University of Rochester Reviews

Updated 23 Jun 2020

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4.1
86%
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96%
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University of Rochester President  Sarah Mangelsdorf
Sarah Mangelsdorf
31 Ratings
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  • "Low pay/conference budget for humanities graduate students(in 21 reviews)

  • "Cold and long winter with lots of snow(in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Position review"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at University of Rochester full-time

    Pros

    Good research environment, a lot of opportunities.

    Cons

    Bad communication from faculty to students

  2. "Great Environment, Great People"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Helpdesk Technician 

    I have been working at University of Rochester part-time

    Pros

    People, Flexibility, Security, Work/Life Balance

    Cons

    No Cons that I can think of

  3. "Good place to work"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at University of Rochester full-time

    Pros

    Great place to have a stable career and contribute to a wonderful mission.

    Cons

    Salaries are not in line with market rates.

  4. "Great Place to work"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Rochester, NY

    I worked at University of Rochester full-time

    Pros

    Cordial Friendly Environment designed for success

    Cons

    Inflexible work hour could become stressful

  5. "Great, collaborative space"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Student Fundraiser 

    I worked at University of Rochester part-time

    Pros

    Awesome people, great atmosphere, friendly management.

    Cons

    Keep yourself occupied between calling, it can easily get boring.

  6. "research assistant at social stress lab"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Rochester part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    gained experience working in the lab

    Cons

    mainly operation works and the workplace is not that good

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  7. COVID-19

    "Great benefits, expect it to become better"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Rochester full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Health insurance is amazing, a lot of starting vacation, many great people throughout the organization and overall not a bad working climate. I am optimistic about the leadership of the University's new President Sarah Mangelsdorf.

    Cons

    Many organizations within the college are bureaucratic, territorial, and run by people who have no business being in their roles. Until Coronavirus the organization has not had to think too hard about the efficacy of its resource allocation.

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  8. COVID-19
    Helpful (1)

    "University of Rochester: Times of great uncertainty"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at University of Rochester full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Excellent and supportive colleagues. Great students.

    Cons

    The University administration doesn’t seem to know how to handle crisis like the current situation with the coronavirus.

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  9. "Positive Work Environment"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Analyst, ERecord Cupid in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Rochester full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Benifits, oppurtunity for advancements

    Cons

    Although I always felt vauled, i would say that pay in lower level jobs is a bit lacking in my opion, Ex: Techs, OAS staff

  10. "Tutored the students on campus"

    2.0
    Current Employee - Tutor 

    I have been working at University of Rochester part-time

    Pros

    Loved working with the students on campus

    Cons

    It didn't affect me but the campus barely have parking spots for employees and can be overpriced

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