Rice University Reviews

Updated Jun 12, 2020

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Rice University President Dave Leebron
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  • "Houston turns to be very hot in the summer, and I recommend getting a summer internship at somewhere cooler(in 36 reviews)

  • "Graduate students are terrible to work with(in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Best University in Texas"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rice University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    university culture, faculty, connections, support, and people

    Cons

    I actually don't find any cons

  2. "Great student job"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Houston, TX

    I worked at Rice University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You make your own hours and they are super easy going if you need to lower workload because of class work

    Cons

    I experienced zero cons working here

  3. "Great School! Wonderful campus and place to work!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lecturer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rice University part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great campus, wonderful students, and lovely place to work!

    Cons

    We have to pay for parking

  4. "Review of part-time work at the Rice Memorial Center"

    5.0
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Building Manager (RMC) in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Rice University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    As a student, working as a building manager for the RMC is one of the easiest ways to integrate yourself into the Rice community. It's an easygoing position that allows you to connect with many other people in the Rice community, including student leaders, staff, alumni, and visitors. You can also get free coffee from Coffeehouse.

    Cons

    You probably won't be scheduled for more than eight hours/week, and

  5. "depends on your professor"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rice University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    the graduate payrate is average market

    Cons

    your experience depends on professor

  6. "Great place"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Professor 

    I have been working at Rice University full-time

    Pros

    Come for the TexMex stay for the awesome university

    Cons

    None come to mind. Great place to work.

  7. "Phd at rice"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant 

    I have been working at Rice University full-time

    Pros

    wlecome, excellent professor, caring for student

    Cons

    small number of professor, small campus

  8. "work culture differ based on advisors and labs"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Rice University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    friendly environment, good for people who are going academic

    Cons

    not a lot of applied experiences provided, doesn't offer a lot of stats course

  9. "Great Opportunity"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Intern 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Rice University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    flexible hours, and I was even paid a fair rate

    Cons

    balancing school work with research can be difficult

  10. "Very supportive institute."

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Rice University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I happen to have very a supportive mentor. I love my colleagues here.

    Cons

    Nothing off the top of my head.

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