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Updated February 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Great University and beautiful campus (in 42 reviews)

  • Very organized organization with a great work environment (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • That is not doable for a lot of graduate students (in 15 reviews)

  • Low pay, too many levels of management (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Houston, TX
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rice University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great environment between all departments

    Cons

    Weather in houston can get pretty bad


  2. "nothing important"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Self-motivated, detail-oriented professional with excellent communication and problem-solving skills

    Cons

    just wan to register, can I

    Advice to Management

    keep going


  3. "Rice is an incubator for knowledge generation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rice University part-time

    Pros

    Houston is an interesting place, and Rice strives to compete with the best.
    There are lots of opportunities here, but many connections are not to the local community but across the country.

    Cons

    Weather is terribly humid most of the year, Grounds look nice in fall and spring, but often are flooded.
    Rice is rather isolated from the community on its campus.


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  5. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I have been working at Rice University full-time

    Pros

    Lots of great research opportunities

    Cons

    Limited research collaboration due to size of campus


  6. "Rice is nice"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    There are some great benefits and perks to be had working at Rice. The experience of faculty is radically different from the experience of staff.

    Cons

    The administration has its own agenda and doesn't listen to much of the input received from faculty. Like other institutions of higher education, Rice emphasizes status and takes a business approach to running the organization. The result is a marginalization of the Liberal Arts and the associated disciplines. The common view is that those who major in the Humanities or Social Sciences do so because they cannot hack it in engineering. Also, the higher level administrators are obsessed with status and being comparable to the Ivy league schools.

    Advice to Management

    Don't sweat the status of the institution, this breeds insecurity and squelches innovation. Focus on the school's motto 'Unconventional wisdom isn't', which suggests one should not necessarily follow the path set by the mainstream.


  7. "General Working at Rice"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rice University part-time

    Pros

    - high achieving attitude
    - generally friendly
    - get back to you quickly
    - smaller community so personal touch

    Cons

    - everyone is impressive, you have to really stand out
    - everyone works hard, you don't go home early


  8. "Undergraduate research fellow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rice University part-time

    Pros

    Many opportunities to work alongside brilliant faculty. Great support and decent pay. Collegial, thoughtful coworkers at all levels of academia.

    Cons

    None that I experienced - a truly special place.


  9. "Excellent university"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rice University full-time

    Pros

    Can work with excellent professors and very smart students.

    Cons

    Work under great pressure.


  10. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rice University part-time

    Pros

    1. Great experience. Got the opportunity to work with my favorite professors.
    2. Great pay. You get over 15 bucks an hour and there isn't too much work!

    Cons

    Can't even think of one.


  11. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very organized organization with a great work environment.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons. I love this University.



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