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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

  1. "Assistant Librarian"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Puerto Rico full-time

    Pros

    Nice campus and great coworkers. Río Piedras campus is a really lovely place with amazing students. Great benefits as vacations, medical insurance, etc.

    Cons

    Low salary, poor healthy environment inside the buildings, terrible administrators, impossible to get a career position (just a service contract)...

    Advice to Management

    Open new career positions, actualize the salary of the last recruited employees, provide better environments by giving maintenance to the buildings and the air conditioner system.


  2. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at University of Puerto Rico as a contractor

    Pros

    Ssolid professional networking for students.

    Cons

    The administration and administrative processes are too inefficient.

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