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University of Rhode Island Reviews

Updated November 27, 2018
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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. "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


  2. "Great place for a student job"

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    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

  3. "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.


  4. "Good for students"

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    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


  5. "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.


  6. "Teacher's Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Providence, RI
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    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


  7. "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

  8. "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


  9. "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


  10. "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.