Florida International University

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Florida International University Reviews

Updated 25 September 2014
Updated 25 September 2014
158 Reviews
3.8
158 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.  

    Enjoyable but time consuming

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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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Helpful staff, made many friends

    Cons

    Pay is low, parking is terrible

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    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

  3.  

    Overall a solid company

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

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Great Holidays and a fair interview process

    Cons

    Weak Salary, Not fair raise practices

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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 for 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
  6.  

    FIU helped me develop my career in a new environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Florida International University

    Pros

    Great team, friendly and family-like environment.

    Cons

    Long time decision making process.

  7.  

    Excellent

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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 part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    excellent education in many fields

    Cons

    expensive to international students and not giving incentives to students with high GPA
    Not all the professors in the biostatistics department are carefully selected and the way they teach is not as desired. For example, Dr Khan teaching is like we are in a math class and the students are getting A but they don't understand anything, and he is not equally treating people, and you are not allowed to ask any question in the class. the student evaluate him great because he is going to give them A.

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Ok

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Florida International University

    Pros

    very international, allows you to develop yourself

    Cons

    money machine, everything is expensive, students pay lots of things, the quality of students is not excellent

  9.  

    A relaxed culture and nice environment make this a good place to work

    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Miami, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Great locations, relaxed culture. Good side benefits in the community since the university puts on events all around Miami. Accessible by bus fairly easily from Downtown.

    Cons

    No critique of FIU is complete without complaining about parking. The pricing scheme for employees is downright unfair. In software terms, there's a problem with keeping the status quo, even if it's mediocre.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more educating on the most current practices for every job, from outside the university.

  10.  

    It has good a computer science department to get involved with research.

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

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

    Pros

    There are many professors to conduct research with in CS area in south Florida.

    Cons

    Because of the population of the area, it is crowded and expensive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    I am graduate research assistant in Florida International University which it is a vibrant and fast improving university

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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 part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It has a multicultural environment and I have a chance to meet students from all over the world. Besides, working with students and professors, I learn how to be a good engineer and also a researcher

    Cons

    Engineering Center in FIU is not located in main campus. So, most of student have been deprived of using facilities in main campus.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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