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Purdue University Reviews

Updated March 3, 2015
Updated March 3, 2015
561 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Although it depends on your area, Purdue is a great place to work for (in 29 reviews)

  • Great resources, low cost of living, lots to do on campus (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Some might not like Lafayette/West Lafayette but I think it's a wonderful place (in 19 reviews)

  • Also living in a small town there is not a lot to do and see (in 15 reviews)

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    Wonderful place to get your degree

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Purdue University is one of the best universities in US. A perfect place to study and do research. Highly competitive academic environment motivates you to excel in your field of study.

    Cons

    Funding for students in some particular departments is very difficult. In all options of getting funding for Masters students are very limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should ensure that every student gets internships and placements. Also proper and more specific guidance should be given to students on plan of study

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Building Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Purdue University

    Pros

    Great and flexable place to work

    Cons

    Sometime things are a little slow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good working environment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Wonderful place to work!!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Purdue University

    Pros

    Great coworkers and faculty. I truly love going to work every day. I get to make a difference on a daily basis.

    Cons

    In my position, there isn't room to grow. I knew that coming into the position so it's not really a con.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    AMAZING PLACE TO WORK!!

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    Current Employee - Laboratory Assistant
    Current Employee - Laboratory Assistant

    I have been working at Purdue University

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and plenty of down time

    Cons

    Some people are difficult to work with

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Good pay for graduate students.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Purdue University part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pretty cushy teaching assignments (Psych Dept here)

    Prestigious research University with lots of resources for graduate students.

    Provides excellent training with top people in our field.

    Cons

    Terrible choice for a new president of the university. He has made very visible negative changes from what we had before.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace the president.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Lab assistant . ITaP

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    Current Employee - ITaP Lab Assistant in West Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - ITaP Lab Assistant in West Lafayette, IN

    I have been working at Purdue University

    Pros

    Flexible timing, great place to work

    Cons

    there are no cons , everything is good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    gj

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    Current Employee - Assistant in West Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Assistant in West Lafayette, IN

    I have been working at Purdue University

    Pros

    great experience i had there

    Cons

    none i know of right now

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good environment overall.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant

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

    Pros

    Lots of personal growth and flexibility. Salary goes very far in location.

    Cons

    Graduate students are expected to work intense hours at time. Advisers typically have all the power. If graduate researchers are treated poorly, they have little recourse.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great school

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in West Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in West Lafayette, IN

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

    Pros

    Great curriculum, well established alumni network, lots of career opportunity (if you're in the right majors and area of concentration though), low cost of living, overall nice people, diverse population (only in terms of nationality and ethnicity), simple and relaxed life style

    Cons

    Could be little depressing for those who are used to urban setting, not so many things to do for fun (I guess this is why people here all work out so much and are built), depressing winter season mostly due to gray sky. Certainly if you look for it there are various things to do but just don't expect the kind of dynamics you feel in the big cities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great coworkers and working environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Regional Undergraduate Admissions in West Lafayette, IN
    Current Contractor - Regional Undergraduate Admissions in West Lafayette, IN

    I have been working at Purdue University as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers and supperiors
    Good benefits and felexible schedule

    Cons

    Salary is a bit low
    Low opportunity for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a regional career track

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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