Florida International University

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Florida International University Reviews

Updated 17 November 2014
Updated 17 November 2014
171 Reviews
3.7
171 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)

  • 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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  1.  

    This university has great diversity.

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    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
  2.  

    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

  3.  

    It`s very happy to work here. A lot of events in campus

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

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

    Pros

    Cause the university is in Miami. There are a lot of fun to live here. Go west you can enjoy the nature life of everglades, Go east you can enjoy the signature Miami beach life, Go north is the Orlado, all kinds of human-made resorts, Go south is the Florida Keys. Life is really good.

    Cons

    The salary is a little bit low. The university is in latino community, a lot of persons can`t speak English, such as restaurant, supermarket, autoshop etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It`s not a good place to conduct research, the culture of this university is make money. So if you work here, you can find a lot of fun to seeking foundation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good work life balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, Good Work-life balance, Easy to approach upper management

    Cons

    Low Pay, Slow growth, no internal promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider internal promotions and motivate employees to grow internally

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Learning Assistance

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

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

    Pros

    Help students 1 on 1.
    Good base pay
    Refresher material in case you forgot.

    Cons

    Students never show up to learning sessions.
    Bad communication between teacher and assistants so you go into class without knowing what to prep for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow learning assistance ample time to prep prior to going to class to establish confidence in the students that they know the material they are supposed to assist with

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great University but still growing.

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    Former Employee - Coordinator, Administrative Services in Miami, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Coordinator, Administrative Services in Miami, FL (US)

    I worked at Florida International University full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to start working as a full-time employee.

    Cons

    After taking on a supervisory role, growing further in the university can be a challenge for young professionals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to your young professionals to hone their growth and development. Experienced employees must learn to change their traditional office cultures to benefit the university in furthering their success. Managers need to spread their delegating to more employees rather than giving multiple responsibilities to young professionals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    10 years and still here!

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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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, good benefits, professional development opportunities.

    Cons

    Parking is expensive and difficult to find, and salaries are stagnant.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Graduate Assistant

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

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

    Pros

    Nice University, better than its reputation in other countries.

    Cons

    no no no no no (5 words)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    so far so good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It is a good place

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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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Can involve in both academic and other extra curricular activities

    Cons

    The stipend is enough just to survive as the living cost is high in Miami

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Management is scary bad

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    Former Employee - Senior Instructor in Miami, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Instructor in Miami, FL (US)

    I worked at Florida International University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits

    Cons

    The academic politics are out of control. Compliance is valued - innovation is not. Those in positions of power have no idea how to treat intelligent, motivated employees. All admins care about is their pay check - students are so far down the list its an abomination.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Require everyone from the President down who supervises employees to take advanced classes in HR and management. Stop hiring faculty that can't speak English or speak so poorly that the students can't understand what they are talking about.

    Fire the dean of the business school, he is on his way ruining everything the previous dean built. He is getting rid of long term faculty and admin and replacing them with him own people at very high salaries.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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