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University of Florida Gainesville Reviews

Updated September 24, 2017
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DR. W. KENT FUCHS
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Pros
  • great work environment, very supportive (in 83 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 26 reviews)

Cons
  • Benefits for graduate students are TERRIBLE (in 26 reviews)

  • I have no cons for this position (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Great!"

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Gainesville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are a student, the University offers many undergraduate research positions to gain experience in your field. Flexible hours. Good pay. Never work when school is out.

    Cons

    - It all depends on which researcher or department you work for. I have not found any cons so far

    Advice to Management

    Offer more business-related internships


  2. "great school"

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

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

    Pros

    great school, colleagues and working environment

    Cons

    None really. Only the best about the University of Florida.

  3. "Great Place to Work"

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

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

    Pros

    Very easy to collaborate
    Strong research base
    Low cost of living

    Cons

    If you like cities, Gainesville is not the place for you
    Most supervisors and PIs follow NIH guidelines for pay


  4. "Student Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Gainesville, FL

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

    Pros

    It's great to master so many good bridge and geotechnical softwares.

    Cons

    I can't actually think of any con working here.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  5. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Gainesville, FL
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Gainesville, FL
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Florida as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Best place for a rich learning experience

    Cons

    Every place has some cons but none worth mentioning


  6. "Plenty of great benefits for workers looking to get a advanced degree."

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    Current Employee - IT Support Supervisor in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - IT Support Supervisor in Gainesville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Florida part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    UF has certain programs that allow you to get your masters/advanced degree for free if you are okay with taking 6 credits a semester while working full time.

    Cons

    Very hard to implement change with management.


  7. "Great Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Gainesville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Florida full-time

    Pros

    Lots of great benefits , and plenty opportunity to transfer within jobs offered by university.

    Cons

    Its a large company to work for.

  8. "Good working environment, but low salaries"

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

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

    Pros

    good working environment, friendly and helpful staff, good work-life balance

    Cons

    low salaries, bad health plan


  9. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Gainesville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong work ethic and great team players

    Cons

    Not that many options you can work on as a graduate student


  10. "Overall Excellent Academic Community"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Gainesville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues that are friendly and easy to work with. Also Gainesville is a wonderful city to live in. Very affordable, laid back and comfortable. If UF is not your permanent destination, then UF is a great stepping stone to whatever next academic or industrial position you might be looking at. HUGE network and connections. People are very easy to talk with and build relationships.

    Cons

    Not many, but I would say, only in very general terms, that the university tends to be a rather large entity that makes many policies, of which some tend to be not logical but inconvenient and not that flexible or open to feedback. But you can still easy have a wonderful life and work experience there since these defects tend to be just small spots on your windshield and not catastrophic cracks.


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