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Florida International University Reviews

Updated January 21, 2018
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  1. "Senior Special Events Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Special Events Manager in North Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Special Events Manager in North Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Florida International University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Awesome University. FIU really cares about its students and how they learn and eventually matriculate through the University into the real world. FIU employs real world industry professionals to teach real world experiences alongside of its core of teaching professionals to provide a theory and application based education model.

    Cons

    Unfortunately satellite campuses fall into the culture of exemption in which resources are dedicated to the expansion of the main campus which draws away from the University's real advantage... a campus located mere feet away from the ocean. If FIU would recognize its advantages that set them apart from sillier Universities, then they may just be able to accomplish the impossible.

    In my honest opinion, the University has the potential to evolve into something really special. The politics involved in keeping individuals (employees) from reaching their potential has created a culture of stagnancy where the strongest individuals leave through coercion (where by their own accord or not). Unfortunate as it it, its a culture that permeates throughout its core.

    Advice to Management

    Expand... take full advantage of the ability to advance in areas where other Universities can't. You've accomplished what others have academically ( Law, Business and Medical Schools), now its time to capitalize on what others don't.


  2. "Depends on the department"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enrollment and Recruitment Manager in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Enrollment and Recruitment Manager in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits
    Lots to take part in
    Engages in work life balance
    Interdisciplinary opportunities

    Cons

    Depending on the department you may have a great culture or an unhealthy one. There's not one culture that surrounds the entire university. Not much oversight/check in to how departments are run.

    Advice to Management

    HR should create a team that focuses on yearly check in with each departments processes. This could include a survey from employees and management. This team would then develop an action plan for the department to adhere to until the next check in.

  3. "Good place to grow as a scholar"

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

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

    Pros

    I have worked as a graduate assistant at Computer Science, FIU. Nice infrastructure. Ample opportunity to connect with students and professors.

    Cons

    Not enough Computer Science major students.


  4. "Adjunct Professor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Florida International University part-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity to teach kids.

    Cons

    I would love to try and challenge the kids more. Just don't have the time during the course.


  5. "Graduate Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    12-month contract (unlike some other schools that only offer 9 months), great benefits. Friendly environment, professional faculty and staff, appreciation for diversity.

    Cons

    None I can think of.


  6. "PST"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Florida International University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Staff, they look out for all employees

    Cons

    Management is too much into themselfs

    Advice to Management

    n/A


  7. "Awesome place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Florida International University part-time

    Pros

    Excellent career opportunities and people!

    Cons

    Traffic near campus can be terrible

  8. "Great on Campus Part Time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Florida International University part-time

    Pros

    Very flexible with schedule and a lot of creative space.

    Cons

    The pay is minimum wage.


  9. "I was a research assistant at the University"

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

    I worked at Florida International University full-time

    Pros

    Helps to pay off a tuition that would otherwise be very expensive

    Cons

    There are none that I know of


  10. "Administration Perspective"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Florida International University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Size, overall great people, breadth of organization, VPs are hard working, great administration, good work/life balance, strategic focus

    Cons

    siloed work environment, in some areas the old school municipal approach (i.e. reluctance to push the envelop, no accountability, 9-5 mentality, etc.) still exists

    Advice to Management

    Make concise decisions and stick to them!


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