RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology)

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

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
145 Reviews
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RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) President William W. Destler
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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)

  • Need to give more focus on research (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Never miss the opportunity

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    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 for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Lot to learn
    can get a chance to publish paper

    Cons

    sometime you end up without a team so you have to work on your own

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    introduce more such jobs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Positive working and learning environment.

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    Former Employee - Tutor  in  Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Tutor in Rochester, NY

    I worked at RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very down to earth people. Many are concerned with improving academia and producing good value for current and future students.

    Cons

    Can get disorganized a bit. Unless you know the right people, your voice might be lost into the ether. Stable working environment where you can make a decent college-level hourly pay and still finish all your classwork.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to students and faculty. Feel any emotion, love, hate -- but never feel apathy about the job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Laid back environment doing repetitive tasks under my own conditions

    Current Employee - Captioning Assistant  in  Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Captioning Assistant in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    It was laid back, I got to listen to music while working. Friendly coworkers and employers.

    Cons

    Repetitive tasks became very tedious.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None other than staying in contact with their employees better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    RIT Tech Crew is Fantastic

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    Current Employee - RIT Tech Crew  in  Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - RIT Tech Crew in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    You'll learn a lot about audio and lighting equipment. The people are great to work with no matter the job you're on. Really just a fun place to be. They have no problem paying overtime. Also, the training is great.

    Cons

    The pay is sub par to say the least. The hours can be terrible when you're doing a concert or something.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work and study

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    People are friendly and down to earth, unique and inclusive community that works to create equity and meaningful interaction between people of difference abilities and cultures. Especially if you have children, lots to do in this community, great museums and cultural events.

    Cons

    Lots of snow! (This is also a pro for those you love snow)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more women and people of color in technical and management positions!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Really Great

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    Former Employee - Ambassador  in  Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Ambassador in Rochester, NY

    I worked at RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    George is amazing! Always work in George's area.

    Cons

    It's a college job and a pretty great one at that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Moves to slow

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    Former Employee - Research Fellow  in  Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Research Fellow in Rochester, NY

    I worked at RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of great collaborators to work with if you play all the politics

    Cons

    Middle management can't move or see any larger picture, many people in the middle throw road blocks towards students and each other

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Middle management stays in positions too long and has such a small scope

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A good education

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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 for more than a year

    Pros

    RIT has the resources to hire graduate students. The hourly work generally helps make ends meet.

    Cons

    A lot of red tape and forms. Be careful if you're extremely dependent on the hourly salary—RIT usually forgets to "rehire" or shuffle paperwork around the beginning and end of semesters, which means you may lose a week or two of income just because you don't have a number, or a form, or a barcode, or some other administrative puzzle piece.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lay off the forms.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Had a great experience building up an initiative from scratch.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Overall, 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good

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

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

    Pros

    Good coop programs, Flexbility in taking classes from other fields

    Cons

    Not much research in mechanical expecially in automotive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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