As an assistant you're a glorified waitress. The doctors (residents) have to do all the procedures on their own. Each assistant was in charge of keeping about 7 dr's areas stocked and if they page over the intercom they need anything you bring it. Not chairside but a really good place to learn about ortho if you're new to it. They did everything from TADs to lab work to indirect bonding. I don't use much of the information I learned there at any of the offices I've been to since but it gives you a sense of confidence when moving on that you've learned something while working there. Summer months Memorial Day - Labor Day are M-Th position and "winter" months is a 1/2 day on Friday's. I think I remember most days were 8-6 and assistants opened at 7:30ish. Great benefits. You can earn a degree while working there but the classes are limited to what's available around the schedule. Assistants can be super catty and judgmental but that's when I worked there with a "younger" crowd. I'm not sure if those girls still work there.
Adjunct Professor - English Language Program (Former Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – November 1, 2018
I was hired over a month prior to the classes starting, we had 3 meetings. The 3rd meeting which was 4 days before the term was to begin, the program manager told me and 1 other teacher, NO CLASSES...they kept just one teacher. We were assured this was an accident and told to keep in touch. Thanks! Well I did. The same manager told me the problem was fixed and I was hired again...had to go through all the same paper work...odd. I taught the term. I was given a course-book based on Ted Talks, but the classroom had No Audio, No Visual and NO WHITEBOARD? I was given a paper pad to write on. The students and I found an available classroom with a Whiteboard and requested a change. The room also had a projector, but the bulb was burnt out...they never replaced it (10 weeks) .
I had 3 meetings asking if there would be teaching over the Summer, if not no problem just give me time to make a plan for my summer. The same manager emphatically insisted that I stay and they need me. Two days before the end of the term, that manager told me the enrollment was a little light and they could not keep me for Summer...??? NO NOTICE after then entire term saying "Awesome" "We need you" ...Also the hiring person, made several vulgar and crude jokes, one time using heavy expletives about the foreign students not thinking they were around, luckily they didn't hear as entering the testing room. Also the person who observed me said I had no rubric for the Speech portion of my exam when that rubric was given to the students and in front of me on my desk. I emailed that in followingmore... the test.less
decent pay, they don't bother you, but that's because so aloof...
terrible management, no support, inappropriate jokes, unprofessional observation
Assistant Director of Admissions (Current Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – September 12, 2018
If you are a self motivated individual who wants to learn and takes on challenges you will go far in this environment and have no shortage of opportunity. The staff that work here are very caring and the students are motivated and intelligent.
Education benefits, paid time off, free activities and gym
Financial Aid Student Assistant (Former Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – August 29, 2018
First year of college and I decided to do work study. I met many wonderful people during this short period of time. It required a lot of patience but eventually you get the hang of it and everything starts to flow.
It is a nice place to work but there are some issues. The pay is not the best since it is a university. My main problem is that there is no room for advancement within the company. Usually they will look for people outside the university instead of within.
There isn't a lot required when working on campus. You actually learn a lot from working for a help desk. Additionally, learning how to speak to different kinds of people is a great learning experience.
This position was a starter for computer operations
Computer Operator II (Former Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – November 24, 2017
This was a starter position to work in the computer field and learned a lot about working with computer hardware. Built 2 computer labs using TRS 80 and converted them to work with a mainframe. This job had a laid back environment