RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology)

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

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
174 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 learning environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Desktop Support Technician in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Desktop Support Technician in Rochester, NY

    I worked at RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology)

    Pros

    The position has on the job training that works to supplement the learning that you have done in and out of the classroom. As far as being employed as a student you do not enjoy the benefits that full time employees do such as vacation time or other benefits, however you can be flexible in scheduling you hours and the team is fun to work with.

    Cons

    The chain of command gets annoying. While your immediate superiors are usually very pleasant to work with, it seems hard to get extra resources when looking to your department for those resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to get rid of the political and hierarchical head ache and the environment would be much more pleasant.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience as a student-worker

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tutor in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Tutor in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    -Flexible schedule
    -Paid training
    -Nice co-workers and employees

    Cons

    -Limited job opportunities
    -Hard to get a job in specific departments since the great amount of competition.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    A diverse group of faculty and students that provide a stimulating environment to teach and study photography. One of the best photography programs around.

    Cons

    Rochester winters are the worst

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open to faculty concerns

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  6.  

    Pays you to take your classes

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    • 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 a 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.

  7.  

    Salary

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    • 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 a 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
  8.  

    Great place to work

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    • 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
  9.  

    Jobs at RIT

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    • Senior Management
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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 a year)

    Pros

    Sure to find on campus job here

    Cons

    No cons as such. Its awesome

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Lab assistant

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    • 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 a 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
  11.  

    Great Place To Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) Photos

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When RIT prepares for visitors, Destler personally decorates.
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