My job as a teaching assistant was very simple, and I had clear instructions from the professor in how to complete the tasks that were given to me. The hard part about the job is the interaction between student and I regarding their grades.
Student (Former Employee) – Gainesville, FL – December 18, 2016
Unpaid position where I assisted with research in the performance psychology lab at the University of Florida. Learned a lot about basic research methods as well as how to use various computer programs required of our lab.
Application Developer & Analyst II (Former Employee) – Gainesville, FL – November 10, 2016
After spending enough time at UF, it is apparent that no matter your skill set, you'll never be accepted, trusted, or listened to until you've been at the institution for at least 10 years. People are very closed minded, avoid change wherever possible and don't care to do anything except the minimum effort to keep their paycheck flowing.
Very secure, decent benefits, but little growth potential and low pay
Systems Analyst (Former Employee) – Gainesville, FL – November 2, 2016
Our department was one of the lowest paying on the campus. Growth potential was quite stagnant because most people stay there for many years or until retirement. Benefits were decent. Leave compensation (Vac/Holiday/Sick) was better than most places, but was being reduced frequently by the director before I left. I loved working with some of my coworkers, and continue to stay in touch with them, but did not work well with others. The campus is beautiful and I enjoyed taking a walk during lunch.
Compliance Audit Specialist II (Former Employee) – Gainesville, FL – October 28, 2016
Typical state job to work for. Family members are hired and promoted before regular employees. I was lucky to get more certifications but never got more money. Hardest part of the job was Management and them hiring friends.
Assistant Director (Current Employee) – College of Medicine, Dean's Office – October 25, 2016
earn 4 weeks of vacation a year and have paid holidays. health benefits are wonderful! worked there for over 20 years until the new manager decided he wanted someone else in the role...unfortunately there is no protection for employees - you are at the mercy of management
Help Desk Customer Service (Former Employee) – Gainesville, FL – October 21, 2016
Answering all in coming calls to UF, transferring to proper office or personnel. The most enjoyable part was customer service. The hardest part of the job was no personal interaction with the public except over the phone.
Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Gainesville, GA – October 16, 2016
Your day doesn't start until close to 9:00 am ( a typical Florida life style) which gives you enough time to do your morning exercise, etc... Normally the day is completed by about 5:00 and since the town is small you get to have the rest of your evening for your self. Co-workers usually mind their own business.
Sr Clerk (Former Employee) – Gainesville, FL – October 13, 2016
A typical day was to pay invoices. To go in and look at the grants to see if any money needed to be moved. The hardest part was to keep a watch on the grants and to make sure the money was being spent right and if it was not to move the charge to a grant that would support the charge.
I had the best co-workers because everyone was willing to help any where it was needed. there was no It's not my job. It was how can I help.
I learned a lot of how the University works.
The most enjoyable part of my job was my co-workers. They made it pleasant to come to work.