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Rice University Reviews

Updated September 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Rice is set on a beautiful campus with lots of onsite benefits (in 48 reviews)

  • Good work environment (in Business School) (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • Graduate students are not a priority (in 17 reviews)

  • Low pay, too many levels of management (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "ece phd"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rice University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good department for a phd student

    Cons

    everything is good no comp


  2. "good working environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rice University full-time

    Pros

    good environment pretty campus

    Cons

    competitive competitive competitive competitive competitive

  3. "I was a student worker"

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rice University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people, flexible hours to balance school and work

    Cons

    Not so high pay rate per hour


  4. "Good university, small dept"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    cares about the well being of students

    Cons

    Small dept, not many choices of graduate courses and research avenues compared to large universities

    Advice to Management

    Increase salary


  5. "Graduate Studies"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere! Lots of exciting research.

    Cons

    Not much diversity. Department has very few women.


  6. "Researchers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good place to work. I learned how to deal with data management, troubled shoot and solved the problems, and recommended solutions to the process.

    Cons

    I learned how to deal with data management, troubled shoot and solved the problems, and recommended solutions to the process.


  7. "Graduate Student"

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    Current Employee - Ph D Candidate
    Current Employee - Ph D Candidate

    I have been working at Rice University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people
    close to med center
    high level of collaborations

    Cons

    Wifi a constant issue. University does nothing to address this issue. Graduate students are not a priority

  8. "MBA Candidate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rice University full-time

    Pros

    Great community to a part of.

    Cons

    Full-time MBA program is a big commitment.


  9. "goal driven research"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rice University full-time

    Pros

    driven to succeed and reach prestige

    Cons

    if not careful, can fall into the cracks


  10. "System Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rice University full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work hours
    Central located
    Good work atmosphere

    Cons

    Difficult to get work approved
    multiple layers of management
    low team moral

    Advice to Management

    Work on improving visions and simplify work projects. Build moral through acknowledgment of task complete, and allow SME's to drive useful decisions.


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