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Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2019

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Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii CEO Michael P. Hamnett
Michael P. Hamnett
9 Ratings
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  • "Since RCUH is mainly used for project based hires, job longevity is only as sure as the funding(in 8 reviews)

  • "HR was unfriendly through the entire hiring process and has an unwelcoming approach to extending job offers(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent work environment"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent work environment and surrounded by knowledgeable and helpful people Everything is good

    Cons

    pay is less compared to other places

    Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii2019-04-12
  2. "Low Pay and Drama but looks good o the resume"

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

    I worked at Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Well-preserved sites. High employee turnover.

    Cons

    Painfully low pay. Hostile work environment caused by Federal employees.

    Advice to Management

    Increase salary if you want employees to stay.

    Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii2019-07-31
  3. "Working for the University..."

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Hilo, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Has a generous benefits package contributing 10% to a retirement 401a after a probationary year. Fortunate to have great co-workers and supervisors. Top-notch research.

    Cons

    Your experience and people you work with is entirely based on the project you're hire into. This leads to an entirely non-uniform work environment. Since RCUH is mainly used for project based hires, job longevity is only as sure as the funding.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for all the support!

    Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii2019-06-01
  4. "Love the lab I work in, but the HR process is lengthy."

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

    I have been working at Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Once you get in, it's a great place to work.

    Cons

    Chaotic and constantly changing rules from outside decision makers whom do not ask for internal input before changing the environment. Absolutely dreadful hiring process that took weeks to sort out.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to synchronize the new hire experience, with so many forms, trainings, certificates, meetings, online forms, etc etc etc, it feels like overkill. There are much better ways to operate with more succinct methods.

    Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii2019-03-15
  5. "Contracted by RCUH for 5 years"

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    Former Employee - Web Developer in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    401k matching Good contact with HR staff

    Cons

    Internal website was always a pain to use

    Advice to Management

    Offer or find more internal opportunities for advancement

    Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii2019-03-13
  6. "Good place to work at"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii full-time

    Pros

    Organized and have good benefits

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii2018-11-08
  7. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great professionalism and supporting environment

    Cons

    Pay could have been better

    Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii2018-10-30
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good benefits, but most positions are temporary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends

    I have been working at Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, HR is responsive, reimbursements are directly deposited into your bank account.

    Cons

    Unless you’re part of the RCUH core staff, your position is considered temporary and they need to make that more clear in job posts and the hiring/onboarding process.

    Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii2018-05-29
  9. "RCUH is great, but it all depends on your PI"

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    Former Employee - Computer Programmer/Analyst in Hilo, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere, fun/exciting research projects. If you have a great PI, this can be a great job.

    Cons

    Temporary funding gets old eventually. Morale can be low at times as many people view this as a short-term rather than long-term position.

    Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii2018-03-23
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Postdoctoral Researcher"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good health benefits (medical, dental, vision).

    Cons

    No retirement benefits. Salary a bit lower than at other research institutions

    Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii2018-01-16
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