Was a graduate student there. Didn't really like how the program was managed or how they treated particular students versus others. They paid well for how little work you were required to do, but they expected unreasonable things from students as far as work, course load, qualifying and candidacy exams, research, etc. all together. Overall, I'd recommend you not go here for grad school.
Senior Maintenance Supervisor (Former Employee) – Lake Nona, FL – December 4, 2017
I enjoyed everyday that I spent at UCF. Great culture and excellent opportunity for advancement. If you work hard, you are rewarded. Only left due to travel distance from my home to the satellites campus’s where I was transferred after accepting a promotion
Patient Service Specialist (Current Employee) – Orlando, FL – November 30, 2017
If you are looking for job security and a slow work pace, this is the place for you. If you have a progressive attitude, the pace of change is particularly slow. Overall, not a bad place to work. Enjoy my coworkers and immediate management. Upper leadership could be better.
Research Intern (Former Employee) – Orlando, FL – November 27, 2017
This was my first semi-professional job working on computer vision research. I was able to go out in the field and gather data along with working on algorithms at the office. Overall, a great first professional job.
Coordinator II, Academic Support Services (Former Employee) – Orlando, FL – November 20, 2017
Working at UCF was great, especially the benefits that are offered to employees. The University has great pride and wants to see their employees succeed (i.e. offering 2 free courses per semester, wellness fairs, etc). The PTO benefits were amazing and the health insurance couldn't be beat.
The only negative I would say is that the college that I worked for, there was a lot of hand holding and coddling of the students. It is very hard to be promoted and/or advance.
Great PTO, Great Environment
Felt like babysitting adults, inconsistent policies
This job entailed purchasing hardware and software (with approval) and installing numerous work stations, a network and a file server. Overall it was a great part time job right on campus to make some money as a student at UCF.
Locksmith and Access Technician (Former Employee) – Orlando, FL – November 14, 2017
Bringing friends and buddies from a previous job such as Universal Studios causes an unproductive environment. Over paid and inexperienced management reduces production and moral. In 1year I had 4 different managers. Non of them knew anything about what my job entailed nor how to manage employees. I don't think my last manager had any education beyond high school and it showed.
Student Director of Pegasus Palooza (Former Employee) – Orlando, FL – November 8, 2017
I loved working here as a student. I learned a lot about myself and my work ethic. The culture was nice and very family like. The best part of the job was the constant support. The worst part of the job was it was only 9-5, there were no weekends or hours after 5pm.
Constant changes within management trickles down to staff. Never consistent. Management does not look for the best interest of their staff. Always seek ways to look for the bad in an employee instead of the positives and/or what an employee does well.
As a supplemental instruction leader, I have become so much better as a student. UCF has created and environment where everyone works together to learn and grow. I love it here and I wouldn't trade working here for the world.
You get paid to exercise while motivating your peers
Group Exercise Instructor (Current Employee) – Orlando, FL – October 22, 2017
Group Exercise Instructing is an awesome opportunity to get paid to do what everyone should try to do anyways- stay health! As instructors we motivate our peers to keep pushing through, format classes that progress with our recurring patrons and overall have a great time leading people through difficult workouts
Personally, I learned a lot under my guiding professor, while not putting too much pressure on my studies. From other student's perspective however, that experience varies from professor to professor so your mileage may vary.
As a student working in the role of TA, I was granted an opportunity to communicate topics I had previously learned to other students and, in turn, augment my own understanding of said material. Great place to work for academics (duh)
Good example of what working after college is like. There's no immediate pressure when you walk in, but you should know that you should get to work. Always felt nice and getting in the work mode when walking in. People and professors are all welcoming if you need to ask a question or talk to someone.
My tasks included set up and breakdown of stage equipment for artists and entertainers. Equipment rentals throughout the UCF campus. Event staff was responsible for maintaining a functional arena for guests to come and enjoy the shows we hosted.