RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology)
4.0 of 5 132 reviews
www.rit.edu Rochester, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) Reviews

Updated Jul 6, 2014
RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) – Rochester – “Institute Hall”

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4.0 132 reviews

                             

95% Approve of the CEO

RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) President William W. Destler

William W. Destler

(78 ratings)

87% of employees recommend this company to a friend
132 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "great place to work for 10 years"
    in 5 reviews
  • "You learn a lot from group members and from the supervisor in my case the director"
    in 3 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work that makes a good environment for students and fellow faculty and staff does not count (nor does teaching)"
    in 3 reviews
  • "It's a large school and people can be hard to reach"
    in 2 reviews
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    Had a great experience building up an initiative from scratch.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Rochester, NY

    ProsGreat benefits, pleasant setting, but mostly wonderful people full of creativity and innovative thoughts in an expansive atmosphere of expansion and growth.

    ConsOverall, stretching themselves too thin, trying to do too much with too few resources and not enough creativity and innovation in the administrative sector.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo a few things well; hire the right people; give them the resources to get the job done; trust them and delegate responsibility to them.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Really great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosstaff andstudents are really great

    ConsAdministration change was really painful

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    Good

    Graduate Student (Current Employee)
    Rochester, NY

    ProsGood coop programs, Flexbility in taking classes from other fields

    ConsNot much research in mechanical expecially in automotive

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    nice place to work

    Graduate Student Worker (Former Employee)
    Rochester, NY

    Prossmall and flexible (relatively) organization, good interpersonal relationship with adequate professionalism

    Consthe institute itself is not so prominent nation wide

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Webmaster (Current Employee)
    Rochester, NY

    ProsExcellent Facilities and Staff. Great work environment. Managers that are care about your success. Flexible work schedule. The ability to contribute to future enrollment and student success

    ConsWorking in an enrollment department with technology needs and interfacing with IT support from another department was challenging. Interfacing old and new technology was troublesome at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep hiring Grad Assistants!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent Workplace with good benefits for students

    Development Assistant (Former Employee)
    Rochester, NY

    ProsThe employees are nice and helpful to the student workers. There are plenty of individuals to network with.

    ConsThe hours and pay rate are low compared to other position available for students off campus.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the student workers in the loop a little more on some project. Further explain the context of the project at hand.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Mechanical Engineering Teacher's Assistant

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe mechanical engineering department is an excellent department to work for, offering it's student employees a job tailored to busy schedules.

    ConsGrading fellow students work can be a challenge at times.

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    The research assistant position at RIT is stressful, but a lot of fun for someone interested in research.

    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee)
    Rochester, NY

    ProsIt is fun, challenging. Helps tune the mind for the corporate world. Helps cultivate excellent problem solving skills.

    ConsWriting papers, journals, attending conferences, giving presentations while balancing course work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKindly increase the pay of the RA position

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    graphic designer for department

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosallows a lot of student involvement and inventiveness. is willing to take a risk on someone who has the passion but not the experience, is trying to better the community.

    Consnot always a lot of follow-through or weight with initiatives because so many going on around on campus. even the directors and organizers lose momentum and become disorganized; departments dissolve

    Advice to Senior Managementhave a more defined mission, be specific instead of broad in your efforts and you will have a stronger chance for survival

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great school

    Adjunct Professor (Former Employee)
    Rochester, NY

    ProsSmart students. A culture of innovation. Students have ambition. Teachers are inspiring. A world class technology and design school in Rochester NY. I enjoyed teaching here and would recommend it to any adjunct professor.

    ConsLow pay for adjuncts. Especially low for a 10 week class that meets twice a week. The campus is very dated and feels surprisingly dull for a cool technology and design school.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in adjuncts with real world experience and pay them better.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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