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Updated August 16, 2018
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University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley, Ph.D.
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  • "Typical large organization that does not treat grad students well" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Low pay, lack of motivation, negative energy, lack of information for new graduate students" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Student Administrative Assistant"

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

    I worked at University of Rhode Island part-time

    Pros

    Great staff. Very flexible and understanding

    Cons

    Cannot work fulltime as a student


  2. "Teacher's Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Rhode Island part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn more one on one from professors, interact with students and help them in ways you wish you were helped.

    Cons

    Budget limitations hold the department back so you learn to compromise and adjust accordingly

  3. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Kingston, RI
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Kingston, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Rhode Island part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work with other students
    Help students learn aspects of theatre
    create a syllabus and learning environment for students

    Cons

    rebellious students usually would not cooperate
    minimum pay as a student but was fair for the time spent in class


  4. "Supervisor - Intramural sports"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    work closely with students and peers - fun environment

    Cons

    unreliable staff since its primarily student-run


  5. "MS Graduate Research Assistant- Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant

    I have been working at University of Rhode Island full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Research focused MS program, large emphasis on labwork over coursework
    -Small(ish) community means you can make a large impact

    Cons

    -Facilities are a little dated- though should be less of an issue with the new engineering complex under construction
    -Poor utilization of supportive staff (techs, machinists)
    -Poor inter department resource management, little communication about available facilities, skills etc.

    Advice to Management

    A combination of more up-to-date facilities (in the works) and better staff management would do wonders for URI's engineering research.


  6. "Flexible hours, poor upper management"

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    Former Employee - Service Technician in Kingston, RI
    Former Employee - Service Technician in Kingston, RI
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    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Rhode Island part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers, location and flexible hours

    Cons

    Upper management, student working environment

    Advice to Management

    Hold student workers to a higher degree of respect, not cheap labor


  7. "Interesting"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Rhode Island full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits and lot so vacation and hoolidays

    Cons

    Low Salary, would have to supplement with another part-time job to make a good living.

    Advice to Management

    Too many chiefs, not enough Indians, on many occasions. Not open to change - "Do it this way, because I said so" Even though there might have been a better way, or a more efficient way. Morale was not great.

  8. "Rewarding part time employee"

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    Former Employee - Office Assistant
    Former Employee - Office Assistant
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    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Rhode Island part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The office manager at in the Foreign languages department is the best! She really does want each and every student employee to succeed

    Cons

    none i can think of


  9. "Resident Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Kingston, RI
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Kingston, RI
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Rhode Island part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great community, committed professionals, lots of room for personal growth

    Cons

    Low compensation, top level employees seem to not understand/be flexible

    Advice to Management

    Work closer with your assistants, work with them/don't make a universal structure that doesn't fit everyone's needs


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    "UCS Admin"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Rhode Island full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment. 7 hour days.

    Cons

    Political. Chaotic. Low salaries.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to improve communication among themselves and with the people they manage. Get rid of the politics and unions.


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