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University of Central Florida Reviews

Updated February 21, 2019
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  • "low pay for jobs with long list of duties" (in 20 reviews)

  • "This is a full-time job that's considered part-time" (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Lab manager"

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    Current Employee - Lab Manager in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Lab Manager in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great and flexible schedule, great compensation

    Cons

    Not really, everything was good


  2. "Good school"

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    Current Employee - Student
    Current Employee - Student

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

    Pros

    Most teachers actually care if you do well in their class and learn something

    Cons

    You run into a few professors that are there for research and do not know how to teach

  3. "Grad Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Research Assistant

    I have been working at University of Central Florida full-time

    Pros

    Conducive research environment, well-established labs for robotics.

    Cons

    Excessive workload, publication pressures and multiple deadlines art same time


  4. "UCF Athletics has GREAT CULTURE!"

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    Current Employee - Designer in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Designer in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Love all the people and a great overall environment. Great hours and a stress free work place, plus a lot of freedom to create.

    Cons

    Pay is the only thing that could be better. Everything else about this job is exceptional.


  5. "Fair pay"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant

    I have been working at University of Central Florida full-time

    Pros

    Some department, like optics department, rarely need to do TA

    Cons

    Hard to get on campus parking after 10am on weekdays


  6. "A good place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A good place to conduct research.

    Cons

    Few people on campus, very lonely!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Must love sports"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Free tickets
    Sell sports
    24/7 sports
    Caring coworkers
    Behind the scenes of an athletics department
    Sports industry networking

    Cons

    Long hours
    Low pay

  8. "It depends on your supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The school is overall supportive for graduate students, most of us get fundings.

    Cons

    I hope there are more training for getting a job!


  9. "Good School"

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

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

    Pros

    Tech-focused, forward-thinking university
    Ample funding for research

    Cons

    Suffers the same administrative bloat and bureaucratic entrenchment that I suspect all organizations this large do

    Advice to Management

    As an R1 university, we should have a more streamlined process for research approval. Funding the IRB enough to bring on just a few more reviewers would speed the process greatly, which would pay huge dividends in the form of research output and grant funding.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not a healthy work life balance"

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    Former Employee - University of Central Florida
    Former Employee - University of Central Florida
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Access to campus amenities
    Great learning and networking opportunities, if you use them
    Quiet environment

    Cons

    Your work is your life, period. As expected for grad school.
    Health benefits are practically nonexistent

    Advice to Management

    Give grad students reasonable health insurance. You already get bargain-basement rates on top tier researchers.