Purdue University
3.9 of 5 379 reviews
www.purdue.edu West Lafayette, IN 5000+ Employees

Purdue University Reviews

Updated Apr 19, 2014
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3.9 379 reviews

                             

81% Approve of the CEO

Purdue University President Mitch Daniels

Mitch Daniels

(75 ratings)

80% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "They treat their students well, and its certainly a great place to be in"
    in 20 reviews
  • "Great resources, low cost of living, lots to do on campus"
    in 10 reviews
Cons:
  • "Some might not like Lafayette/West Lafayette but I think it's a wonderful place"
    in 13 reviews
  • "Reduced benefits and lack of cost of living salary increases"
    in 6 reviews
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“Great university”

Postdoctoral Research Associate (Current Employee)
Lafayette, IN

I have been working at Purdue University full-time for more than 3 years

ProsPros – Great place to study and work.
Great people and sciencPros – You can make your experience what you want. If you want to get the most of your time here, then put a lot of effort in.e around.

ConsCons – Not many places to go in the mid-west if you like out door activities.ns – Pay roll is always slow and you have to jump through a bunch of hoops.

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

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

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Great experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Purdue University

ProsCreative and competitive. good place to work in.

Consvery low pay for the level of expertise required for tasks. Poor pay rate and demands more than you get paid for

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research assistant

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Purdue University

Prosfree research environment, nice colleagues and advisor.

Consthe location of campus is in a small town, not many fun places to go.

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

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Very diverse and many oppertunities

Grad Student, Teaching Assistant (Current Employee)
West Lafayette, IN

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

ProsCompensation; most grad students are offered tuition remission with RA or TA appointments. Teaching, taking classes, and research is challenging, it's rewarding for the most part.

ConsDifficult for international studnets to get employemnt at career fairs. I'd also so that there needs to be more west coast based companies at the career fairs.

Advice to Senior ManagementAsk for grad student feed back while they are going through the process

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

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Great university

Post Doctoral Research Assistant (Current Employee)
West Lafayette, IN

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

ProsGreat place to study and work.
Great people and science around.

ConsNot many places to go in the mid-west if you like out door activities.

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

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Great opportunity.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Purdue University

ProsYou can make your experience what you want. If you want to get the most of your time here, then put a lot of effort in.

ConsPay roll is always slow and you have to jump through a bunch of hoops.

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Purdue University

Computer Technician (Current Employee)
West Lafayette, IN

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

ProsGood Benefits, Flexible Hours, & Great People.

ConsLow Wages compared to other Universities

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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PhD study at Purdue

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Purdue University

ProsGreat academic environment, great professors, friendly people

ConsI am not sure about what disadvantages I can say, but the place the school is located is relatively small and quiet, compared to big cities. But it is still good for focusing on study

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Quite Place for research and study

Research Assistant (Current Employee)
West Lafayette, IN

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

ProsIf you like someplace quite and small, you should be here. The gym is also great.

ConsNot many good restaurant. Also far from big city, such as Chicago.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Purdue University, Home

Student (Current Employee)
West Lafayette, IN

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

Prosnetworking, education, innovation, design, multicultural

ConsRigorous, work life balance, drinking, tas, cody cousins

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

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