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Updated August 20, 2017
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Pros
  • great work environment, very supportive (in 80 reviews)

  • You can always get a great work/life balance for working in academia if you are not seeking for a competitive salary like working for industry (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • I have no cons for this position (in 22 reviews)

  • it is a college town and opportunities are limited (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "HR Generalist II"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist II in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist II in Gainesville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Florida full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits including a lot of paid time off, ability to change positions within UF, training opportunities to gain new skills sets, beautiful campus

    My reason for job searching is relocation; I'm searching UF opportunities across the state first :-)

    Cons

    Parking is the only "con" I can come up with, but any large organization would present same challenge

    Advice to Management

    Please note, I've contacted Glass Door before, Ken Fuchs is current president (about 2 years). Bernie Machen is no longer UF president.


  2. "Desk Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Front Desk Assistant in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Front Desk Assistant in Gainesville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best place to work in town.

    Cons

    It's a public University.. you get low wages.

  3. "Great place to work and live."

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    Current Employee - Data Management Analyst II in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Data Management Analyst II in Gainesville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Low living cost and nice environment.

    Cons

    The compensation is relative low.


  4. "Good place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good communication and nice people

    Cons

    founding is not good enough


  5. "Postdoc associate"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Gainesville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Time if quite flexible, and free basic healthcare

    Cons

    Too many politics in small departments


  6. "Post doc"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Gainesville, FL

    I worked at University of Florida full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great campus, good research, good climate

    Cons

    If you don't like hot and humid weather, UF probably not a very good choice


  7. "A wonderful place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor of Evaluations and Promotions in Saint Augustine, FL
    Former Employee - Supervisor of Evaluations and Promotions in Saint Augustine, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Supportive and enthusiastic management teams, interesting and engaging work that actually works to help the respondents who complete surveys, independent and self-guided shifts

    Cons

    Dialing for more than one shift a day can become tedious and monotonous

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work, you're doing a wonderful service to your clients!

  8. "Great work environment"

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    Current Employee - Lab Manager in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Lab Manager in Gainesville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was great to work here no matter what type of job you do. You can always get a great work/life balance for working in academia if you are not seeking for a competitive salary like working for industry. The work environment, like department infrastructures, labs, colleges, and students, are all great. Interpersonal relationships are easy to handle, people are always nice and willing to help. The benefit that university provides are well-round, health insurance and 401K are basic, dental/vision/law/pet are optional if you are at least a TEAMS employee. The management is not complicated, and you can always get a lot change to learn and strength your skills. Many repeated routine work but always encouraging new ideas. Overall great.

    Cons

    Below medium starting salary, hard to get promoted and salary raise.

    Advice to Management

    Hope it can be more efficient.


  9. "Event staff"

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    Former Employee - Event Staff in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Event Staff in Gainesville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible. Great people to work with. Short shifts

    Cons

    You can't always find shifts, it's difficult to work 20 hours a week. Plus you're pretty much having to use Facebook to find shifts


  10. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Gainesville, FL

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and compensation.

    Cons

    Some research assistants have unrealistic demands placed on them, not leaving enough time for classes and personal research (experience can vary widely depending on who you assist).

    Advice to Management

    Take steps to ensure research assistants are given proper credit for their contributions, especially when they are producing the bulk of the work.


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