University of Rochester Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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University of Rochester President Joel Seligman
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Pros
  • traffic is good at Roc, the city is good, the working place is good, people are nice, not too much to complain (in 7 reviews)

  • Good benefits, but pay is lower than average (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, poor work ethic, awful parking that you have to pay for (in 8 reviews)

  • Employees pay for parking from their substandard salary, and are shuttled in from a distant parking lot (in 3 reviews)

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  1. excellent research enviroment

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at University of Rochester full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Good for having kids and family

    Cons

    I dont have cons, I love rochester


  2. Great Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY

    I worked at University of Rochester

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people
    Great hours
    Good benefits
    Nice working conditions
    Good management

    Cons

    Far away from my place
    Sometimes really quite boring
    Too quiet, but I guess that these are the downsides of working in a library

    Advice to Management

    Not much. Easy job, pay was okay. Completely met my expectations nothing more nothing less than what I was expecting.


  3. Higher ed

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Rochester full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Very rewarding to work with students, faculty, and alumni. Kind and caring co-workers. There is a culture of helping others out. High level of job security.

    Cons

    Relatively low salaries and lack of incentives in place for hard work and achievements. Changes in leadership can negatively effect morale.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be an incentive program in place to retain strong performers and reward hard work and achievements.


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  5. MSF candidate 2015

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at University of Rochester full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    nice professor at valuation and fixed income

    Cons

    there are not so many quantitative subjects


  6. tutor

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Rochester part-time

    Pros

    it is friendly working environment

    Cons

    salary is not very satisfied.


  7. Riew

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    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Blacksburg, VA
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Blacksburg, VA

    I worked at University of Rochester (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    It's a Great university and nice location.

    Cons

    Food is a little expensive.


  8. Comfortable place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Rochester full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful environment, affordable living expense.

    Cons

    Cold in the winter, snow storms are normal.


  9. Postdoctoral Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Rochester full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Picturesque campus nestled between a nice river and historic cemetery. A generally friendly and safe work environment. Recently update fabrication facilities and large data centers.

    Cons

    The isolated location makes it difficult to reach good food and other amenities. The university has a large bureaucracy that makes many basic processes laborious and frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    I would suggest cutting down the number of staff and streamlining a lot of the processes that are currently redundant among the many departments on campus.


  10. Good working environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Rochester

    Pros

    Health and retirement benefits, wellness program; good team environment

    Cons

    Not so much a con, but just having the patience to stick through until being able to work your way up


  11. Long and hard hours at UofR

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at University of Rochester full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    University of Rochester is a rewarding place to work. I have learned many skills there and the pay and benefits are excellent.

    Cons

    The academic lifestyle is demanding and requires many hours of hard work. My worst complaint is that the bathrooms were dirty more often than not.

    Advice to Management

    I would suggest providing graduate students with more resources on how they can gain funding. There are many federal grants for which the University of Rochester does not provide resources for.



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