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Updated November 20, 2017
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  • Expect to work full time occassionally (in 14 reviews)

  • Low pay for the high volume of students (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Great Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Central Florida part-time

    Pros

    The training is good, you learn a lot. Everyone acts like a team.

    Cons

    The pay is very low


  2. "great 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

    Pros

    lots of active projects which enables you explore top scientific topics; lots of nice professors and experts

    Cons

    may not have as many job opportunities as in CA

  3. "Big and reach in Opprotunities"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It literally has any discipline you want to work on.
    Course pool is great for a graduate student.
    Rules are pretty flexible.

    Cons

    Not every instructor is a great one.
    Paperwork takes ages.
    Mandatory optional fee of 1k per semester that you should pay it yourself if your adviser is not kind enough to compensate it.


  4. "research assitant"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    peers are nice and easygoing

    Cons

    stressful, need to word hard


  5. "Program Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Central Florida full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and working environment. There was a lot of flexibility with my role. It's a large campus so there are a lot of opportunities within different departments.

    Cons

    At the time, there were not a lot of benefits for Program Assistants, however, I know that some of that has changed over the years.


  6. "A Great Environment for Development"

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    Current Employee - Peer Advisor in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Peer Advisor in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Healthy environment, excellent management relationships

    Cons

    Bureaucratic at times and efficiency isn't the emphasis, but rather effectiveness is.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more responsibility and compensation to student-employees


  7. "Working as a GTA"

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    Former Employee - GTA in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - GTA in Orlando, FL

    I worked at University of Central Florida part-time

    Pros

    Loved the Professors I worked with in the marketing department.
    Good Working environment.
    Tuition waiver.

    Cons

    long work hours during exams.

  8. "Good working environment"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, not stressful

    Cons

    Relatively low salary, long-term progress is limited


  9. "A pretty good place to work."

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Instructor in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    UCF has great benefits, as a state university, it has excellent health insurance, a good retirement plan and decent pay. As an instructor, I had a lot of autonomy in planning my courses.

    Cons

    The University of Central Florida has grown tremendously over the last few years. That means some of the classes are too large. It’s not possible to get to know students individually when there are so many in the class.

    Advice to Management

    Hire some more faculty so classes can be smaller.


  10. "Tutor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, not too much stress

    Cons

    None at all the moment


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