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Updated Jun 19, 2021

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4.2
84%
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University of Central Florida President Alexander J. Cartwright
Alexander J. Cartwright
109 Ratings
Pros
  • "flexible and great work environment(in 76 reviews)

  • "Great Benefits Insurance Health Dental Vision(in 47 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Low pay, but might include a tuition waiver(in 56 reviews)

  • "Limited growth for part time students working(in 21 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good University

      Jun 18, 2021 - Graduate Research Assistant/Teaching Assistant in Orlando, FL
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      Pros

      Diverse research and open collaboration

      Cons

      The salary could be higher for the location

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Benefits, but salary could be better

      Apr 23, 2021 - Program Coordinator in Orlando, FL
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      Pros

      Benefits - retirement plans, vacation time, paid time off for Football games, health insurance, vision, dental, tuition remission (for certain employee types, not OPS), employee discounts through Pegasus Perks, discounted tickets in the SGA ticket center. UCF is a very large university with plenty of benefits and a lot of events going on. There's always something going on on-campus and for the most part, I would say most staff at the university are great people who love the work they are doing and are in it for the students.

      Cons

      There's always so much transition, for both students and staff, and it is very confusing. Departments get moved around and majors get moved to different colleges. You're always having to learn something new and this makes it difficult to assist students to the best of your ability. Salaries are also very low and in the entry-midlevel positions and honestly, it is not enough to make living. There is also always a ton of transition in terms of staff leaving the university or moving to different departments. Many people do the work of several roles because it just takes so long to hire people for new roles or simply to replace those that have left. Because of all of this, I would say most people are just here because they are passionate about the work they do or education.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great part time gig as a student

      Jun 14, 2021 - Supplemental Instructions (SI) Leader 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good hours. Erika is a great boss.

      Cons

      Pay is a bit low but will change with Florida MInimum wage laws.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Good working conditions

      Jun 9, 2021 - Anonymous in Orlando, FL
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      Pros

      Autonomy in day to day assignments. Most positions are hired as coordinators or managers and taking responsibility is required.

      Cons

      Could be better pay for the skill required. Since most positions are managing something it should pay as a manager level.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      On-campus jobs are great

      Jun 15, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      perfect place and lots to learn

      Cons

      I think there are no cons

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Low-stress work environment, excellent benefits

      Jun 7, 2021 - Programmer in Orlando, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The benefits are great. Everyone is friendly and nice to work with.

      Cons

      This is a huge institution with a lot of bureaucracy, and that can get frustrating at times when you're trying to get something done in a hurry.

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Loved it

      Jun 11, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Great networking opportunities and a friendly environment. Very diverse environment.

      Cons

      It is a large University and there will be people that are not students on campus.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great benefits, no advancement or pay raises

      Jun 15, 2021 - Office Manager in Orlando, FL
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      Pros

      Excellent benefits and plenty of holidays and PTO/Sick Leave.

      Cons

      Very little room for advancement, expectations for qualifications are unmatched with pay- as in, skill expectations are high and pay is little. NO raises. transparency with staff on financial matters is minimum.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Restaurant

      Jun 12, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      The restaurant business is a hard one

      Cons

      The restaurant business requires time commitment

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    10. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Zero Support for non-faculty Employees; Toxic work culture

      Jun 12, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      The benefits are fantastic - affordable healthcare, vision, dental, retirement, etc. Great education benefits as well. Comradery among staff is strong - and there is a lot of opportunity for professional development. Work-life balance is pretty good, as long as you have a leadership team that respects employment laws and procedures. Working on a college campus has it's perks with always being lively and the work can be very rewarding and fun.

      Cons

      UCF is very large, and some units are better/worse than others. However, as it pertains to the entire organization - They are grossly underpaying the majority of their staff - they will not disclose an an exact number, but it is likely over 50% of the staff. Any requests or efforts to fix this issue have been met with either feigned understanding followed by an "I don't know" "we are currently unable" a flat out no, or "go find a new job if you're unhappy with your salary". While it is understandable that budget cuts and funding have taken a hit due to past missteps by leadership, as well as the pandemic, it is unacceptable that so many highly qualified individuals are being underpaid and undervalued. There have been people laid off just months away from their retirement, individuals effectively forced out of their positions over politics, and quality people fired due to rumors and grudges held by upper level management. The faculty continue to get their annual raises as they have the money and the bargaining unit to fight for them. Faculty are put in administrative positions, and, in many cases, not all, they are ill-equipped for such roles as they lack the understanding of organizational and office management practices, as well as personnel management. Much of the middle management decisions are made based on personal feelings, nepotism, and grudges. The overall company culture is "every man/unit for himself" due to the competition for budget and research dollars. Though it is a public university, the internal transparency is essentially null. Even in general information sessions, many questions are answered with "we don't know" followed by many people asking administrators who are transparent telling them the truth; which is typically that the issue is being stalled due to some internal politics of some sort. The only "support" offered to staff is the ombudsman office - at which even they refer employees to talk to their specific college leadership - where they are met with "we'll look into it" or a sad attempt at "conflict resolution". If anyone steps out of line, they are met with retaliation that cannot be reported, such as excessive workloads, negative performance reviews, micromanagement, blacklisting, and condescending remarks both in front of the employee, and in private to other colleagues.

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