Rice University

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Broadly speaking a fantastic place for academic research in science and engineering.

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Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Houston, TX

I have been working at Rice University full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Very research-friendly environment.
Pretty agile administration for what concerns grants and facilities.
Great undergraduate students who make the teaching part quite enjoyable, facilitated also by the small class size.
Benefits are reasonably good.
Houston is quite a great city, though not pretty, and it has been getting better noticeably.
It may sound trite, but cost of living, housing, are significantly cheaper than probably any other large city.

Cons

Benefits are not as good as one would think.
Real estate market has gone up quite steeply in the central parts of the metropolitan area ("inside the loop").
In the last five years there seems to have been an explosion of the size of the administration, while at the same time faculty hires have not enjoyed the same expansion.
I have lost count of how many vice-provost, associate-dean, and permutations, have been created! Never a good sign.

Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rice University

    Pros

    Good benefits, Good Hours and great staff

    Cons

    Pay may be low but off set by good benefits

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    Great place to work in if you can overlook the salary

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Rice University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Innovative place with high quality research.

    Cons

    Low pay compared to other universities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rent is raising all around Houston, especially the old and cheap apt around school is being teared down, provide more stipend or build new housings!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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