I performed marketing and communications work and was given lots of leeway to do my work. I was given ample time and had a great work life balance. The office culture was relaxed, but business casual. My supervisor was amazing and very supportive of my work and development as an employee. The university had numerous positions open that I could move into, but none seemed like a right fit for growth at my time there. All faculty, staff, and students were supportive of the university which made for an even better company to be proud of.
Sadly, as a OPS employee I was limited on benefits such as paid time off and tuition reimbursement. These negatives did put a damper on the job as the university closes multiple times a year, sometimes for over a week, and you would not be paid because it is a holiday. They also utilize OPS employees every year in this way and allow employees to continue workin in OPS jobs for 5+ years at times before ever allowing them to transition into a staff member. This kinda policy was very sad for morale. Also, as a state job the pay is lower than private industries, but you have to weigh this with health benefit costs. Other than this, I loved every minute at USF.
Flexible work schedule, Opportunity for growth