Overall a good place for benefits provided by the State of Florida. Change in management causes a lot of confusion, being that there is an option to replace long-time staff at will, not due to you not knowing and doing your job thoroughly.
Helping students with chemistry, I learned about collaboration and more about the subject, good management, great coworkers, hardest part was helping students who had little understanding of the subject
IT technical support Operator (Current Employee) – Miami, FL – July 9, 2018
The offices at Florida International University are small yet comfortable. The co-workers in the office are kind and inviting. The pay is reasonable and about 20 hours a week are given no more than 30 hours though.
Data entry and database management (Former Employee) – Miami, FL – July 2, 2018
A typical work day is nine to 5 pm with a one hour lunch. Where you work, which department, management, and your specific role, all affect your work experience. I for one enjoy the FIU culture and the rest is what you make it.
The days started with data analysis and data management of the Professor's project. I learned the management skills. I had the knowledge of data management and data analysis from the coursework I had taken But lacked management skills. The workplace culture is pretty good. The hardest part of the job was initial days of data analysis with 200k data entries. But I accustomed to the skills. The most enjoyable part is the job-friendly environment.
FIU is a satisfactory place to work. The faculty and staff I've come to know are committed to higher education and conducting quality research. Admission standards should be tightened; I instructed too many students who are not able to formulate a coherent sentence, much less a coherent, well organized paragraph or paper. Admitting these students is a disservice to the students themselves and the professors tasked with evaluating their elementary level work within a higher education framework.
Aramark is a separate corporation from FIU and they themselves treat workers well and are very understanding. FIU itself will toss you under the bus with no consideration and without warning. Unless you are a business, engineer, or science related major, you may as well be an ant they can step on at any minute. Aramark at least treats everyone equal and is very positive towards you in hoping your succeed in whatever you plan on doing.
Free meals, flexible position, rewards for positive reviews
Program Specialist (Current Employee) – Miami, FL – June 12, 2018
have been working at Florida International University (More than 5 years). It is a good place to work as it has been ranked in the past. And I also just became a student which is great because as an employee i get free credits.
great benefits, paid vacation. excellent work/life balance - leave the work at work.
too much politics, nothing ever gets done bc of bureaucracy
Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Miami, FL – June 9, 2018
Under the supervision of Dr. Anthony Mcgoron, Brandon Dinner conducted research to optimize a waterin- oil protocol to create chitosan-PVA cross-linked microspheres. • The microspheres serve as "vehicles," delivering chemotherapeutic drugs and imaging agents to cancer sites.
There needs to be an adjustment in management due to lack of organization and the job being treated like a government position. People are working to just collect a paycheck instead of working to improve the work place. The negativity outweighs the positive reinforcement. I don't know if this is due to pressure from the higher ups or just something normal. There is room ultimately for improvement.
interesting experience for a short term contract / assignment
contractor (Former Employee) – Miami, FL – May 30, 2018
Good environment. Hardest part of the job was to get a hold of the Vice Provost who contracted the work, almost impossible to get a hold of her. This limited the opportunities to develop further work with the institution.