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Florida State University Reviews

Updated April 21, 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 23 reviews)

  • There are no cons to working her (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Lots of Opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to teach for various courses (lecture and labs)

    Cons

    Fees are not covered, only tuition waiver for PhD students (on GA or TA assistantship)

  3. "It's fine"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Florida State University full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, some great colleagues

    Cons

    Not much potential for advancement


  4. "great employer FSU!"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in Tallahassee, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, new labs and offices, helpful staff and faculty. Very collaborative environment that leads to excellence in teaching and research.

    Cons

    The town is small and has limited cultural happenings. For people looking for city life, good eats and entertainment, not the place.

    Advice to Management

    Great Job!


  5. "Resident Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Florida State University, FL
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Florida State University, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get paid when they say you will (most of the time).

    Cons

    The management is extremely uncooperative, and they are constantly trying to get more and more work out of you, even though you are most likely a full time student as well. This job was fun for the first year, but over the past two years the management and new policies being put in place have truly ruined the atmosphere. So many people have quit that they have been forced to exhaust their "alternate" list of RAs for the past two years straight.

    Advice to Management

    Completely rework the idea of the RAs role on campus. Also, maybe learn to let go of the head staff that are obviously disliked by those working for them/around them.


  6. "Excellent Employer"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director
    Former Employee - Assistant Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Florida State University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    FSU is one of the best places to work regardless of age or status. It is a nurturing and high spirited environment with an opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    It's a state job, so the salaries are a bit low for many positions, but the salaries are excellent as you grow.

    Advice to Management

    Be more proactive in weeding out problem employees.


  7. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Tallahassee, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good environment and climate. People are kind

    Cons

    The city is not very convenient

  8. "College of Business Asssitantship"

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    Current Employee - Assistant in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant in Tallahassee, FL

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

    Pros

    Great team dynamic within the organization.

    Cons

    Sometimes time intensive which made work life balance difficult


  9. "Great Experience!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Florida State University part-time

    Pros

    Was exposed to great opportunities through this role. Learned a lot about how to work with students and resolve issues quickly.

    Cons

    a lot of turnover because there are mainly student workers (but this is expected in this kind of role)


  10. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Florida State University part-time

    Pros

    The support from the department is helpful.

    Cons

    The workload exceeds the paycheck hours


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