University of Rhode Island

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University of Rhode Island Reviews

Updated September 23, 2014
Updated September 23, 2014
40 Reviews
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University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley, Ph.D.
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    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 for 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
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    Work Study Program

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Rhode Island as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    The people in the office I worked in were great!
    Gained a lot of experience

    Cons

    The people in other offices we had to do work with were incredibly rude, unhelpful, and snotty.
    Building I worked in never had heat working

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to improvements and change!
    Help offices work together while at the same time defining which office is the "lead" on certain projects.
    Invest more money into new technology and new programs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    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
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    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 for 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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    Stuck in neutral

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant

    I have been working at University of Rhode Island full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some programs are doing quite well, most notably Pharmacy where 100% of grads are placed. Some signs of growth with new Chemistry building going up and new fitness center as well.

    Cons

    Not a lot of positive energy. Pay is amongst the lowest of any large state schools in New England. Some schools/departments get lots of support while others flounder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more involved and make a bigger presence on campus. There's simply no mojo at URI.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Comparable salary and benefits to other major universities.

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

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

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, especially the Bay campus in Narragansett. Salary and benefits for graduate research assistants are comparable to other major universities in New England. As with other major universities, your experience is very department dependent.

    Cons

    Inconsistent infrastructure depending on the department. Some departments have very poor infrastructure some are modern and cutting edge. Due to the nature of being a state university the outsourcing of contract work has had mixed results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improvement of infrastructure. Many buildings need upkeep and maintenance is spotty/poor.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Amazing. I never fully appreciated how much URI has to offer until after graduation. They set you up for success.

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

    I worked at University of Rhode Island as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Great equipment. Beautiful campus. Many accommodations.

    Cons

    State school not a university.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It's a bureaucracy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Rhode Island part-time

    Pros

    With that being said, how you choose to spend your time at the university will ultimately influence your quality of life at the university

    Cons

    Your employer is really the state so there's an inherent shackle on your leg to advancing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It is a very good place to work, especially in the physics department.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Rhode Island

    Pros

    It is a great group of people, they are very flexible, and they really care about you. It is easy work, and it pays decently.

    Cons

    They will sometimes call you to pick up hours when you definitely cannot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Librarian

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    Former Employee - Librarian  in  Kingston, RI
    Former Employee - Librarian in Kingston, RI

    I worked at University of Rhode Island part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible, Easy to pick up. Has it's own parking lot. Snacks and drinks are available within the library.

    Cons

    Boring, Not challenging, Co workers are elderly. Mostly a very quiet environment - stay away if you like background noise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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