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Florida State University Reviews

Updated July 21, 2017
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Pros
  • It is an exceptional work environment where you can pursue the best version of yourself (in 42 reviews)

  • Great benefits and responsive HR (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • Same with all graduate assistant positions, very low pay (in 19 reviews)

  • It was a part time job and they weren't looking to hire full time (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Extended Day Program Unit Leader"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Unit Leader in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Unit Leader in Tallahassee, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with kids always fulfilling. Management harsh at times, but only when the health and safety of the kids is in question. The director has mastered a balance between professional and friendly. Collaborative environment makes you feel like you are contributing to the program.

    Cons

    Counselors are very young, either straight out of high school or still in college. Most were ok, but a lot of the younger ones were immature and made it difficult to watch large groups of students.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  2. "I would recommend FSU to anyone"

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

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

    Pros

    Light workload. Good weather. Easy life.

    Cons

    Low stipend. Not competitive. Weak development.

  3. "Receptionist"

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

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

    Pros

    -Flexible Hours
    -Easy work( you are allowed to netflix while you work)

    Cons

    -Minimum Wage
    -Lack of proper communication with management


  4. "Graduate Student"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Tallahassee, FL

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

    Pros

    Good looking environment, Ok research and mixed engineering school

    Cons

    Sports focused, Need more research funding

    Advice to Management

    Needs to be more research focused than sports focused


  5. "Review working at Antarctic research facility"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Tallahassee, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great hours, decent pay, make your own work schedule

    Cons

    Working in the freezer gets cold!


  6. "Challenging work, but the freedom to study and discover something new and that interests you in rewarding."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Tallahassee, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This depends on your advisor, but the freedom to choose your schedule is great, although you are working constantly including many times during holidays. Also, schedule can be informal, so if you decide to take a week off from work or a three day vacation here or there (Friday+weekend or weekend+Monday), it's okay as long as you get your work done. Was often able to work off campus at coffee shops or at home as well.

    Finally, it's rewarding to be able to study what you want and make discoveries in a field that interests you. It keeps you engaged and invigorated. I think it's such a privilege to be able to do that.

    Cons

    Sometimes your advisor can be be a jerk or not give good advice which can make you aimless and preventing you from graduating on time. Also, this doesn't have to do with the job, but traveling out of Tallahassee is a pain. Flights are expensive and infrequent. It can be an all day affair just to travel up the eastern seaboard let alone other more distant parts of the country. Tallahassee is also pretty isolated, so driving to Atlanta (4.5-5 hrs), Orlando/Tampa (4-5 hours), or Miami (8-9 hours) can be a total pain.


  7. "Veteran Center Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Staff in Tallahassee, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours help to make it easy to work and to remain on top of my studies. The leadership is incredibly helpful and understanding about issues pertaining to school.

    Cons

    There really are no downsides to working where I do. I understand that other areas may not be as well managed but with great leadership and flexible hours I have nothing to complain about.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. I like working where I do and my management is super flexible when it comes to my hours and other obligations.

  8. "GREAT"

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

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

    Pros

    The job is very flexible

    Cons

    the customers are extremely rude

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  9. "I love my job!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Ops in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Ops in Tallahassee, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extremely flexible schedule. My supervisors all know that I am a student so they understand my needs and always work with me when creating my own schedule. It is convenient to work and go to school all in the same place. My experience also helped me have applicable experience to positions later on.

    Cons

    I honestly can't think of any. My position is so flexible and I am good at what I do. This position is the perfect job for a student.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have any. I haven't encountered any hiccups or problems the entire time I have worked here.


  10. "Good experience but pay is laughable"

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

    I worked at Florida State University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I was a graduate student in the humanities who taught courses to undergraduates. I loved teaching and really liked a lot of my students.

    Cons

    The compensation is horrendous. But it's what you have to do to get a PhD I guess.


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