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4.5
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Compliance

    Jan 29, 2023 - Compliance Manager 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great work environment with great people

    Cons

    Irregular hours at times of the year.

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  2. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Nice people and pretty good benefits

    Jan 14, 2023 - Staff Assistant in Houston, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    It’s a beautiful place to work and I love the campus environment. The benefits are solid and I appreciate the retirement contributions a lot.

    Cons

    Pay is not as competitive as it should be, so we lost team members recently.

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  4. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great benefits but felt underpaid

    Dec 29, 2022 - Research Specialist in Houston, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    There are lots of perks for working at Rice. Great health benefits, 401k, and tuition assistance. I was able to get a Master's degree while working there!

    Cons

    There aren't a whole lot. If I had to think of once, it was just that I felt like I was a little underpaid for the level of work I was doing but they were helping pay for my Masters so I really can't complain too much.

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee

    good place to work

    Jan 31, 2023 - Graduate Student 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Close knit community, nice facilities and environment.

    Cons

    Things move very slowly and change takes awhile to occur.

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  6. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Rice University Review

    Feb 2, 2023 - Graduate Research Assistant in Houston, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    overall, good stipend for graduate research assistant positions.

    Cons

    when things don't work out with your advisor, it's hard to join other groups.

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  7. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Great Benefits

    Jan 18, 2023 - Engagement Specialist 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Overall a good place to work, great coworkers and benefits

    Cons

    It's a large institution so sometimes things move very slowly

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  8. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Great

    Jan 18, 2023 - Data Engineer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    It was a great experience

    Cons

    None that i can think of

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  9. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Alright

    Jan 31, 2023 - Postdoctoral Fellow in Houston, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great university, beautiful campus, great city

    Cons

    Same downsides that all universities have

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great

    Jan 13, 2023 - Rda 
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    Pros

    very good hourly salary compared with other jobs

    Cons

    no cons at all. great place for work.

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  11. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great

    Jan 13, 2023 - PhD Student 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great place to work. Great professor.

    Cons

    Not a big fan of how hard you're worked.

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Rice University has an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5, based on over 1,216 reviews left anonymously by employees. 93% of employees would recommend working at Rice University to a friend and 85% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Rice University employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.0 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Rice University. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

93% of Rice University employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Rice University 4.1 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.3 for culture and values and 4.1 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Rice University to be career development, benefits, coworkers and the cons to be culture, management, compensation.

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