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Updated July 17, 2018
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Florida State University Interim President Garnett S. Stokes
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Pros
  • "It is an exceptional work environment where you can pursue the best version of yourself" (in 48 reviews)

  • "Great benefits as well as great people" (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • "Generally low pay for admin/accounting roles" (in 25 reviews)

  • "No cons for this company, it's simply great" (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "GRA Salary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Florida State University full-time

    Pros

    Excellent research school and facilities at the College of Engineering.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  2. "Low Pay Lots of Time Off"

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

    I have been working at Florida State University full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of Time Off, Relaxed Environment

    Cons

    Low Pay, Does Not Reward Based on Performance, Little Room to Move Up

    Advice to Management

    Reward Employees more based on performance.

  3. "Nothing unexpected"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant in Tallahassee, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Florida State University part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Typical work load, depends heavily on your PI and class you teach

    Cons

    Teaching assignments vary greatly in time commitment. Avoid organic lab. It’s is double the amount of work as the other options.


  4. "OPS Technician"

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    Current Employee - Ops Technician in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Ops Technician in Tallahassee, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As someone who has worked for the University for the past 4 years while being a student, FSU is a great place to work at. Supervisors are extremely nice and accommodating to class schedules.

    Cons

    On occasion some paperwork sent to HR has taken a bit longer than expected to process, but usually not an issue.


  5. "Orienation Leader Review"

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    Former Employee - Orientation Leader
    Former Employee - Orientation Leader

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

    Pros

    Really Fun Experience, I wouldn’t trade it for anything

    Cons

    Not paid much for the amount of work done


  6. "Fundraising"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Florida State University full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, Christmas until New Years off

    Cons

    State regulations determine many financial decisions


  7. "Mixed-to-negative."

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    Current Employee - Academic Program Specialist in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Academic Program Specialist in Tallahassee, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, okay hours if you put your foot down about when you're available to people.

    Cons

    One of the lowest-paying universities in FL. Internal candidates, prepare to be low-balled.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your internal hires what you'd pay your external candidates. BE UP FRONT ABOUT SALARY FOR POSITIONS.

  8. "Graduate Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tallahassee, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Florida State University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    easy work, flexible schedule, good environment

    Cons

    contract based, not lasting, low pay


  9. "Great for students/recent grads"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good pay, and awesome management- an ideal job for current FSU students or recent (bachelors) graduates who wish to gain professional experience

    Cons

    For the most part, promotions are only available to candidates with graduate degrees. FSU rarely hires individuals who have only completed an undergraduate degree

    Advice to Management

    Further consider promoting your current employees! Work ethic, loyalty, and performance should determine promotions, not solely education levels


  10. "Receptionist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Florida State University part-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Not many cons to working here


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