University of Rhode Island

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kingston, RI
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kingston, RI

I have been working at University of Rhode Island full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Great mid-entry level position; great place to find a mentor.

Cons

Not a lot of opportunity for autonomy.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Recognize the importance of effectiveness in meetings and value trustworthiness as qualities that should be in the workplace

Recommends
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    About 20 years behind the times administratively

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Rhode Island full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Geography - near the ocean, lovely communities in which to live, easy access to major highway, between Boston and New York. As with any higher education institution, paid time off is good and work/life balance is there. However, there are plenty of private organizations where the same could be said.

    Cons

    Salaries are not competitive, extremely low. Decades ago the benefits combined with the salary provided a good compensation package. Now, the combination provides a below market compensation package. There is no workforce development. Administratively fragmented. Not a clear vision from the top to ensure everyone is working towards the same goals. Compliance and ethics receive just lip service. Our business is students, but often customer service is the last thing we focus on. State support for higher ed is pitiful. Everyone is asked to do the work of 3 people because funding is so poor. Heavy labor relations presents many challenges.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a new corporate culture from the top down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Graduate student funding is an afterthought at URI!

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Kingston, RI
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Kingston, RI

    I worked at University of Rhode Island part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to build, strengthen, and diversify your teaching experience. Faculty is often open to graduate assistant ideas on adding new courses and improving existing course content, presentation, and organization.

    Cons

    No guaranteed funding for summers, horrible health insurance, no dental coverage, policies frequently change from year-to-year, poor leadership and management with zero accountability at every level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you stop exploiting graduate assistants as low-cost moneymakers and start making a serious commitment to their development as young professionals, maybe you would get more out of them and even attract better caliber students.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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