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Updated April 6, 2015
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  1. Purdue is a very well organized, welcoming workplace.

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    Former Employee - Limited Term Lecturer in Hammond, IN
    Former Employee - Limited Term Lecturer in Hammond, IN

    I worked at Purdue University Calumet part-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I was employed both by the English Language Program and the Communication Department, and I loved the professionalism and friendly atmosphere of both of these environments. I was constantly challenged, I always had new, exciting responsibilities, and there were plenty of opportunities for growth, but i never felt overworked or taken advantage of. The atmosphere was very professional, yet friendly. And with many different systems in place, it was a well organized workplace. This campus really values cultural diversity.

    Cons

    Unfortunately there has been a shift lately towards more business oriented practices.

  2. I am glad I took this job.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Purdue University Calumet part-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great for network expansion. They work around your school schedule. Great events where you can learn much from speakers.

    Cons

    It can be tiring.

  3. Great campus

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Purdue University Calumet

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great resource, great professors and staff

    Cons

    there is no significant cons and still have a space to grow.

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  5. Overworked, Underpaid, and POOR leadership can sum up Purdue Calumet!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hammond, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hammond, IN

    I worked at Purdue University Calumet full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    You really get a chance to meet some great people, student, faculty, and staff included. On the faculty side, pay is a lot more attractive so the really good faculty members tend to stick around which is good for students.

    Cons

    Staff are underpaid, so people tend to use this place as a launching pad for their career, upper management realizes this and seem's to push talent away before they walk away. New staff is always hit and miss because they won't pay the talented people what they are worth.

     Insurance is extremely expensive.

    There is not a lot of opportunity for growth, they do not promote within.

    Raises are an insult, tax rates increase by more than annual raises

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you place people who are qualified to be in the position you place them in.

    Admitting mistakes goes a lot further than, riding with your bad decision to the end because you don't want to acknowledge a failure.

    IT departments are huge investments, place IT professionals over them to assure they are being run properly

  6. Tutor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Purdue University Calumet

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    I love working with other students. Walk out of class to go to work then go back to class.

    Cons

    There are not a lot of hours available.

  7. As an English Language Peer Mentor, you not only foster an understanding of the English language, but American culture.

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    Former Employee - English Language Peer Mentor in Hammond, IN
    Former Employee - English Language Peer Mentor in Hammond, IN

    I worked at Purdue University Calumet part-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Expose to different cultures
    Gain life-long friends
    Valuable experience
    Great for those seeking a teaching career
    Create your own work hours

    Cons

    Students can be a bit shy. Encouraging them to come to extracurricular activities can be a bit hard at times. However, once they get to know you and trust you, the shyness melts away.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  8. Photographer

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    Former Employee - Photographer in Hammond, IN
    Former Employee - Photographer in Hammond, IN

    I worked at Purdue University Calumet part-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    working with teams, enjoy and share the experience together. images can talk better than writing, thats actually my talent. My school haired me cause they saw my works and my projects . I have been working with them for more times

    Cons

    no downsides at all i love it

    Advice to Management

    responsibility is the most important part which keeps you a unique person among the workers

  9. Shuttle Driver

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Purdue University Calumet

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great supervisor, independence of decision making

    Cons

    Job cutbacks due to reduction in education funding

  10. Hard to get hired here if your an alum

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Hammond, IN
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Hammond, IN

    I have been working at Purdue University Calumet part-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent professors! Great work balance...very little micro-management.

    Cons

    Pay, no benefits, job safety.

    Advice to Management

    Hire former graduates that understand Blackboard Learn, PCstar, and Banner! This will cut down on training.

  11. Nice place to work, grow and get experience.

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    Former Employee - Lab Operations Coordinator in Hammond, IN
    Former Employee - Lab Operations Coordinator in Hammond, IN

    I worked at Purdue University Calumet full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, a commitment to providing excellent education and labs for students, department management pushes for more resources in a tough budget climate, ability to work creatively

    Cons

    Out of date facilities make setting up for labs difficult. Students complain that the department isn't committed to their education when in reality, they have no control over the out of date building. Bad air quality, mold growth etc... Don't work here if you have allergies.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in facilities.

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