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Updated Apr 27, 2014

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    Graduate Aide

    Graduate Aid (Current Employee) Hammond, IN

    Pros1.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

    Cons1.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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Dysfunctional, political, unfriendly

    Adjunct (Current Employee) Hammond, IN

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

    ConsWithin 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 Senior ManagementPlease leave academe before you do more harm.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Old Boys & Girls Club

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsI 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.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Assistant (Current Employee) Hammond, IN

    Prosgood professor good students good staff

    Consno disadvantage no bad thing

    Advice to Senior Managementgood be patient

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Unfulfilled promise

    Faculty (Former Employee) Hammond, IN

    ProsThere 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.

    ConsUnfortunately, 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 Senior ManagementAdopt 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Politics, Politics, Politics

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Hammond, IN

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    A graduate aid is a great way to gain work experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsTeaching 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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend some time and money updating the procedures and getting new equipment in the labs.

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    Great place to work, near Chicago, plenty of parking, good benefits.

    Visiting Assistant Professor (Current Employee) Hammond, IN

    ProsCollegial community that truly values cultural diversity. Provides low-cost parking in a relatively new, brightly-lit garage, as well as large surface lots. Great technology. Close to Chicago and Lake Michigan. Encourages tenure-track and tenured faculty research, as well as undergraduate student research. Requires all undergraduates to complete two service learning courses.

    ConsNot many good places to eat nearby, and the surrounding community is a bit depressed. Due to statewide budget cuts for Indiana state colleges, they have had to deal with budget cuts. Pay is a bit low compared to other universities where I interviewed. Relies too heavily on adjunct faculty.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage student recruitment and retention by hiring more tenure-track faculty. The pressure to teach well and to publish well leads to excellence, which makes the university more appealing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good People

    Instructor (Current Employee) Hammond, IN

    ProsNew teacher support.
    Newer facilities
    Program flexibility

    ConsNot a very diverse student population

    Advice to Senior ManagementMarket the ELP program to a wider range of student populations.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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