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"great opportunity for grad students... way better student jobs"

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Current Employee - Research Assistant in Rio Piedras, PR
Current Employee - Research Assistant in Rio Piedras, PR
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Pros

Prestige, work environment, people are very friendly.
As the number one institution of the country, you are sure to get top notch researchers to work with. In addition, there are many fields available. As a grad student with assistanship, you get free tuition.

Cons

salaries could be higher. Pays less than a US University.
sometimes, lack of professionalism from other employees
parking is insufficient and not comfortable.
There often are strikes and you can't get to your research lab or the library. You never know what mentor you will be assigned, so, sometimes, if unlucky, you can get paired up with an unpleasant person or unprofessional professor.
as a grad assistant, you do not qualify for benefits package, and the low compensation is not enough to afford medical insurance, even university services. Overall, you need something to complement your graduate assistanship to make ends meet.

Advice to Management

To monitor the mentors more efficiently, and to make sure they do not give too much, or too little work to each student, to make things equal and doable.

Other Employee Reviews for University of Puerto Rico

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I worked at University of Puerto Rico full-time

    Pros

    UPR is an excellent environment to work with warm people. They let you be very independent.

    Cons

    Sometimes there are a few persons who could interfere with your progress.


  2. "Research"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Puerto Rico full-time

    Pros

    Amazing hardworking people, great teamwork, and innovative research.

    Cons

    Parking is not enough and can get expensive

    Advice to Management

    Help alleviate employee parking demands

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