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University of Florida Gainesville Reviews

Updated June 20, 2017
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Pros
  • great work environment, very supportive (in 76 reviews)

  • Good retirement benefits, vacation, education perks (can take classes for free), good working environment, good work/life balance (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • Some graduate students need more financial support and better benefits (in 24 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, FL

    I have been working at University of Florida (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    UF is a dynamic environment to work in and has so many opportunities for expansion and learning.

    Cons

    Their retirement package is not adequate in my opinion but the other benefits are excellent.


  2. "Lab technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Gainesville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Interesting work, nice people, and respected place to work.

    Cons

    Parking is a nightmare. Not sure administration has everything under control.


  3. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    I like the location of work

    Cons

    Time to look around for new


  4. "Senior Biological Scientist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Biological Scientist in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Biological Scientist in Gainesville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. Great benefits. Great locations.

    Cons

    Few chances for upward movement. Pay is far below private sector.

    Advice to Management

    Staff really need a pay-rate adjustment.


  5. "Review _UF"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Gainesville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Florida (Less than a year)

    Pros

    UF has one of the most beautiful campus. The weather is amazing with low humidity compared to coastal areas of Florida. Couple months of summer are hot. The campus has a very nice gym. Gator Grad care is really good.

    Cons

    I personally found that the size of the graduate class was too large. There are not a lot of activities to do in Gainesville.

    Advice to Management

    A better job could be done in terms of improving the quality of information. Having a graduate class as large as an undergraduate class takes away a vital part of graduate school experience which often involves one on one interaction during class that in my opinion is essential for developing critical thinking.


  6. "Good place low salary"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Gainesville, FL
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Florida (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Relaxed environment to work, good city to live in.

    Cons

    Salary is low, no paid vacations for TA's.

    Advice to Management

    No more fees!


  7. "Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol--SNAP"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - SNAP Driver in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - SNAP Driver in Gainesville, FL
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Above minimum wage pay & flexible scheduling for school

    Cons

    You can't really ask for days off

    Advice to Management

    Change policies a little to make it a better experience for employees


  8. "Great Place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - IT Director in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - IT Director in Gainesville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, great benefits and retirement. In the technology field, the work is challenging and diverse

    Cons

    Politics, which I suspect isn't rare with large organizations.


  9. "Good 'Nuff"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Enterprise Applications Administrator in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Enterprise Applications Administrator in Gainesville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job security and benefits are good

    Cons

    Pay is low; not everyone does their job leaving slack for the people that do work


  10. "Excellent to place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Gainesville, FL
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great team. Great learning opportunities. Work life balance.

    Cons

    Summer heat but still manageable.


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