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Updated Sep 23, 2021

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4.5
93%
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95%
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Rice University President Dave Leebron
Dave Leebron
325 Ratings
Pros
  • "Beautiful campus, strategic leadership, Houston winters, good food & energy on campus(in 71 reviews)

  • "Wonderful work environment with so many resources available to researchers both at Rice and in the TMC(in 39 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Unless you don't like big cities like Houston(in 43 reviews)

  • "Graduate students are terrible to work with(in 25 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great community

      Sep 22, 2021 - PhD Graduate Student in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -World-class university -Closeness of TMC -Awesome students

      Cons

      -Depending on your advisor, you may or may not have a work-life balance (I got lucky with my advisor though)

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      PhD Student (Computer Science)

      Aug 11, 2021 - PhD Student - Stipend 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      1. Great university with incredible faculty. 2. Research environment is very fast paced and energetic. Because Rice is trying to become a more established school in computer science, the faculty is growing a lot, leading to a lot of new ideas/projects. 3. Lots of collaboration between researchers. 4. Because it is a smaller school, advisors generally can spend a lot of time with you and be a high-quality mentor (depends on the advisor).

      Cons

      1. The university is small, so choice of faculty is limited. This may change in coming years as the department is growing very fast. 2. The engineering department has a lack of physical space (only one building), which makes the office assignment for PhD students very difficult. You will most likely share an office with several other people.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      good university to work and study in

      Sep 13, 2021 - Research Assistant in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good university to work and study

      Cons

      no cons to share. everything is good

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great Life balance

      Sep 23, 2021 - Fund Accounting Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing ppl to work with, great benefits, and nice work life balance.

      Cons

      Positive out weight the cons and it all in perspective

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Nice working at Rice

      Sep 7, 2021 - Graduate Research Asssistance in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Relaxed place to be a PhD student, cheap city to live in.

      Cons

      To hot in the summer

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Rice University

      Sep 6, 2021 - PhD Student in Houston, TX
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      Pros

      As a Ph.D. student, Rice university is perfect.

      Cons

      There is less chance for students to get the fellowship.

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee

      good and bad

      Sep 23, 2021 - Graduate Research Assistant in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good health care policy, flexible work hours

      Cons

      Small school, lack of opportunity for promotion

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      Sep 8, 2021 - Research Assistant in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice research environment, good opportunities

      Cons

      There is nothing to complain

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good culture

      Sep 21, 2021 - Research Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Everyone is nice and supportive.

      Cons

      Sometimes overreact to certain things.

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    11. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great place to woek

      Sep 1, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Collaborative environment in which to thrive.

      Cons

      I have no cons to share

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