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Updated September 19, 2017
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  1. "Eastman School of Music"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent UofR Benefits & Atmosphere/Culture

    Cons

    Lower salaries in the Finance field compared to the market. Partially made up for with better health benefits. No real opportunity for raises beyond the standard of living unless you change jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps make the salaries a bit more competitive, or leave room for performance raises beyond standard of living.


  2. "Great to work for a University"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Supervisor in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Supervisor in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Rochester full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very good benefits and working conditions. Vacation and time off policy very generous. Benefits and salary very good.

    Cons

    Union workers outside the medical staff are paid too well. A lot of the non-medical staff should not be union or the university should out-source those positions.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the union and centralize many of the areas of operation. Many areas are allowed to "do their own thing" resulting in missed opportunities for cost reductions and savings.

  3. "Graduate Student"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Highly collaborative research environment, wonderful administrative staff, high caliber research, well funded research projects and PIs, dedicated graduate student population

    Cons

    Upstate New York location, lesser well-known than lower caliber research institutions, career development more focused on undergraduates than graduates


  4. "Nice place"

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    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Rochester, NY
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice place to work nice people and facilities. Being on a big nice campus makes work a lot less depressing.

    Cons

    None. Typical job stuff, no real complaints.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Staff Accountant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A rich environment for growth and process improvements.

    Cons

    Lack of automated procedures, old cumbersome systems and processes.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your improvement opportunities and have an open mind.


  6. "Has not been voted best employer for a reason"

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    Current Employee - Patient Services in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Patient Services in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good coworkers unless management uses fear to keep everyone afraid to talk to each other creating distrust. Most coworkers feel unappreciated and turn to each other for support

    Cons

    Too many to list but essentially starting from the top they do not value their employees and promote turnover so they can keep employees young and pay little. They are not an equal opportunity employer despite their claims that they are

    Advice to Management

    Let front line step in your role and you leave. Needs fresh new management across the board that is based on capabilities not who you are friends with


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great opportunities, low pay"

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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent health insurance
    Flexible scheduling
    Tuition benefits

    Cons

    Low pay
    Pressure to work as much as possible

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Ph.D. program in biomedical engineering at the University of Rochester provides excellent training opportunities. In addition, the salary is very competitive, especially considering the low cost of living in Rochester.

    Cons

    The Ph.D. program in biomedical engineering at the University of Rochester has the largest course load of any Ph.D. programs at the university. Graduation times typically exceed 5 years.

    Advice to Management

    The course-load should be lessened slightly. Because so many courses are required so early in the process, even before a research project is identified, students typically end up taking several courses that are irrelevant to their research and career.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "It's an ok job."

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

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

    Pros

    I appreciate not being micro managed and having flexible hours(i.e. not punching a clock). It's also busy and I'm constantly learning.

    Cons

    Paid under market. It's really hard to get a raise beyond cost of living. There's absolutely no HR support which is shocking for such a huge organization!

    Advice to Management

    Make your HR business reps connect with their employees. Who can you go to with issues?


  10. "Graduate House Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Graduate House Advisor in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Graduate House Advisor in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Great staff and phenomenal supervisor!
    - Living so conveniently in the middle of campus makes it easy to get to classes.
    - Bus system is easy to use
    - Rewarding when programming sticks
    - Only have duty twice a semester
    - Public Safety always has your back

    Cons

    - Fraternity men can be difficult to work with because many of them feel entitled and have not been told no often before.
    - FSA and ResLife don't always talk to each other

    Advice to Management

    - Reach out to the AD and try to get them involved. They have been quite absent syncing starting this year.


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