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Florida State University Reviews

Updated May 24, 2018
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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 24 reviews)

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

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  1. "Administrative associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Florida State University full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, team mentality, and consistent hours of working.

    Cons

    Hard to take vacation due to the nature of how busy a university is.


  2. "Loved working here and gained many opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Co-Op Student Worker in Panama City, FL
    Current Employee - Co-Op Student Worker in Panama City, FL
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Very flexible around class schedule and very friendly

    Cons

    As a student employee (OPS) you are limited in hours

  3. "Coaches Video"

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    Former Employee - Assistant in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Assistant in Tallahassee, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun environment, great student workers

    Cons

    Horrible boss (imagine Michael from The Office), lack of funding, no coordination

    Advice to Management

    -


  4. "Decent stipend. Can be better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Florida State University full-time

    Pros

    Nice campus. Affordable living environment.

    Cons

    Greek life is too overwhelming. Major traffic during football home game.


  5. "Graphic Designer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Florida State University part-time

    Pros

    It was a good way to flex my skills with a flexible schedule

    Cons

    The workload is heavy especially when people came in expecting you to read their mind


  6. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tallahassee, FL

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

    Pros

    Worked well with my school schedule. Helped me study organic chemistry

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons


  7. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Best place to work at while simultaneously studying

    Cons

    No cons for this company, it's simply great

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. "Lots of Opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Recording Engineer in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Recording Engineer in Tallahassee, FL

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

    Pros

    There are MANY available jobs at FSU. I worked as a technician in the performance halls. I got to work with and for some really great people. The work was not too mentally or physically demanding. A myriad of different experiences.

    Cons

    Hours are sometimes late (but honestly that usually works for college students). You may have to compete with coworkers for hours.


  9. "They're okay"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Tallahassee, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The teaching demands are less than they could be.

    Cons

    Poor training in how to effectively teach undergraduate students (for graduate students). Teaching staff (those with no research obligations) are inefficient and often incompetent. The result is a lack of coordination and consistency between semesters in addition to policies that seem illogical and create more problems than they solve.

    Advice to Management

    Remove head from 3rd point of contact and hire a competent teaching staff.


  10. "Meh"

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

    I have been working at Florida State University part-time

    Pros

    Most of the adjuncts give plenty of breathing room for teaching assignments. Research depends on advisor.

    Cons

    Low pay (nationas l average is 27k+). Many adjuncts are incompetent and shouldn't hold teaching positions.

    Advice to Management

    Pull your heads out of your 3rd point of contact.


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