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Florida International University Reviews

Updated February 5, 2017
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Pros
  • The benefits and work-life balance are great (in 17 reviews)

  • This is a wonderful work environment (in 35 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, no room for growth or bonuses (in 20 reviews)

  • Cost of living is a bit high in Miami (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "More Quality Should be hired."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Miami, FL
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Florida International University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good working environment. Many students are international. This is a nice place.

    Cons

    Quality teachers should be employed.

    Advice to Management

    Research assistants' salary should be increased because the house rent in this area, Miami-Dade, is increasing per month.


  2. "Student assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Florida International University part-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers, superior supervisor, and great connection with professors.

    Cons

    cold ac working environment in office.


  3. "Part Time Student Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Florida International University part-time

    Pros

    Working at FIU is an exciting opportunity that lets you make connections with professionals from every field and work never gets dull. You can also network through many events and even within other departments in your college or school. It's also an environment that lets you learn and improve yourself as a person with the ability to attend school and advance your career.

    Cons

    The biggest downside is being a student employee, pay rate inst an issue its actually receiving the pay. I've had to contact HR at least every 2 months because there's always an issue with my payment fund. The worst part is you're not important as a student employee so they just tell you the issue will be solved by next pay date. For a student missing a pay date can mean whether or not you're going to have anything to eat for the next two weeks. I have also seen HR fire on the spot without warning.

    Advice to Management

    Don't look at student employee's as less than a normal employee, many of them depend on every single cent earned here.


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  5. "Good and bad"

    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

    I have been working at Florida International University full-time

    Pros

    Amazing benefits (medical, dental, you get to take free courses)

    Cons

    Minimal opportunities for upward mobility


  6. "Student Job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - UAM Student Assistant in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - UAM Student Assistant in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Great friendly environment to be in.

    Cons

    No room for advancement in the uni

    Advice to Management

    Be more alert when it comes to employees you are supervising. Be aware of when it is time for growth and not ignore growth that is needed.


  7. "No rush"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Laid back environment without a lot of pressure. Good work life balance and good benefits. Generally good infrastructure as well.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic and slow management. Very limited upward mobility for non-teaching staff. Awkward salary structure that doesn't consider merits and overvalues degrees without regard for capabilities.


  8. "Good environment and opportunities. Not really well payed."

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

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

    Pros

    The institution has a good Developing Career plan. It also provides benefits such as health care, daycare, the Multicultural environment is fenomenal. You can learn a lot from it. They also give you Trainings and workshops. Its Great educational developing opportunities.

    Cons

    They work is a very Very hierarchical system. Its hard to find spaces to promote changes and collaborative development. Decisions come from above and people are afraid to question. Its a way to keep it controlled since its such a big complex


  9. "Good company, just can't keep up with private sector salary"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work environment, good training, PTO

    Cons

    Salary, job scope, traffic, parking


  10. "Do not come here to do your PhD"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Florida International University full-time

    Pros

    Some good professors in computer science.

    Cons

    bad salary, staff is rude, parking problems, etc


  11. "Resident Assistant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Florida International University as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Tons of incentives, free housing and biweekly stipend, single room

    Cons

    Biased in the work force, cannot join a Greek organization, long work hours for low pay

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees and help them with things they need. Don't choose favorites and stay completely neutral in situations



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