RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology)

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RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) Reviews in Rochester, NY

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
166 Reviews
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166 Reviews
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RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) President William W. Destler
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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)

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  1.  

    Great experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Manager of Photography Cage in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Student Manager of Photography Cage in Rochester, NY

    I worked at RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology)

    Pros

    I was able to play with high quality photographic equipment while making money and making lifetime connections to fellow students. With the switch to the semester system, the working hours became more flexible around everyone's schedules. I believe the SPAS Photography Cage was the best choice of work for me as a photo student.

    Cons

    Minimum wage for every employee other than student managers, and even with student manager positions they didn't pay a lot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Pays you to take your classes

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    • 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.

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    Salary

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    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
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    Great place to work

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    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
  6.  

    Jobs at RIT

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    Sure to find on campus job here

    Cons

    No cons as such. Its awesome

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Lab assistant

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    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
  8.  

    Great Place To Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, and vacation time.

    Cons

    I have no Cons... this a good place to work, very flexible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great Team

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Supervisor @ RIT

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    RIT has great benefits to take advantage of! Free tuition for employees, 403B matching and Excellent healthcare. They also encourage personal growth through quick classes that can be taken at any time.

    Cons

    Professional growth at RIT is slow mainly because of high competition. Hourly Pay/Salaries are low compared to other companies and since people tend to stay in the same position for years and year, they tend to become stagnant and not very innovative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase compensation in order to attract higher quality employees. Encourage use of free tuition with staff and give more incentives to take classes. Give people a reason to love their jobs by empowering them more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Very good place to work while studying

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    Current Employee - Student Worker in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    Get to know students from all over the world, good work environment

    Cons

    Minimum wage and hours restriction

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Web/Graphic Designer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Web/Graphic Designer in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Web/Graphic Designer in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    I love the creative freedom given on design projects. Directors have the trust you will do your best and create some thing that will help their department stand out amongst the rest.

    Cons

    No health benefits or paid time off.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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