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University of Rochester Reviews

Updated November 17, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Needs Better Staff Development"

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    Former Employee - Higher Education Professional Staff in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Higher Education Professional Staff in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Rochester full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, including healthcare, tuition and retirement. Many front line staff and faculty are wonderful to work with.

    Cons

    Salary is much lower than industry and regional standards even with benefits accounted for. Due to lower salary and lack of development opportunities quality staff leave and many middle managers are not properly supported. Strategic leadership is not prevalent in non academic units. Overall, administration does not seem to value the bulk of employees that do the daily work.

    Advice to Management

    Start looking at why there are such high turnover rates for young promising staff members. Build a better ladder for staff to develop and grow. Better communication between all levels of leadership and front line staff.


  2. "Teaching Assistance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Rochester part-time

    Pros

    Convenient to work on campus. Coworkers are really good.

    Cons

    Payment management system is not so effective

    Advice to Management

    Some training related to payment maybe better

  3. "Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Office Administrator in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Office Administrator in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Outstanding academic atmosphere and staff and faculty.

    Cons

    No cons at this time. Nothing is bad,

    Advice to Management

    Stay the same.


  4. "Great place to work and study"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Rochester full-time

    Pros

    Nice diverse and friendly cohort of people at UR.

    Cons

    Winter is quite cold and long here!


  5. "College Job for Science Major"

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Exposure to cutting edge research/researchers
    -Future LOR
    -Learn new things

    Cons

    -Minimum wage
    -Limited hours
    -Can get repetitive

    Advice to Management

    Re-design Jobs Board site


  6. "Graduate Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Schedule flexibility, supportive advisors, good resources

    Cons

    Can sometimes be difficult to make progress


  7. "Graduate students treated abysmally"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student
    Current Employee - Graduate Student
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Course administration and registration is relatively pain-free. Faculty generally work on interesting projects.

    Cons

    Compensation for graduate students is pathetic. No dental insurance. Zero mental health support and accommodations. Most classes are not taught well whatsoever, no pedagogical instruction. No protections against unjust termination. Environment is extremely isolating.

    Advice to Management

    Increase compensation for students to make them feel like their labor is worth it.

  8. "An outstanding research institute in a precarious educational position"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Rochester full-time

    Pros

    Research faculty are well funded and well supported. Research is a very high priority at this institution.

    Cons

    Student satisfaction generally plays second fiddle to faculty retention and upper management happiness.

    Advice to Management

    I would advise the university to prioritize student, both undergraduate and graduate, satisfaction and success. The university is almost closer to a private research institute that allows classes.


  9. "Depends on where you work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Rochester full-time

    Pros

    Ok benefits. Great retirement plan. After 5 years they contribute 6.75% of your gross salary for you! Nobody in the city is doing that. Educational benefits are great. Job security is very good. They can't afford to let people go since everybody is so busy. You have to do something major to get fired and lay offs are incredibly rare.

    Cons

    Managers are given full authority by HR. So they can do pretty much whatever they want. HR does not have your back. But if you land a good manager you are golden. If you get a bad manager then oh well. Nothing you can do. Because of this turn over is very high at almost all parts of the university. Work load is heavy where ever you go here.


  10. "Ambulatory Technologist"

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    Former Employee - Ambulatory Technologist in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Ambulatory Technologist in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Rochester full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits. Treated like family. Very friendly environment to work in.

    Cons

    Employees get charged for parking.


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