RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology)

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

Updated March 3, 2015
Updated March 3, 2015
113 Reviews
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RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) President William W. Destler
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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.  

    Loved working with the students and co workers!

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    Former Employee - Department Manager in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Rochester, NY

    I worked at RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology)

    Pros

    RIT has great CORE VALUES, benefits, retirement, culture, and student interaction.

    Cons

    Communication with staff from top management not always timely or frequent enough.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    My lab assistant job at RIT was one of the best campus jobs I ever had.

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    Former Employee - Computer Lab Assistant in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Computer Lab Assistant in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    Time to work on schoolwork and relaxed computer lab environment. Management was friendly and schedules were flexible.

    Cons

    Not the kind of job for people who like to move around, a lot sitting for a long time period.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    I worked as an assistant in the student services office in my college.

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    Former Employee - Student Office Assistant in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Student Office Assistant in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    The staff assistants and advisors were extremely friendly and helpful. I made the effort to get to know them and that made the whole experience more enjoyable (started getting freebies, free food, and good advice).

    Cons

    I worked in the office over the summer so it was pretty slow. Some days I would have zero work and others I would be extremely busy. I was also the only assistant over the summer when there are usually two working at a time so it made it more challenging.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Grad Student, worked as part time. Great place.

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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)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, friendly supervisors, relaxed work.

    Cons

    Very cold in winters, but I had car so getting around was never a problem

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Graduate Assistant

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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 a year)

    Pros

    Interesting research topics, great employer and work environment.

    Cons

    It's a job mostly for a full-time student who can't work & study during their Masters.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Assisting professor with in-class lectures, grading and tutoring approx. 30 students per class.

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

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

    Pros

    Great way to earn some technical experience

    Cons

    Should allow tutoring for other subjects based on the knowledge rather than seeing transcripts.

  8.  

    RIT Telefund

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    Current Employee - Telefund Student Caller in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Telefund Student Caller in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    The other students and management are so friendly and wonderful to work with. You get constant training and advising to help you be better talking to people. You also learn wonderful things from the past experiences of Alumni.

    Cons

    Occasionally (Rarely) not prepared for shift and frequent problems with Campus Call

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    The Center for Campus Life

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    Former Employee - Marketing Graduate Assistant in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Graduate Assistant in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    Great staff, lovely to work with. Projects are always fun, because they are for student run clubs, organizations, and events. GAs make around the $13/hour + $100 meal plan. You get to work events, and sometimes get promotional giveaways, which is a nice perk. Office culture is much like a family. Everyone is extremely friendly, knowledgable and helpful. Even if they don't know how to help, they know who else to ask.

    Cons

    There is no professional design staff. Student staff are relied on completely for all the design/marketing work, and make just over minimum wage. I think they are underpaid for the amount (and QUALITY) of work that they do, but they love the type of work and office culture enough to compensate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Other than re-evaluating the marketing student staff situation, I have no advice for management. I had very strong relationships with all of my supervisors, and they are all extremely good at what they do!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great experience as a student-worker

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    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
  11.  

    Great learning environment

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    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

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

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