RPI Reviews

Updated April 30, 2015
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  1. Freedom

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at RPI

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Able to script my own course

    Cons

    Some there are unkind situations, sometimes the hours are not friendly. Sometimes the work is dirty and unpleasant

    Advice to Management

    Continue honoring when it is do


  2. research assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RPI full-time

    Pros

    1. Good work-life balance for most of the positions
    2. Low living cost
    3. good campus
    4. good engineering program (most among top 35 in national ranking)

    Cons

    1. Upstate new york is not for everyone in life style
    2. faculty usually run out fund after 3-4 years, then you have to find your own way to support

    Advice to Management

    Devote more money into the research, as it is loosing its edge in traditional strength (especially for the engineering school)


  3. Could be so much more...

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Tukwila, WA
    Former Employee - Manager in Tukwila, WA

    I worked at RPI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    RPI is a significant player in a prosperous industry. There is certainly opportunity there for talented and hard working individuals. Their benefits for fulltime employees are generous.

    Cons

    The organization is running too fast for itself and its strategy is based on half-baked ideas. When these ideas don't work out, the company reorganizes and people are let go or leave by themselves due to job insecurity. The turnover is through the roof.

    Advice to Management

    Be realistic and vet your ideas better. The turnover has got to stop if you want to grow your business.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Working to make changes

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RPI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people at all levels. Fun, care about their work.

    Cons

    Struggled with cohesive executive team and that has permeated the organization. However, recent changes made to the team and the structure bode well.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to monitor the progress of the changes. Finish what you start!


  6. If you like you sanity, don't work here.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RPI full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Being in a company that manufactures something is cool.

    Cons

    Upper management will stab you in the back the moment they get a chance. Layoffs happen every year (which they insist "won't happen this year" but always does) and no one is safe. You will give up your holiday time with you family just to be laid off right after the busy season.

    Advice to Management

    They are so beyond any chance of help that there is no advice that they would ever listen to.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Revolving Door Politics

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations in Tukwila, WA
    Former Employee - Operations in Tukwila, WA

    I worked at RPI full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work ethic from the people on the floor.

    Cons

    No integrity from Upper Management! Agree with everything they say, or you're on your way out. They will lie to your face about growth; blind side you when you've accomplished your task.
    Do some research and see how many positions are filled by persons with more than a couple years with the company.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the back office fighting and develop a team that will sustain over the long haul.
    Don't post your "Values" if you don't intend to live by them.
    It's called HYPOCRISY.


  8. Helpful (4)

    Hell

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Expeditor in Tukwila, WA
    Former Employee - Expeditor in Tukwila, WA

    I worked at RPI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay rate for not having a degree isn't the best, but better then minimum wage

    Cons

    secretive management, backstabbers, no communication, low workmanship standards, too many hours, not enough breaks/no encouragment to take breaks, no room for personal growth, no encouragment for education

    Advice to Management

    When managment says they are going to do something, it is easier to believe them when they follow through. From being told that managment wants to hear new ideas to being asked opinions on current work flow and only recieving bitter retaliation because it wasn't what managment wanted to hear is unprofessional.


  9. I have never worked at a more fun, supportive work environment.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at RPI

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Benefits are great, the culture is awesome, the colaaborative envornoment makes working fun, challenging, and educational.

    Cons

    Some may find the constant change of a growing company a "con."

    Advice to Management

    You're doing a great job. I have never worked for a greater group of people. I am grateful how you challenge and push me and that my hard work is recognized. Thank you.



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