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Updated July 11, 2017
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University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley, Ph.D.
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Pros
  • Great Place to work, Nice environment (in 9 reviews)

  • Student jobs have great work-life balance and you can generally choose how many hours a week you would like to work (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Often expected to work more than the normal 20 hours a week during academic year (in 4 reviews)

  • That said there are ways to get raises so that you can make a little more (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to be"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Rhode Island part-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff, nice students, overall a positive experience.

    Cons

    Like other universities, adjuncts are underpaid and have no security whatsoever.

    Advice to Management

    Show more appreciation to the adjuncts, and not only financially.


  2. "Spanish Adjunct"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    got to share an office with someone instead of having no office. There were 2 days of training before the semester started.

    Cons

    there were no benefits, and we weren't invited to department meetings

    Advice to Management

    be less nit picky on the evaluations.

  3. "Kingston"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Event Staff in Kingston, RI
    Current Employee - Event Staff in Kingston, RI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talking to a lot of people. University-work-spirit in basketball games and big events is important and fun. A lot of hype.

    Cons

    A lot of standing. Maybe sometimes repeating the same phrases to people for help or other things can be annoying, but not that bad.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great university spirit and hard-work. Many of the people there whether full-time or part-time really try their best to make a great atmosphere possible for the audience and the players or performers.


  4. "Work at URI"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Rhode Island full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    URI is a great place to work. It is the largest employer in South County, and there are many options for positions at all levels.

    Cons

    Job searches take a VERY long time - it is not unusual to wait 2-3 months after positions close to hear from the university. Sometimes applicants don't hear anything.


  5. "Peer Writing Tutor"

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    Former Employee - Peer Writing Tutor in Kingston, RI
    Former Employee - Peer Writing Tutor in Kingston, RI
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    You're able to interact with a diverse student demographic
    You gain insight into different students' studies and areas of focus
    You improve your own writing and communication skills as a result of helping your peers
    The director and the rest of the writing tutor staff is a wonderful group of people

    Cons

    You only make minimum wage
    There are no salary increases available
    You are only allowed to work certain number of hours per week, depending on demand, staff size, and your experience


  6. "URI is a standard state university hohhhhh jojjkmk"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Rhode Island full-time

    Pros

    close to beach, people are generally nice

    Cons

    Kingston location sucks and the situation is not good


  7. "Decent"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Research Assistant

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

    Pros

    educational, great hours, good people

    Cons

    low pay, too many researchers in same work space

  8. "URI Coach"

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    Current Employee - Sport Coach in South Kingstown, RI
    Current Employee - Sport Coach in South Kingstown, RI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great administration, family atmosphere, Thorr works hard for us

    Cons

    Limited resources, little opportunity to progress career

    Advice to Management

    Provide performance bonuses and multi-year contracts to assistant coaches


  9. "Lecturer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Rhode Island part-time

    Pros

    Friendly people, IT staff very helpful

    Cons

    Not much support from other faculty, never had much contact with rest of the department


  10. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Collections Curator in Narragansett, RI
    Former Employee - Collections Curator in Narragansett, RI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, cool projects, nice people

    Cons

    sometimes could be slow or boring

    Advice to Management

    More comunication


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