RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology)

  www.rit.edu
  www.rit.edu

RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
166 Reviews
4.1
166 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) President William W. Destler
William W. Destler
97 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • You learn a lot from group members and from the supervisor in my case the director (in 4 reviews)

  • great place to work for 10 years (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Work that makes a good environment for students and fellow faculty and staff does not count (nor does teaching) (in 3 reviews)

  • I did not have a chance to receive any benefits due to not being full time employee, but I heard the other employees and the benefits were very good (in 4 reviews)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    in general, RIT is a good technology school and is trying to become an research based univerity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology)

    Pros

    everyone is very nice, the gym is great

    Cons

    tow much snow, the campus is not very beautiful

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Pays you to take your classes

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Notetaker in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Notetaker in Rochester, NY

    I worked at RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Loved being able to get paid for doing what I had to do anyway: go to my classes and be attentive. Being a notetaker actually helped me focus better and made me more accountable to myself. Make sure you take notes on your laptop if you can, otherwise you may not get to keep your notes at the end of the semester.

    Cons

    The pay isn't worth it if you're looking for something to significantly supplement your income, but it's easy money (get paid to go to class). You don't get to clock in if there's an exam and you aren't guaranteed to have a notetaking job each semester.

  3.  

    Food Service employees are dedicated to their jobs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Food Service Employee/Student
    Current Employee - Food Service Employee/Student

    I have been working at RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone enjoys where they are working.

    Cons

    Sometimes rules must be bent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Great place to work as a student

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology)

    Pros

    Flexible around a student's classes. Full-time staff are great and easy to work with. They are willing to train you to do more if you are willing to learn.

    Cons

    Limited hours. As a student they have a limit on the number of hours you can work in a given week.

  6.  

    Salary

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The Salary you get here is good when compared to other universities. The work culture is also very good.

    Cons

    You will not be waived to in-state tuition fee if you are an international student. YOu will not get any special scholarships.

    Recommends
  7.  

    It was okay, but bureaucratic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Saunders Technical Support
    Former Employee - Saunders Technical Support

    I worked at RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology)

    Pros

    They treat their employees well, they pay decently, and they do all the usual employee beneficial events.

    Cons

    There is a lot of bureaucracy and nothing really ever changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Benefits but Staff is Undervalued

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technician
    Current Employee - Technician

    I have been working at RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The benefits are awesome, tuition/insurance/retirement/time off, better than any other place I have heard about in the area. The atmosphere is very relaxed and employees have a good deal of freedom which is really nice. It is easy to balance work stress and personal life as long as you have your email turned off when you are off the clock (otherwise faculty and students will email you all hours of the night and weekend). Working with the students is very rewarding and with so many from different cultural backgrounds, it is probably the best part.

    Cons

    The support staff is very undervalued by the faculty. Some of the faculty are great to work with but several of them are very demanding and/or helpless. It is very discouraging. There is also no real room for growth for technical staff. I have been here for a year and a half and don't see myself making any progress in my career within the university. There just isn't anywhere to go if you work in technical support. Hourly pay is not terrible but with an MS I am being paid similar to those here with a BS only which does not seem fair. Most departments are a disorganized mess and basically get by by doing what they can to please everyone, and that is not the way to build a solid foundation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more organized. Enforce processes so that staff doesn't get taken advantage of by faculty. I understand there may not be room for growth simply because the opportunities aren't there within certain areas, but it would be nice to have more to look forward to than simply the 30 cent raise we get every year. Show more genuine appreciation toward the staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    I have been working at RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology)

    Pros

    All work is On-campus work.

    Cons

    The time limitation is short, limited work actually.

  10.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lab Assistant in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Lab Assistant in Rochester, NY

    I worked at RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work at. Nice environment and great diversity with both deaf and hearing students. You have plenty of time to finish your work. Nice co-workers and great team players. Always there to help you and guide you. IT is a great place to work.

    Cons

    The pay was not the best but manageable. I did not have a chance to receive any benefits due to not being full time employee, but I heard the other employees and the benefits were very good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Lab assistant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Computer Lab Assistant in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Computer Lab Assistant in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    relax. good pay. easy to do. there are not many trouble. you can do your own stuff.

    Cons

    low experience. Do not help you find other jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) Photos

Institute Hall
When RIT prepares for visitors, Destler personally decorates.
The winters are legendary.

+ Add Photo

Work at RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology)? Share Your Experiences

RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology)

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.