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Florida International University Reviews

Updated 19 August 2014
Updated 19 August 2014
145 Reviews

3.9
145 Reviews
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Florida International University President Mark B. Rosenberg
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Tutor in the learning center

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    Former Employee - Tutor  in  Miami, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Tutor in Miami, FL (US)

    Pros

    Working with students is extremely enjoyable. Many are very appreciative and thankful. Hours and schedule are flexible, and it's probably the best job a student can have.

    Cons

    Typical "office politics", dealing with coworkers and supervisors. Thirty minute tutoring sessions are too short. Working with college students that don't know fractions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase tutoring sessions to 1 hour is my main suggestion.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Florida International University is a outstanding university with a diverse field of jobs.

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    Former Employee - Library Assistant  in  Miami, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Library Assistant in Miami, FL (US)

    Pros

    Great environment to work at and to gain experience. Very Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Compensation was the worse for me but that's because I worked In the library as a Librarian Assistant. $8/hour.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice, they are doing okay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A complete disaster of an organization

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    Former Employee - Enrollment Advisor  in  Miami, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Enrollment Advisor in Miami, FL (US)

    Pros

    I spent over a year working there and I can honestly say that there are no pros to being employed by FIU Online. There are absolutely no redeeming qualities that I could point to. Every day is worse than the next. Unless you're desperate for a paycheck, you'd be much happier working somewhere else.

    Cons

    There are too many cons to mention in this small section, but it begins with a total lack of leadership, strategy or competence. The entire management structure of FIU Online is incapable of making a correct decision, on any issue, ever. To offer a comparison, if the management of FIU Online ran a funeral parlor, nobody would die.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management would be to fire themselves if they really care about the quality of the education they're currently offering their online students.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Very good.

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

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers.
    Reasonable salary.
    Good timings.
    Excellent environment.
    Less interruption from others.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities.
    Low-paced environment.
    The overall hiring system should be better.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Graduate Studies at FIU

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    Current Employee - Computer Support Specialist  in  Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Computer Support Specialist in Miami, FL (US)

    Pros

    Revised and Easy Syllabus Blend of management and technology

    Cons

    Lack Of Job Opportunities, Technology needs to be looked at

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Plenty of work and even more people out to destroy your good name and reputation.

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

    Pros

    Health benefits were pretty good

    Cons

    Cant pay me enough to endure so much drama and lack of professionalism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    quite a good university, easy to get your master degree and have a lot of time to do your stuff.

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

    Pros

    easy work, cover insurance and tuition fee. the professor will not push you so much.

    Cons

    Not a good chance to practice your skills and the organization is a little loose.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    offer more job opportunities to our master and undergraduate students and found more organizations of ECE Department.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    GA at FIU

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice relaxed environment, supportive colleagues. GA position came with a tuition waiver so this helped tremendously in making college affordable. Plus, gained experience in my chosen field.

    Cons

    Nothing really remarkable springs to mind. Perhaps student offices could be upgraded with faster computer, etc. and generally more modern office equipment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Pays well but classes are limited

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor  in  Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Miami, FL (US)

    Pros

    Pays better than most adjuncting jobs

    Cons

    Few classes are available each semester

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent Education program

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    Current Employee - Student Ops  in  Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Student Ops in Miami, FL (US)

    Pros

    great professors who are willing to help when asked

    Cons

    some programs were not readily available every semester

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide more variety of classes available every semester

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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