University of Rhode Island Reviews

Updated February 8, 2015
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University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley, Ph.D.
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  1. Great place to work as a student

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Research Assistant

    I have been working at University of Rhode Island

    Pros

    Get to meet new people and build your resume at the same time. Student jobs have great work-life balance and you can generally choose how many hours a week you would like to work.

    Cons

    The pay is not great. Sometimes the faculty members can be challenging to work for. They do have high expectations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. research associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Rhode Island full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    great place! wonderful environment! awesome!

    Cons

    none that i can think of

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Great environment, wonderful people and rewarding work.

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    Former Employee - Media Assistant in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Media Assistant in Providence, RI

    I worked at University of Rhode Island

    Pros

    Location, sense and size of community and convenience working and taking classes in the same building.

    Cons

    Unable to qualify for employment when you are not a student.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the excellent work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Teaching Assistant

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Kingston, RI
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Kingston, RI

    I have been working at University of Rhode Island

    Pros

    Tuition will be covered, can study at the same time

    Cons

    Sometimes, work overload. no personal office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good place to study and to live

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. A lot of great colleagues, but salaries need major realignment and some longtime administrators need to move on

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kingston, RI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kingston, RI

    I worked at University of Rhode Island full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with
    Good environment
    The University is rapidly expanding and moving forward

    Cons

    Some longtime administrators are holding back progress and can't trust up-and-coming leaders to make decisions.
    Some salaries are way out of alignment with market values. The leadership of many departments know this and have come up with creative ways to give higher salaries through some wacky justifications. The state really needs to let URI take control of their own personnel and adjust salaries in place without having to jump through hoops in order to recruit and retain bright people. I hear they are making progress on this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to push for independence in making personnel decisions without state interference and realign salaries with market values. You cannot expect to recruit and retain quality faculty/staff when, for example, some staff positions require a master's degree and pay less than $40,000. What do you think you will get?

    Also, some of the long-serving administrators need to go. They may have done a great job in the past but now you really need fresh thinking, new ideas, and innovation that they are holding up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Your experience depends on your PI, do your research

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Kingston, RI
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Kingston, RI

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

    Pros

    Depending on PI it is a great experience, very helpful, TA positions available to offset graduate student costs

    Cons

    Low pay, lack of motivation, negative energy, lack of information for new graduate students

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Great Place to work

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    Former Employee - Circulation Desk Help in Kingston, RI
    Former Employee - Circulation Desk Help in Kingston, RI

    I worked at University of Rhode Island part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Welcoming, Fun, Awesome, inspiring, helpful

    Cons

    None, none, none, none, none

    Recommends
  9. Assistant professor

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Kingston, RI
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Kingston, RI

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

    Pros

    general support, place is nice, people are nice

    Cons

    less research money, less travel fund, high teaching load

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    help junior to success need to offer them time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. good school but jobs (requirements/salaries/structures) have not kept up with the times

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Rhode Island

    Pros

    good benefits as a state agency

    Cons

    salaries are not competitive for most induistries

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructure jobs, organization, thought without increase in funding it will be difficult

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Wonderful place to study and work

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Kingston, RI
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Kingston, RI

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

    Pros

    Nice environment, you can work quite flexible

    Cons

    No further education provided by company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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