Good university with a diverse and influential group of faculty and students
Ph.D. Researcher and Graduate Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) – Gainesville, FL – May 8, 2017
UF is a great place to work. The academics there are a close-knit bunch of folks who look out for one another. There is a great sense of collaboration and helpfulness fostered there. My main gripes working here lie with the university administration. Specifically, they insist on charging graduate assistants thousands of dollars in student fees per year, which essentially amount to charging us to work for them. Through the efforts of the GA union, we were given good healthcare, although in the last few years of my career at UF, even that was beginning to be stripped away by the administration. I think that UF needs to think seriously about how they treat their GAs if they truly want to rise to preeminence.
Relatively good pay considering cost of living, Good natural environment around campus, Great rec centers and other amenities, Good reputation
High student fees and increasingly expensive healthcare