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Updated May 19, 2018
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University of South Florida President Judy L. Genshaft
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  • Low pay, but funding for the sciences usually is based on grants so it is understandable (in 26 reviews)

  • Everything was good no cons from my side (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing place to work for students"

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The research done by the USF HII involves finding treatments and cures to very life changing diseases. The work is laid back for the most part and management is very flexible with your schedule as long as your upfront. I have learned a lot about integrating various software services and some basic hardware tasks applied at an "enterprise" level

    Cons

    As a student there's no real room for growth, as the salary is set by USF regulations, however the job is very accommodating for students than other similar jobs even on campus. No benefits obviously because its part time.


  2. "Rewarding, but can be a lot of work at times."

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can grade on your own time, structure of the class is already set up before you start, material is interesting.

    Cons

    If you don’t stay on top of grading it can become overwhelming. Depend a lot on coworkers for preparation of labs.

    Advice to Management

    Have more lab managers (or pay one student to be a manager) so small, yet important tasks don’t fall through the cracks.

  3. "Not a fan"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at University of South Florida full-time

    Pros

    I do not have any pros.

    Cons

    Backstabbing and non-communication. I hear this is not everyone's experience, just where I was at the time.


  4. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at University of South Florida full-time

    Pros

    Ability to work with students, faculty and families is amazing.

    Cons

    There's a ruthlessness in the culture here. Watch your back!


  5. "Great Employer - Opportunities to have a stable environment, great culture and values"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    People is treated respectfully.
    Values people's quality work

    Cons

    I can't find any negative point

    Advice to Management

    Keep on going with the great job


  6. "Unhealthy work environment in many units"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent salary, great benefits, students are great, easy to innovate/create new initiatives. Decent location. Ability to be a notable institution

    Cons

    Too young to know what kind of institution it really wants too be; poor leadership in many units; irrational decision making.


  7. "Great student jobs available"

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant
    Current Employee - Student Assistant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, manageable workload, understanding and emphatic management, flexible hours

    Cons

    Bosses I interact with are great. Those that actually run the university seem to care very very little about what students want out of the departments when students' wishes for the departments' offerings are communicated by our managers. Extremely out of touch and are very obviously running the university as a business.

  8. "Junior Researcher, Policy & Media Advocate"

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    Former Employee - Junior Research Associate, Policy and Media Advocate in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Junior Research Associate, Policy and Media Advocate in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    International student base allows for comprehensive understanding of the scope of public and private health care challenges around the world. Integrated medical care and highly knowledgeable staff. Technologically advanced campus with great resources for both staff and students.

    Cons

    Overworked/ Underpaid. Often did not feel appreciated. Sexual harassment tolerated in the work environment and staff/students not appropriately protected or advocated for. Whistleblower protections for flagrant violations of pharmaceutical company as well as corporate policy completely ignored. Misappropriation of funds (both federal and private) as well as mismanagement of grants occurred.

    Advice to Management

    Protect your good employees or you will have none left. If you expect the integrity of your institution to not take legal as well as media hits-- you should likely respect those few employees that tell the truth or resign when evidence of foul play comes to light.


  9. "Challenge course"

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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 South Florida part-time

    Pros

    Great team, feels like family

    Cons

    Some times the hours are not enough


  10. "USF"

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

    I have been working at University of South Florida full-time

    Pros

    Lots of vacation time, good health insurance, a great deal of potential.

    Cons

    Very old-fashioned leadership style.

    Advice to Management

    You are missing out on retaining top talent because you refuse to promote from within, and often require individuals to be tenured faculty with Ph.D.s, even for business roles.


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