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Updated July 21, 2017
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University of South Florida President Judy L. Genshaft
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Pros
  • Good work environment and location (in 45 reviews)

  • They have some great benefits and opportunities for employees (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • Low Pay, More focused on online education (in 21 reviews)

  • Everything was good no cons from my side (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive work environment. Really helpful staff.

    Cons

    The equipment is likely to be down.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  2. "Good environment to work"

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

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

    Pros

    good benefits: health, dental, and education (free 6 credits each semester)

    Cons

    limited mobility to grow as an employee. Pay is decent not to high compared to industry.

  3. "USF"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong new hire support system.

    Cons

    Pay needs to be more competitive.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Rampant Discrimination against Female Faculty Members at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor, Tenure Track in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor, Tenure Track in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None. During the years that I worked there, I came to see this university as a house of horrors. Its only real draw is its location on Tampa Bay in St. Petersburg, but that's not enough to make up for all of its deficits in regard to the way that full-time tenure track female faculty members are treated there.

    Cons

    After accepting a position as a full-time tenure track faculty member and moving to St. Petersburg from another state, I learned that to meet accreditation standards, my department had created what was essentially "the woman's position." Two women had been in that position before me, and both of them had left within a year or two.

    I soon discovered why. Among other things, the pay gap between me and a male faculty member in my department with equivalent qualifications who started when I did was $10,000 per year. Equal pay for equal work? Not for full-time tenure track female faculty members at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg.

    I regret my association with that university more than I regret anything in my life.

    Note: Previously I had been paid fairly by another major state university, as well as by a Fortune 500 company. It was only at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg that I was treated with an absolute lack of respect.

    Advice to Management

    Follow EEOC regulations in regard to fair employment practices. It's not only the law. It's also the ethically right thing to do. Judy Genshaft, are you listening?


  5. "Great technical starter job"

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    Current Employee - IT Service Desk Analyst in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - IT Service Desk Analyst in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible hours - Management understands that most employees are students. You choose your availability and request time off as you need.

    Above minimum wage - The job starts at $9/hr and can have promotions that go up to $12.

    Freedom - It's not always busy, especially during certain hours and days. Employees are encouraged to pursue schoolwork during moments of peace.

    Looks great on a resume - I've had a lot of companies speak with me as a result of noticing my employment here.

    Cons

    Volatile clients - As part of the job, you'll be dealing with individuals of all ranks and types. Some people can be rather rude, aggressive, immature, and entitled. Others can be very calm, patient, and understanding. Not all clients have a knack for using a computer and require tedious and descriptive aid.


  6. "USF"

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    Current Employee - Intramural Graduate Assistant in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Intramural Graduate Assistant in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    Great place to work! Great prospects for the future

    Cons

    A lot of movement and changes across campus

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  7. "It's a good place to grow"

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you're eager to take on work and learn, they are eager to give you that work. Great place for experience.

    Cons

    If you're hoping for a job reclassification or pay increase, look into finding a new job elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Update your employee's job descriptions and compare them to those who work in similar positions.

  8. "Student Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with your school schedule, no crazy hours, nights and weekends free

    Cons

    Pay could be a little higher - as a student assistant, you usually start out at minimum wage.


  9. "USF Housing"

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    Current Employee - Desk Clerk in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Desk Clerk in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best place to live, Best place to work, Best place to Learn

    Cons

    Not applicable. I don't have any cons

    Advice to Management

    Not applicable. They are perfect


  10. "Different Energy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of South Florida full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, but working in higher education is a different kind of animal. They live in their own bubble of reality and as long as everything is in fine inside that bubble all is right with the world.

    Cons

    Much of the leadership is out of touch with how things in the real world actually work.

    Advice to Management

    Move out of your comfort zone. When you do it will allow USF to provide a more real world education to the students.


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