University of Rhode Island

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at University of Rhode Island

Pros

Nice Campus (Kingston)

You get to know everyone in your department.

Lively student body.

One you get to know one or two people you have a network that can help you find out what you need to do to attempt to get things done.

Cons

Do not get faculty privileges at campus events, you are treated like an normal citizen and are sometimes not allowed to partake in events.

Very old train of thought.

You need to make and keep connections to actually get even the smallest thing done.

Poor financial system... accounting office only has open hours once a week.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make it more about what you know than who you know. Hire more secretaries sharing between departments to help cut costs means you get your work done but not anyone else.

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    Former Employee - Circulation Desk Help in Kingston, RI
    Former Employee - Circulation Desk Help in Kingston, RI

    I worked at University of Rhode Island part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Welcoming, Fun, Awesome, inspiring, helpful

    Cons

    None, none, none, none, none

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    A lot of great colleagues, but salaries need major realignment and some longtime administrators need to move on

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kingston, RI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kingston, RI

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with
    Good environment
    The University is rapidly expanding and moving forward

    Cons

    Some longtime administrators are holding back progress and can't trust up-and-coming leaders to make decisions.
    Some salaries are way out of alignment with market values. The leadership of many departments know this and have come up with creative ways to give higher salaries through some wacky justifications. The state really needs to let URI take control of their own personnel and adjust salaries in place without having to jump through hoops in order to recruit and retain bright people. I hear they are making progress on this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to push for independence in making personnel decisions without state interference and realign salaries with market values. You cannot expect to recruit and retain quality faculty/staff when, for example, some staff positions require a master's degree and pay less than $40,000. What do you think you will get?

    Also, some of the long-serving administrators need to go. They may have done a great job in the past but now you really need fresh thinking, new ideas, and innovation that they are holding up.

    Doesn't Recommend
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