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University of Rhode Island Reviews

Updated February 21, 2019
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University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley, Ph.D.
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  • "Only paid for 20 hours per week, but expected to work many more" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Typical large organization that does not treat grad students well" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Review of University of Rhode Island"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Narragansett Terrace, RI
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Narragansett Terrace, RI

    I have been working at University of Rhode Island full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexiable working hours, you can work at home

    Cons

    Low salary, you have too think about the project after work


  2. "Good Environment"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant

    I worked at University of Rhode Island part-time

    Pros

    Depending on what department you TA for it can be very laid back or strict

    Cons

    Not a lot of hours available depending on which department you are in

  3. "A great learning opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Student Technology Assistant
    Former Employee - Student Technology Assistant

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

    Pros

    Very flexible hours, and we had a lot of different types of projects going on, so I learned about a lot of different technologies

    Cons

    Sometimes progress in project was dependent on if the client could meet with us


  4. "Great workplace, very informal"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Kingston, RI
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Kingston, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    easy to share and accomplish your ideas, no micromanaging from higher staff, lots of money in the budget to work with

    Cons

    a little bit too relaxed, lack of hard deadlines and oversight, hard to get things approved when needed

    Advice to Management

    streamline buying things


  5. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very close communication between professor and TA, allows for easier time for helping students

    Cons

    The job can be quite overwhelming if you are not properly scheduling your work load


  6. "Great place for a student job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Worker
    Former Employee - Student Worker
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    School Breaks off
    fun atmosphere

    Cons

    Some student workers do not take their job seriously


  7. "Perfect university to work with"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Kingston, NY
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Kingston, NY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Beautiful village to live in, excellent research infrastructure

    Cons

    I don't see any Cons here.

  8. "Good for students"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Hours are lenient so you can focus on school

    Cons

    Low pay and max of 20 hours per week


  9. "Good Experience"

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

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

    Pros

    Great group of driven, intelligent people.

    Cons

    Workload can vary week to week.


  10. "Teacher's Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    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