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Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii Hawaii Reviews

Updated July 17, 2017
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Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii Executive Director Michael P. Hamnett
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  1. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Hilo, HI
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Hilo, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Allows undergraduates the opportunity to conduct research

    Cons

    Management is disconnected from the scientific community (usually business people)


  2. "RCUH Contracts"

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    Current Employee - Research Technologist in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Research Technologist in Honolulu, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Relaxed relative to industry

    Cons

    pay variable, dependent on funding

  3. "non-credit instructors"

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    Current Contractor - Non Credit Instructor in Hilo, HI
    Current Contractor - Non Credit Instructor in Hilo, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible and Positive Attitudes

    Cons

    Low wages can be a problem

    Advice to Management

    Always push for more


  4. "Oceanographer"

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    Current Employee - Research Oceanographer in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Research Oceanographer in Honolulu, HI

    I have been working at Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's a stable framework to be able to do science in an academic setting. The pay is competitive (depending on funding availability), medical and dental insurance are partially paid via employer, 21 paid days off, sick time, and pension after one year. Good company culture and camaraderie.

    Cons

    The medical premiums just went up this year. There aren't really too many bad things in my position at all really. I'm sure the situations vary depending on the position you get.


  5. "Great Benefits with a Wide Variety of Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    It all depends on what department you are working for.
    The amount of vacation is great!
    They are organized when getting information about Health Care, Work Visas, etc.

    Cons

    A lot of bureaucracy when dealing with things like timesheets, visas, etc.
    The employee self serve application is helpful but outdated.
    High Turnover rate.

    Advice to Management

    Better management training for academics who often over confident


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The folks I worked with at PCSU were professional, intelligent, good people which made for a great working atmosphere and opportunity to grow and excel. RCUH provides incredible benefits.

    Cons

    Not much to say here. This was one of the best jobs I ever had.

    Advice to Management

    The support you provide to staff working collaboratively with State agencies is invaluable.


  7. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, university work environments available. If you like to work on multiple projects at a time, this can be a possible perk. Being on multiple projects can increase the likelyhood your position will be sustained. You can also help in making your own job more secure.

    Cons

    Minimal job security, the most common reason for people leaving is the end of a project. It's up to the leadership in your group to keep things going, and it's very easy to let things drop.

    Advice to Management

    Hang on to your best employees for as long as possible. This means finding a way to sustain a pool of core talent, and not being satisfied with one hit wonders.

  8. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Kahului, HI
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Kahului, HI
    Recommends

    I worked at Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii full-time

    Pros

    Title III Grant Program project director and staff were awesome to work with.

    Cons

    Due to set grant funded positions, no advancement opportunities were available.

    Advice to Management

    keep up great job.


  9. "Love working with RCUH"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hilo, HI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hilo, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People are flexible and understanding of what real life looks like, but real work is expected. In my work I have variety of people I work with,

    Cons

    the only con I have is that I want to live elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    love you guys


  10. "UH Maui College Title III Grant Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - UH Maui College Title III Grant Administrative Assistant in Kahului, HI
    Current Employee - UH Maui College Title III Grant Administrative Assistant in Kahului, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great program helping first time full time Native Hawaiian students to earn a college degree. Awesome people to work with and always working towards students success.

    Cons

    Title III Native Hawaiian Serving Institution Grant is only a five year grant. It should be institutionalized so the students don't have to worry about losing their services and employees don't have to worry about losing funding at every 5 years.

    Advice to Management

    Ben Guerrero is an awesome boss; a very kind and gentle man. Sometimes has an off the wall humor but he can be fun.


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