Florida International University

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Florida International University Reviews

Updated 21 October 2014
Updated 21 October 2014
165 Reviews
3.8
165 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 8 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Pay is low, parking is terrible (in 6 reviews)

  • For job seekers outside of the South Florida market, please note: the cost of living in Miami is quite high (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    An overall positive experience and valuable learning opportunity.

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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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I truly enjoyed working at Florida International University (FIU) South Campus. Prior to working at FIU, I was employed by a small college with very limited resources. While at FIU, I worked in a well-equipped and stocked laboratory and wanted for nothing in terms of supplies. I was able to attend classes around my work schedule, and received invaluable training opportunities that still serve me well, 10 years after my employment there. I would encourage qualified job seekers in the South Florida area to apply to FIU, as there is opportunity for growth and development.

    Cons

    I have no complaints about FIU per se, as my experience was quite positive. For job seekers outside of the South Florida market, please note: the cost of living in Miami is quite high. Several of my colleagues lived outside of Miami-Dade county and commuted to work daily. The drive was simply too far for me, so I searched and found an affordable apartment in a nearby, older neighborhood.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

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

    I have been working at Florida International University as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice relaxed environment, Room to grow intellectually

    Cons

    Nothing really. If possible more money

  3.  

    Great people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Florida International University

    Pros

    - team oriented - positive atmosphere

    Cons

    - large size of university sometimes leads to inconsistency in quality of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - more opportunities for discussion

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Florida International University

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Miami is a great city. FIU has great students.

    Cons

    Administration is not so efficient. Local IT industry is not well developed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Adjunct professor

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Miami, FL (US)

    I have been working at Florida International University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    loyal to adjunct professor and will continue to work with you on a semester by semester basis

    Cons

    Pay is low.
    is only able to offer 1-2 courses a semester

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    High Standards

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of support, unique and encouraging environment.

    Cons

    Politics heavily influence most decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and stop worrying so much about appearances.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Decent atmosphere but people can to be somewhat clannish.

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in Miami, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Miami, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    FIU has great benefits, including portable retirement benefit, excellent healthcare benefits. Great work schedule in a laid-back atmosphere.

    Cons

    People can be somewhat unprofessional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be careful not to allow inept supervisors to drive away talented individuals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Associate Director

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Miami, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Environment and vast mix of cultures

    Cons

    It seemt to be difficult to move up once you reach a certain level.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Enjoyable but time consuming

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Helpful staff, made many friends

    Cons

    Pay is low, parking is terrible

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Assistant Professor

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Florida International University

    Pros

    Good place to work, good environment, great people to work with, very good and appreciative students, flexible working hours

    Cons

    New school, not known nation wide, hard to compete with other well known and old schools, especially in Florida

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