Florida International University

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Florida International University Reviews

Updated 15 December 2014
Updated 15 December 2014
179 Reviews
3.8
179 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance, basically you will be able to have quality time with your family (in 9 reviews)

  • FIU has great benefits, including portable retirement benefit, excellent healthcare benefits (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • low pay and lack of opportunity to advance (in 9 reviews)

  • compared to peers in other state universities in FL, pay is low when Miami cost of living is high (in 5 reviews)

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    Technician Aide

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Florida International University

    Pros

    The pros of working here is being on campus and being able to go straight to class afterwards.

    Cons

    The pay could be higher, but its a University so what do you expect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If someone has been there over 2 years, please give them a raise.

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    Graduate research assistant at FIU

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    • Culture & Values
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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 part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Ample funding opportunities and lab facility for working in BME, Electrical and material engineering area.

    Cons

    I don't' see many cons other than a slightly lousy management system, may be because it Miami!!

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    Good Research Institution

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Researching Assistant in Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Researching Assistant in Miami, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Good Weather. Very productive group, cutting edge facilities

    Cons

    University staff seems not efficiency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Student

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Student in Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Student in Miami, FL (US)

    I have been working at Florida International University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It's been good so far

    Cons

    I do not have anything bad to say

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more job opportunities for international students

  6.  

    Great place

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Miami, FL (US)

    I have been working at Florida International University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good insurance, nice atmosphere. Working for the benefit of society is rewarding.

    Cons

    low pay and lack of opportunity to advance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Political Leadership in the Academy

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Professor
    Former Employee - Associate Professor

    I worked at Florida International University

    Pros

    Situated in south western Miami-Dade county. The university serves a diverse student body. Some very talented faculty.

    Cons

    The political nature of promotion, retention, and tenure sets the stage for power struggles between and among faculty for leverage and security. Older faculty have little confidence they can advance in rank, as benchmarks change with the university's ongoing revision to its mission statement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Foster shared governance principles and discipline appropriate policies for RPT for each college. Discourage power blocks among senior faculty in unit governance. Establish a clear mission statement that promotes academic life, equity among units, schools, and colleges, and teaching, research, and service mission of the university.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work for at this location not others.

    Former Employee - IT ASSISTANT
    Former Employee - IT ASSISTANT

    I worked at Florida International University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone is smart and educated. There is no stress working in the media department. The manager is understanding and reasonable. The hours are flexible.

    Cons

    To little bit of hours the max is 20.

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    low pay, little support, sort of friendly

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in North Miami, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in North Miami, FL (US)

    I worked at Florida International University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people at FIU are sort of friendly. The president of the university seems very friendly and intelligent, and he tries very hard to portray the school positively in the community.

    Cons

    I found the majority to be overworked and underpaid. There isn't much room for growth unless someone dies or moves on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    This university has great diversity.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Miami, FL (US)

    I have been working at Florida International University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    This university has great diversity. It is top 10 university in annual enrollment number.

    Cons

    A young university, established in 1965, which still need some improvements.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Research assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Florida International University

    Pros

    Interesting projects that I was able to work on

    Cons

    Low pay and no room to negotiate salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase wage

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