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Updated August 18, 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. "Graduate Student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    One of the top public schools in the U.S. which offers great interdisciplinary opportunities.

    Cons

    Many research facilities are old.


  2. "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

  3. "UFTI"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Steady salary and work environment is nice.

    Cons

    pay is not that great


  4. "Grad assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Florida part-time

    Pros

    Good benefits. Good overall experience but it's dependent on the department you're working in

    Cons

    Parking is usually very difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Have additional graduate parking that faculty cannot use.


  5. "Research Environment"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Gainesville, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    benefits, atmosphere, students, beautiful campus

    Cons

    Most of the professors only care about their research projects


  6. "Program Assistant Snap-Ed"

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    Current Employee - Program Assistant
    Current Employee - Program Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Florida full-time

    Pros

    You get to meet a lot of interesting people.

    Cons

    Not much instruction provided with curriculums.

    Advice to Management

    Training on new curriculums would keep workflow more productive.


  7. "Snap up a job if you can, but beware, you may get too comfortable"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Florida full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, flexible and relaxed, great benefits

    Cons

    Largely decentralized, difficult to move of the hierarchy in some cases, lots of people get comfortable and truncate their career ambitions in order to stay on board

  8. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, FL

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

    Pros

    Interesting research facility and access to data

    Cons

    People will scoop your research project so be careful as they are desperate to get grants.


  9. "Good benefits, good co-workers; watch your back"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Florida full-time

    Pros

    highest paying salary among companies in the area

    Cons

    high turnover; annual contracts - HR is no help when you have a problem supervisor


  10. "Lab technician"

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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.


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