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University of Puerto Rico Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
32 Reviews
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  1.  

    Excellent place to work

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    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Culebra, PR
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Culebra, PR

    I have been working at University of Puerto Rico full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Tenure track positions, good helath plan, good rerirement plan, AEELA savong plan.

    Cons

    Economic problems of the Island doesn't let the tenure track positions available. Decrease in compensations during the recesion.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  2.  

    Teacher Assistant (T.A.)

    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in San Juan, PR
    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in San Juan, PR

    I worked at University of Puerto Rico part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience and good use of time while studying. Involvement in special projects and events not only around the classroom. Tuition exemption and stipend helps a lot. One of the things I miss the most out my time there.

    Cons

    This is not a job for simply anyone, different than "work/study". Very different dynamics depending on the professor assigned, requires adjusting (but is part of the experience acquired). The work load is concentrated in specific times of the semester, taking a lot of time around your own due dates.

  3.  

    Enriching yet frustrating.

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    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Rio Piedras, PR
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Rio Piedras, PR

    I have been working at University of Puerto Rico part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I was surrounded by very capable peers from whom I constantly learned. I had reasonable flexibility with my time management, which was great.

    Cons

    Salaries are low. There is way too much bureaucracy and politics. Facilities are not always well kept. Sub par system for student registration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need much stronger compensation program for professors. The current registration process for courses is outdated and shows a lack of respect for the time of others.

    Recommends
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    Current Employee - Student Research Assistant in Mayaguez, PR
    Current Employee - Student Research Assistant in Mayaguez, PR

    I have been working at University of Puerto Rico part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great professors, great environment overall.

    Cons

    Poor funding, lost job due to cut.

  6.  

    My experience as a make- up artist was amazing I have no more word to describe it.

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    Current Employee - Make Up Artist in San Juan, PR
    Current Employee - Make Up Artist in San Juan, PR

    I have been working at University of Puerto Rico full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I loved all the students that didn't knew me but knew that I was there same age and the still respected me so much and so many other things too.

    Cons

    Some of the challenge I had to face where some of me co-workers because just some of them where older than me the where abele to bossing round and this led me to make the diction to quit my job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I got promoted 1 month after stating the job and that is when me co-workers started bossing me around and 6 month after that I quit me. I was promoted to president of first second and third floor of the drama , cosmetology , acting and singing district so I was the big big boss and the didn't like it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    research in the Caribbean

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Juan, PR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Juan, PR

    I have been working at University of Puerto Rico full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    flexible schedule, benefits, friendly work environment

    Cons

    slow to file paperwork, very beaureaucratic admin system, poor system for bookkeeping/admin/accounts, main language is Spanish - not everyone speaks English, resistant to update admin systems for accounts, paperwork, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consume less paper and use a computerized system for all administrative tasks. Train employees on all duties - don't have one person responsible for important tasks and duties.

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  8.  

    Professors and technicians in the Foreign Languages Department are tops!

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    Current Contractor - Professor in San Juan, PR
    Current Contractor - Professor in San Juan, PR

    I have been working at University of Puerto Rico as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Professors are always finding a way to help students and introduce them to the latest information in language, literature, arts, and culture of Europe and Brazil. They also encourage and plan exchange trips to the countries whose languages are studied here: French, Portuguese, Italian, German, Chinese, Greek, Japanese, and Arabic.

    Cons

    The Department needs to continue working and finally approve the implementation of a Masters Degree in Modern Languages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    It was a life changing experience

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant Librarian in San Juan, PR
    Former Employee - Student Assistant Librarian in San Juan, PR

    I worked at University of Puerto Rico part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Its the best university around the island and the biggest one

    Cons

    They have to change their appearance and the way of controlling the students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work for the students community

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  10.  

    Nice place to start

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    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Humacao, PR
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Humacao, PR

    I worked at University of Puerto Rico (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good coworkers and diffrent things to learn

    Cons

    the pay is not as good as in the pharmaceutical industry

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  11.  

    Associate Professor

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    Current Employee - Associate Professor in San Juan, PR
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in San Juan, PR

    I have been working at University of Puerto Rico full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Location, some improvements, support for research

    Cons

    Low salary, local politics, administrative requirements, heavy bureaucracy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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