University of Rhode Island Reviews

Updated July 15, 2015
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University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley, Ph.D.
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Pros
  • Tuition is free, beautiful campus, close to beaches, nice area to live in (in 4 reviews)

  • Great mid-entry level position; great place to find a mentor (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Health Insurance is not good, stipend is well below the national average, funding isn't guaranteed for graduate students (in 2 reviews)

  • library resources are very limited (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Tour Guide

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Rhode Island

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very friendly environment and diverse

    Cons

    Being able to fit it in with your class schedule

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing a great job here at The University of Rhode Island!


  2. Fun Lab Job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Narragansett, RI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Narragansett, RI

    I worked at University of Rhode Island

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy, exciting, fun, educational, and interesting.

    Cons

    lonely, dirty, hard work, time consuming


  3. Great Place

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Saunderstown, RI
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Saunderstown, RI

    I worked at University of Rhode Island (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Inspiring location to learn...near ocean. Faculty supportive to student needs

    Cons

    Some building are old and out of date

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade facilities


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  5. Professor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Kingstown, RI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Kingstown, RI

    I have been working at University of Rhode Island full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Place to work, Nice environment

    Cons

    Not much to complain about

    Advice to Management

    Nil


  6. Fantastic

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnston, RI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnston, RI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, atmosphere and beautiful campus to be celebrated by everyone across New England. Proud to be an alum and employee

    Cons

    Nothing comes to mind. Traffic patterns can be troublesome and the abundance of towing and ticketing that goes on.


  7. Great place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Rhode Island

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people, good place , a lot of thing to do

    Cons

    No cons have been seen yet


  8. CMA IT

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    Current Employee - CMA IT in North Kingstown, RI
    Current Employee - CMA IT in North Kingstown, RI

    I have been working at University of Rhode Island

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to study, hone troubleshooting skills and get free printing!

    Cons

    Nothing! Best Job on Campus!


  9. Faculty Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Rhode Island full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Inspiring people. Good hours.

    Cons

    Lack of room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Pay close attention to internal paperwork more often.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Like the natural environment, and a lot people there, but not the working environment,

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant/Lab Instructor in Kingston, RI
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant/Lab Instructor in Kingston, RI

    I have been working at University of Rhode Island

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Quite place, beautiful campus, very near to the beach. Summer and winter break. Salary is in the middle compare with teaching assistants in other universities. Diversity, you will meet people of different ages, countries, races.

    Cons

    Teaching assistant is used as matching position for professors. So actually, you work as both teaching assistant and research assistant. That means, you do two jobs but only get one income. Grad students, especially international students, are absolutely abused, from my view. Curriculum for both grads and under grads are outdated and too far away from the real-world application in industry. Course design should have and could have been more practical and more related to the real-world application.

    Advice to Management

    Let industry and local companies get involved more, such as, build joint labs, do the real research and solve the real problem. Ask people who work in real industry and are also good at teaching to give lectures, teach students the real knowledge, practical skills, stop torture students with theory or outdated methods and useless skills. Enlighten students and teach then how to think, stop making puppet.


  11. Happy

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    Former Employee - Lecturer in South Kingstown, RI
    Former Employee - Lecturer in South Kingstown, RI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice and friendly place. No tension, very relaxed. Peaceful and kind of remote campus.

    Cons

    Salary fixed by AAUP with state of RI who doesn't care about lecturer salaries.



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