University of Puerto Rico
3.6 of 5 21 reviews
www.uprrp.edu San Juan, PR

University of Puerto Rico Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2014
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3.6 21 reviews

                             

67% Approve of the CEO

University of Puerto Rico President Miguel Muñoz

Miguel Muñoz

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60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Professors and technicians in the Foreign Languages Department are tops!

Professor (Current Employee)
San Juan, PR

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

ProsProfessors 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.

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

Advice to Senior ManagementVery good.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It was a life changing experience

Student Assistant Librarian (Former Employee)
San Juan, PR

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

ProsIts the best university around the island and the biggest one

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

Advice to Senior ManagementWork for the students community

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Nice place to start

Laboratory Technician (Former Employee)
Humacao, PR

I worked at University of Puerto Rico for more than a year

ProsGood coworkers and diffrent things to learn

Consthe pay is not as good as in the pharmaceutical industry

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Associate Professor (Current Employee)
San Juan, PR

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

ProsLocation, some improvements, support for research

ConsLow salary, local politics, administrative requirements, heavy bureaucracy

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great first Experience for Undergraduates

Internal Audit (Former Employee)
Rio Piedras, PR

I worked at University of Puerto Rico as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat first time experience, mostly theory learned by reading past audits and online certifications and such.

ConsNot too much hands on experience in the first half of the internship but as the internship progressed I got more liberty and was able to make more decisions.

Advice to Senior ManagementDoing a great job so far maybe give students a little more hands on work in audits since that would be most beneficial for the future.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to get experience and advance your career!

Administrator (Current Employee)
San Juan, PR

I have been working at University of Puerto Rico full-time for more than 10 years

ProsA lot of experienced professionals and good benefits!

ConsSalaries are not bad in Administrative positions but it's difficult to get a salary raise. A lot of burocracy!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It has been ups and downs, but most fo all downs. Doenst let you grow up as a professional

Financial Aid (Current Employee)
Rio Piedras, PR

I have been working at University of Puerto Rico full-time for more than 10 years

Proswell at least i got job right now, theres a big problem with the jobs in puerto rico

Consits too politized, they dont hire you because of your knowledge or experiencie, just by your connection with some politician.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Just about OK. Not too gud, not too bad

Research Assistant (Former Employee)
Humacao, PR

I worked at University of Puerto Rico full-time for more than a year

ProsEnvironment, location, people, babes, climates, beaches and warmth

ConsClose mindidness of the poeople, they are stuck in the box. especially for the students...who will have to standup for international competition

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work and live.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Mayaguez, PR

I have been working at University of Puerto Rico

ProsVery familiar, great salary (for Puerto Rico) and good benefits package. Good oportunities to receive raises and keep growing within the university.

ConsPossible manifestations and time lost due to strikes. Most of the time strikes are controlled by the workers unions, others are controlled by the students. Usually 1 strike per year lasting less than a week.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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great opportunity for grad students... way better student jobs

Research Assistant (Current Employee)
Rio Piedras, PR

I have been working at University of Puerto Rico

ProsPrestige, work environment, people are very friendly.
As the number one institution of the country, you are sure to get top notch researchers to work with. In addition, there are many fields available. As a grad student with assistanship, you get free tuition.

Conssalaries could be higher. Pays less than a US University.
sometimes, lack of professionalism from other employees
parking is insufficient and not comfortable.
There often are strikes and you can't get to your research lab or the library. You never know what mentor you will be assigned, so, sometimes, if unlucky, you can get paired up with an unpleasant person or unprofessional professor.
as a grad assistant, you do not qualify for benefits package, and the low compensation is not enough to afford medical insurance, even university services. Overall, you need something to complement your graduate assistanship to make ends meet.

Advice to Senior ManagementTo monitor the mentors more efficiently, and to make sure they do not give too much, or too little work to each student, to make things equal and doable.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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