone who made a certain amount of money was switched from salary to hourly, even though the minimum wage law never went into effect in FL. Still, they kept us hourly but let the supervisors go back to salary. Faculty is treated like golden children here - they still get their raises. You are forced to pay for parking as en employee and it is very difficult to find during the Fall and Spring semesters. I took a large pay cut to come here from a public university. The wage here is unacceptable. President McCay can be quite rude and offensive at times. He made a fool of himself at a holiday party by saying demeaning things to the staff - clearly, he had a few drinks. He has also said some offensive things to myself regarding my age.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to President McCay since management has no power: treat your employees decently, pair them fairly, and you won't lost so many people all the time. Staff has no loyalty to a company that pays them pathetic wages, takes away their raises and retirement benefits, and then treats the faculty like gods. Stop charging your employees for parking at their own jobs. Be mindful of the words that come out of your mouth.

  3. "Worst place ever - run away!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant In Safety in Palm Bay, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant In Safety in Palm Bay, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Florida Institute of Technology full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A few friendly people and decent health benefits had 401k match until taken away by execs this year. Co workers nice depending on department.

    Cons

    Executives with huge salaries have mismanaged the funds and place us continually in debt with layoffs and firings all the time in staff. NEVER fire the lazy faculty or give them pay cuts when they aren't working half the time. Execs Never cut their salaries and are in a retreat spending more money while staff spread the jobs around and have no 401k match or raises for 3 years. New president hired these executive directors who don't have a clue or expertise in their jobs, but report to him. Basically favorites. Backstabbing and politics are the norm. Stress and lousy work conditions the norm. Everyone plays by different rules and HR is a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management and cut half of your salaries!


  4. "Research Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Melbourne, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Florida Institute of Technology (More than a year)

    Pros

    friendly and the best and good atmosphere

    Cons

    sometimes the work gets really hectic


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Adjunct Prodessor"

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    Current Employee - Intructor in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Intructor in Melbourne, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Florida Institute of Technology part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great facilities, small classes. It is a great experience for an upcoming professor to gain some experience in class management, curriculum development , and institutional rules.

    Cons

    Lots of politics and red tape. The salary is very low for the amount of work, that includes curriculum development, class delivery, office hours and students follow up

    Advice to Management

    increase salary. There is a lot of work for the economic compensation. It is a great learning experience but there is almost no posibility for upward mobility


  6. "Overall Ok!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Assistant in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Finance Assistant in Melbourne, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Florida Institute of Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    More official holidays than any other jobs

    Cons

    Very low pay compared to similar positions elsewhere


  7. "Good Place to work"

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

    I worked at Florida Institute of Technology part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Environment, Very helpful People, Leant lot.

    Cons

    I found nothing to complain. Everything was good

  8. "Financial Aid Counselor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Aid Counselor in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Financial Aid Counselor in Melbourne, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Florida Institute of Technology (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    More small certificate programs should be added which would be helpful in personal growth for employees working for FIT.


  9. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Melbourne, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Florida Institute of Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The biomedical engineering department at FIT has a friendly work environment with easy access to professors or faculty to help you if you ever need a hand with something.

    Cons

    Lack of solid funding as well as very few on campus resources for scientific testing made performing some types of research difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working to build up the program!


  10. "A nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Collage Role in Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - Collage Role in Melbourne, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    you get your hours
    Friendly managers

    Cons

    Late hours, some people lack decipline


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