Florida International University

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Florida International University Reviews

Updated 8 September 2014
Updated 8 September 2014
155 Reviews
3.8
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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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  1.  

    Overall a solid company

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Excellent

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    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.

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  5.  

    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

  6.  

    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.

  7.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    depends on the department you work in

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Florida International University

    Pros

    Benefits, Tuition reimbursement, flexible work hours for students, sometimes great bosses and coworkers depending on your department. Great for a first job after graduating.

    Cons

    giant bureaucracy that doesn't reward hard work. Organizational structure reduces accountability and fosters a "not my job" attitude.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Salary and promotion should be based on performance, not seniority or pay-scales.
    This is demotivating and encourages people to only work hard enough to keep their jobs.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    Inspiring and fun work atmosphere

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Florida International University

    Pros

    Stunning campus, beautiful work environment, tons of options for lunch
    Leadership team listens
    Creative and open atmosphere
    Great team
    I feel valued
    Surrounded by ambitious students who inspire you and keep you young

    Cons

    Red tape
    Small budgets
    Too much bureaucracy
    Running out of space on campus - some departments have to rent offices offsite to fit their staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let's try to improve the hiring process - it takes months!

  11.  

    Tutor in the learning center

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

    I worked at Florida International University part-time for more than a year

    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

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