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Updated October 27, 2017
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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)

  • It is difficult to grow at URI because people do not leave (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Top notch people. Collaborative and friendly atmosphere. Students are eager to learn and many work while also in Univ. They don't act like they are entitled or spoiled.

    Cons

    Main campus is in Kingston, RI versus Providence. But the commute is relatively easy, since even Providence (RI's biggest city) doesn't have the degree of traffic problems typically metropolitan areas (e.g. Boston).

    Advice to Management

    Invest more $ in marketing. We have a great University that's competitively priced, so we should be aggressively competing across state lines for students.


  2. "PhD at URI"

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    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Kingston, RI
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Kingston, RI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Rhode Island full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great location, friendly and helpful, nice weather

    Cons

    Not enough name recognition, Away from city

  3. "URI ITMS Student Job"

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    Former Employee - URI ITMS Student Employee in Kingston, RI
    Former Employee - URI ITMS Student Employee in Kingston, RI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great flexibility. Employers understand students have obligations outside of work. Nice environment. Around other like minded students working on similar projects, so help is always an earshot away. Builds a strong community. Still sharing friendships with those I met while employed

    Cons

    9-5 hours make it difficult to find time for hours.


  4. "URI is a great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Information Technologist in Kingston, RI
    Current Employee - Senior Information Technologist in Kingston, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Rhode Island full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very open environment, people are nice

    Cons

    There are no cons to report


  5. "Nice work place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kingston, RI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kingston, RI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at URI-GSO is a challenging yet rewarding experience. The work is consistently changing and project involvement is key to success.

    Cons

    Management working with URI can be difficult due to the strange politics that can occur at the University.

    Advice to Management

    Better management of updating contracts/better response to employees concerns. Continue to welcome students who are eager to join the workforce.


  6. "Kingston"

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    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.


  7. "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

  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. "TAing is fun"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in South Kingstown, RI
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in South Kingstown, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Convenience as a student, don't have to drive anywhere. Get to experience helping underclassment learn.

    Cons

    Low wage, some professors make your life stressful


  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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