Florida International University Reviews

Updated 24 August 2015
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Florida International University President Mark B. Rosenberg
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  • Benefits and work life balance are great (in 9 reviews)

  • FIU provides great benefits to it's employees (in 10 reviews)

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  • Low pay, no opportunity for advancement (in 9 reviews)

  • There are a lot of politics when making any decisions, cost of living in Miami is high, Summer in Miami can be brutal (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Great University!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Miami, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Miami, FL (US)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    fun, multicultural environment...great place for a first job.

    Cons

    not enough upward mobility and salary growth


  2. Helpful (1)

    Fun place to work, great benefits, very low salary for amount of work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the positive learning environment, the diversity of the staff and students, the arts and cultural activities

    Cons

    salary not competitive, but benefits are wonderful--but I can't pay my bills with my benefits


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great benefits & work/life balance

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Miami, FL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Florida International University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, vacation, flexibility. We have everything at FIU from a beauty salon where you can get a quick manicure/pedicure or a blow out on your lunch break to a Dry Cleaners. It is very convenient.

    Cons

    Limited to no-growth in position, low pay with raises, no C.O.L.A. Unqualified people in high positions.


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  5. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SQL Programmer in Stockbridge, GA (US)
    Current Employee - SQL Programmer in Stockbridge, GA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Florida International University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work , great benefits

    Cons

    Not the best of salary


  6. Student Assistant in the College of Business Advising

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great staff, workload is fairly simple, and they are really understanding when it comes to getting important assignments done.

    Cons

    Honestly the people who come in aren't always rays of sunshine, but that's not something the office can control.


  7. WUC

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Florida International University part-time

    Pros

    Easy job, government doesnt heavily tax.

    Cons

    staff can be annoying with rules that no one follow.


  8. Instructional Designer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peoria, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peoria, AZ (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Florida International University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, lots of training to help you get acclimated in your new job, lively atmosphere, supportive bosses and co-workers.

    Cons

    Salaries should be higher for jobs that require a "Masters" degree.


  9. Research assistant

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Miami, FL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The hours are very flexible. It fits well with my classes. My bosses are very understandable and helpful.

    Cons

    The domain of the research topic can be new and it can takes some time to understand the full concept of the research topic


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good growth experience

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Director, Faculty Development in Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Director, Faculty Development in Miami, FL (US)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, excellent benefits, beautiful campus. My current supervisor has made my time at FIU entirely worth-while. If it weren't for her, I would have left a while ago. She's incredibly knowledgeable, challenging, cutting edge, and determined to pursue a clear vision with clear goals. I'm lucky to work for her.

    Cons

    It's hard to push innovation as people seem to be okay with status quo. Sometimes people seem scared of trying new things and failing, and they don't think of risks and challenges as opportunities for further learning. Anything that seems to rock the boat is strongly opposed.

    Advice to Management

    Establish a mechanism for 360 evaluations whereby staff gets to weigh in the performance of senior leadership.


  11. Fun Place to work

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    Current Employee - IT ASSISTANT in Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - IT ASSISTANT in Miami, FL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, fun people. There are many people you meet at an international university. The job teachers.

    Cons

    Bad Salary. They pay could be higher considering this public university makes a lot of money.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on student's needs instead of the money expanding will bring through.



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