Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
3.9 of 5 79 reviews
www.rpi.edu Troy, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Reviews in Albany, NY

Updated Mar 19, 2014
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3.8 56 reviews

                             

64% Approve of the CEO

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson

Shirley Ann Jackson

(28 ratings)

83% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Research Assistant (Former Employee)
Troy, NY

I worked at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute part-time for more than a year

ProsThey give you a lot of room to work on the projects you like. Large budgets depending on department. Great reputation. Pays well.

ConsThe town is getting better but its not great. Little management means some things slip through the cracks.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop worrying about money.

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Tough to adjust - Graduate Student

Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee)
Troy, NY

I have been working at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute full-time for less than a year

ProsIntelligent Faculty, staff, and students. Open to ideas and suggestions. Flexibility. Benefits are great. Many opportunities to get involved.

Conswork-life balance... what life?

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

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Great students...great professors...great lab

Undergraduate Researcher (Current Employee)
Troy, NY

I have been working at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute part-time for less than a year

ProsEveryone at the lab is involved in multiple projects. Always working on something new and cutting edge.

ConsAs an undergraduate researcher, there's not much to complain about.

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

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Awesome University

Research Assistant (Current Employee)
Troy, NY

I have been working at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute full-time for less than a year

ProsCareer oriented curriculum and excellent environment

Consweather can be bad sometimes

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue the good work

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

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Grad school decent stipend weird place though.

Graduate Student (Current Employee)
Troy, NY

I have been working at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSmart people, decent pay for free reign working on interesting problems with a great advisor

ConsMiserable campus, 75% male, cold, snowy, and perpetually grey

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great and hard working staff and faculty, upper management and administration are clueless

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Troy, NY

I have been working at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute full-time for more than 10 years

Prosthe staff and faculty are stellar, troy grows on you. amazing architecture. close to boston, nyc, montreal. cheap housing costs overall.

Consno real way for advancement, constantly asked to do more and more (i'm covering three positions), top down administration who don't listen to anyone but themselves or VP level. HR makes hiring impossible. archaic purchasing policies make doing business very difficult, but the rules dont' apply to upper administration.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to us.

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

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As a student here, I worked doing research, did work study, and also worked for RenXchange for a while.

Research Assistant (Current Employee)
Troy, NY

I have been working at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute part-time for more than 3 years

ProsLots of different fields of employment

ConsHard to get a raise/funding, jobs often taken by work study students

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more jobs for students who don't have work study

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee)
Troy, NY

I have been working at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute part-time for more than 3 years

ProsVery good place to live and study and work

ConsI don't like the weather

Advice to Senior Managementno

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Small Engineering School

Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee)
Troy, NY

I have been working at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute full-time for more than a year

ProsLots of very smart people
Excellent faculty
Lots of individual student attention

ConsWORST CITY ON THE PLANET
Terrible weather
Facilities are generally old and small

This school just does not provide the college experience that other large universities can provide. It is simply a poor choice for an undergraduate education. Much more appropriate for a graduate education.

Advice to Senior ManagementMove the school to a nicer city where people are less likely to be mugged

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

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3 years' experience in material processing

Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee)
Troy, NY

I have been working at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute full-time for more than 3 years

ProsHave many companies around and job opportunities

ConsMaybe stressful sometimes, depend on your project

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

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