Purdue University Calumet

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Purdue University Calumet Reviews

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Purdue University Calumet full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good people to work with overall and satisfying working with students.

    Cons

    Office politics. In some departments more than others.

    Recommends
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  2.  

    A very easy going part-time job

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    Current Employee - Community Assistant  in  Hammond, IN
    Current Employee - Community Assistant in Hammond, IN

    I have been working at Purdue University Calumet part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You get to know new people and it is an easy job. No hard labor and mostly not stressful work. A desk job.

    Cons

    The only complaint or issue I have is that it is minimum wage. I believe that it is worth a bit more since you don't get breaks from your post and responsibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have better training, had to learn a lot of stuff on my own or the hard way.

    Recommends
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    Graduate Aide

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    Current Employee - Graduate Aid  in  Hammond, IN
    Current Employee - Graduate Aid in Hammond, IN

    I have been working at Purdue University Calumet part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    1.Tuition & Fee Waiver.
    2.Oppurtunity to conduct research with your supervisor.
    3.Free Access to copyrighted softwares which might be needed for your class for per semester.
    4.Oppurtunity to be a guest student for some really useful courses

    Cons

    1.Too much grading to do.
    2.Intense schedule.
    3.Extra work when you are off,like when students have questions about their grades or their homework.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Dysfunctional, political, unfriendly

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

    I have been working at Purdue University Calumet full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    For most, an easy commute, but that is likely to change soon.

    Cons

    Within the past 5 years: Extreme disloyalty to long term "workhorse employees" with great evaluations and productivity - as in mass terminations with no regard to performance. No support, inadequate infrastructure, no opportunities for involvement and advancement and active opposition for those who try to create them. Top heavy and clueless administration goes against their own policies. Most decisions are top down, but the attempts to coat it with a veneer of input from faculty are insulting lies. E.G. recent merger with campus decided with NO faculty or student input - but "Hey, a contest to name the merged campuses" which will likely be disastrous for students and another imposition on underpaid faculty. Politically and secretively appointed president of University. Salaries are 25-50% below comparable institutions (except top administrators.) Take a job outside academe rather than work here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please leave academe before you do more harm.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Old Boys & Girls Club

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Purdue University Calumet

    Pros

    The university provides a quality education to its students. Purdue is one of the largest employment sources for the area.

    Cons

    I believe the average length of employment is around 15 years for the majority of the staff and administration. They are stuck in old ways and fight every chance to move processes into the 21st century. Older employees who lack technological skills resent newer employees who bring new approaches. You find more retirees who have returned and temps working there than fresher employees. There is a high turnaround for employees working there two years or less.

    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    on-campus Job

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    Current Employee - Assistant  in  Hammond, IN
    Current Employee - Assistant in Hammond, IN

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

    Pros

    good professor good students good staff

    Cons

    no disadvantage no bad thing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good be patient

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Unfulfilled promise

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    Former Employee - Faculty  in  Hammond, IN
    Former Employee - Faculty in Hammond, IN

    I worked at Purdue University Calumet full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    There are many good people working at PUC: they're smart, upbeat, and enthusiastic, with lots of energy. Many students are first-generation college students and are people trying to change the trajectory of their and their families' lives. Because of this, there's tremendous opportunity to help people and to make a difference in their lives.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the school suffers from severe morale problems. There have been massive cutbacks and cutting of resources, to the point that they have all but stopped doing basic things like collecting garbage from offices and classrooms. Many teaching positions have been axed (as well, many people have fled to other institutions or taken early retirement) as management and administration continues to balloon in size. Expectations, evaluation, and promotion decisions are massively uneven and have little to do with merit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adopt a set of values and ethics and adhere to them, applying them equally and fairly to everyone. Stop rewarding bad behavior. Take measures to allow energetic faculty to accomplish things. Marginalize people who block attempts of others to improve the school.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Politics, Politics, Politics

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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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Extreme amount of vacation and sick time; on-site fitness center

    Cons

    In many departments, individuals are not promoted based on performance - individuals are promoted based on friendships and other relationships. PUC is full of politics, smiling faces and back-stabbing. Senior Management fills positions with those that they feel will "do their bidding." Morals and values are said to be a high priority, however they are not. Very bad treatment of staff occurs and no one is ever held accountable. Vacation and sick time do not compensate for what you may have to deal with at PUC.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold staff accountable, hold yourselves accountable. Promote based on performance. Look around so that you can actually see what is happening in your areas!

    Doesn't Recommend
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  10.  

    Purdue University Calumet preaches about tolerance and acceptance to all but it is a big lie.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Purdue University Calumet for less than a year

    Pros

    You may be working closer to home if you happen to live in the area.

    Cons

    The pay and the attitudes displayed toward non-faculty employees is horrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please stop your professors and department heads from misusing and misappropriating federal funds. You know what is going there is wrong and it is sad that you are allowing it because you think that you can get away with it forever. Remember eventually you will be exposed.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    A graduate aid is a great way to gain work experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Purdue University Calumet

    Pros

    Teaching a lab looks great on a resume
    You get tuition reimbursement plus a small stipend
    The more classes you teach, the more you make
    This is a great way to get to know your supervising professor
    The staff and faculty are very helpful

    Cons

    The lab equipment and procedures need updating
    The stipend is small
    Students in upper level labs do not know basic techniques

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some time and money updating the procedures and getting new equipment in the labs.

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