University of Rhode Island Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
36 Reviews

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36 Reviews
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University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley, Ph.D.
David M. Dooley, Ph.D.
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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Platform

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Rhode Island

    Pros

    Campus & Area are great place to live and work

    Cons

    State system is too bureaucratic

  9.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Marine Research Assistant  in  Narragansett, RI
    Former Employee - Marine Research Assistant in Narragansett, RI

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

    Pros

    Beautiful campus. Great co-workers. Accessible administrators. Rewarding work.

    Cons

    Raises are infrequent. Longevity is subject to funding. Standard gov't red tape.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent work place

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant  in  Kingston, RI
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Kingston, RI

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

    Pros

    Funding, scholarships, teaching jobs, housing and labs

    Cons

    Limited career opportunities, tuition cost, internships, travel,library

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Involve companies in placement in college

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Lots of nepotism, favoritism and "arranged" jobs

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    1) Good opportunities for advancement (better if you are "connected")
    2) Cost of obtaining an advanced degree can be subsidized via grants and other research programs
    3) Pay scales are appropriate and benefits are generous
    4) Personnel are positive and encouraging

    Cons

    1) Many jobs are paid with grant or soft money and often are not renewed, so employment may be temporary
    2) Fair chances at obtaining a publicly-advertised job are often thwarted because the job was created to accommodate a pre-determined candidate or friend/family member of a current employee, regardless of that pre-determined candidate's actual qualifications (this is most obvious with job positions at the Outreach Center)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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