Secure position, good benefits, low pay
Staff Member (Current Employee) – Tampa, FL – February 11, 2018
USF is huge; it has over 49,000 students and 15,000 employees. As such a job in one area may be incredibly different than a job in another. There are good managers and poor ones; some departments are understaffed and the work load is heavy while others have a strong team of dedicated employees that share the burden; and the workers may just be passing through while taking classes or they might have been at USF for 30+ years.
Some seemingly universal truths persist: the pay is less than you'd get in the private sector, but the benefits are generous compared to many places. Staff and administrative employees can have tuition waived for classes. And you're not in danger of losing your job if the market suddenly turns, as USF is a public university and not reliant solely on donations and tuition like private universities.
Overall it's a good place to make a career, but not to make money unless you're looking to get into teaching, research, or high level administration.
Good benefits, secure position, continuing education
Low pay, hit-or-miss experience depending on location and role.