Florida International University

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Florida International University Reviews

Updated 22 August 2014
Updated 22 August 2014
148 Reviews

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148 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • FIU has great benefits, including portable retirement benefit, excellent healthcare benefits (in 9 reviews)

  • Good work/life balance depending on the job (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • For job seekers outside of the South Florida market, please note: the cost of living in Miami is quite high (in 4 reviews)

  • Lack of communication between departments (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Florida International University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits and work life balance are great.

    Cons

    Low pay, no opportunity for advancement.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good for academic purpose

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Miami, FL (US)

    I have been working at Florida International University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Low paid salary since I was studing.

    Cons

    Very friendly and supportive faculties.

  3.  

    Graduate Student and Teaching Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Florida International University

    Pros

    This university provides a good value for local students.

    Cons

    A focus an expansive growth of student population without an accompanying expansion of insfrastructure hs created an overcrowded campus.

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    Overall, I have a good experience working at FIU. But it also depends on the department you work in.

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    Current Employee - Senior Accountant  in  Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Miami, FL (US)

    I have been working at Florida International University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Its has good employee benefits, such as tuition waiver, low cost health insurance, opportunity to advance within the university. It is a good environment to work in.

    Cons

    Of course, salary is lower than in private organization in general. Salary increase is no less deceiving. You have to really fight for an increase, based on personal experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fight for a good raise for your employees when they work hard.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Your experience will depend on the department

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    Current Employee - Program Assistant  in  Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Program Assistant in Miami, FL (US)

    I have been working at Florida International University part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people. Health insurance, training. I've been lucky., I worked with great people. I worked with the writing center, the English department and the Humanities center. All 3 departments have great training and awesome helpful people.

    Cons

    To be fair, I did not experience this myself. I'm just going by interactions I've seen between my peers and their management. My confusion? Some people in management shouldn't be there. Some departments have a petty and hostile environment. Others are just extremely lax. You end up doing the management's work in addition to your own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'd advise administration to be a bit more careful about who gets promoted to management. Some people very obviously see other managers as competition and end up bickering more than working. Others see their employees as workhorses. It makes the experience at FIU inconsistent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Bad administration

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    Current Employee - Program Coordinator  in  Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Miami, FL (US)

    I have been working at Florida International University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits as far as health, vacation, and sick.

    Cons

    The administration is horrible. You can spend weeks waiting for someone to turn a call or email. Students are definitely not a priority, the faculty are. Higher administration only cares about the amount of money faculty bring in, not the students. I had HUNDREDS of students walk into my office complaining that nobody is able to help them. No matter the department or office, students are thrown to the bottom. Staff does whatever they want as far as hours or vacation, because nobody cares. They take time off during the busiest time of the year or they show up to work at 11 am. It seems as if nobody really cared. If you ever want a raise....GOOD LUCK! That will never happen. After years of negotiation, the university finally increased our salaries by 1%!! It's absurd and insulting. Also, there is absolutely no space to grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe you should actually MANAGE. The way the university runs is horrible. The students should be priority, not you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    It's and ok environment to work in.

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    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Miami, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Miami, FL (US)

    I worked at Florida International University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent company benefits, ability to extend and complete your education and or if you have a child they can complete their education. Good work life balance, basically you will be able to have quality time with your family. If you value helping students complete their higher education this is the place to be! The greatest satisfaction is attending graduation and watching your students receive their degree. It will leave you speechless knowing you were a part of the process.

    Cons

    lots of red tape, takes time to get things through the chain of command, moderate compensation, lots of politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider how to make processes more efficient for staff, faculty as well as students.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Lots of opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL (US)

    I have been working at Florida International University full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I've been able to work in several areas of the University which has given me a great overview of how it all works. Colleagues are, for the most part, really nice people who work well together

    Cons

    I've found it very tough to get raises over the years. It is a state-assisted University so that probably plays a part in that. State funding has been cut to all public universities in Florida year after year. University Leadership doesn't often provide input as to their expectations. It is common to have to develop plans, reports, projects, etc. and then have the boss react to it, as opposed to getting input at the beginning stage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to what your people have to say.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A place with potential for great things.

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    Current Employee - Office Assistant  in  Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Miami, FL (US)

    I have been working at Florida International University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Stable environment with plenty of opportunities and growth

    Cons

    Can be hard to move up, stagnant feeling at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement innovative techniques to improve employee satisfaction and reduce turnover.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Miami's University

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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator  in  Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Miami, FL (US)

    I have been working at Florida International University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    FIU provides great benefits to it's employees. The atmosphere is positive, promotes school spirit and comradery amongst staff and students alike and opportunities are available for furthering ones education, even as a full-time employee.

    Cons

    Parking during the fall & spring semesters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Paperwork can sometimes be daunting and it seems that too many people are assigned to complete the same task.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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