Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
104 Reviews
4.2
104 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The campus is beautiful and the people are friendly (in 3 reviews)

  • a nice and quite small engineering school, nice professors and students (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • It is at least three hours from nearby big cities and there are not many other academic institutes (in 3 reviews)

  • High turnover of dissatisfied employees (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Chemistry Graduate Student

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Troy, NY
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Troy, NY

    I have been working at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great experience and opportunities to grow as a research

    Cons

    The Chemistry Department does not run smoothly in regards to getting the information that students need effectively communicated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    teaching assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Pros

    nice people nice professors great opportunity

    Cons

    small town small department remote place

  3.  

    Great Benefits Package

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    Current Employee - Administrative Specialist in Troy, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Specialist in Troy, NY

    I have been working at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Matching contribution by this employee to retirement is 8%, standard (non-executive)

    Cons

    Lack of good career ladders

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great place to work in.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, NY

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

    Pros

    Nice people, relatively politic free environment. Clever students on campus. Close to NYC and Boston.

    Cons

    It is located in Troy which is a small city in upstate NY.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Management Student

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Pros

    Education and Job opportunities are bountiful

    Cons

    Women are lacking, and teachers need to learn better english

  7.  

    Satisfied - RA

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Troy, NY
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Troy, NY

    I have been working at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good school with very little distractions from outside of campus. Campus is beautiful. One of the best I have seen. Professors care about the students and the direction of the school.

    Cons

    dwindling number of professors and course options. Troy is not that exciting and rather a little unsafe at times and places. While professors care and point out concerns, deans of the schools often ignore you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the student body and faculty. Listen to the concerns of the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    As a student employee I found my coworkers and supervisors to be positive and lax.

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Troy, NY
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Troy, NY

    I have been working at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Decent pay. High expectation for work standard . High value of school reputation. Plenty of opportunities to learn and improve.

    Cons

    Supervisors sometimes not quite accessible, as some professors of some departments are adjunct. Staff not familiar with other campus resources, even if it's such a small one.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Nice Place

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Troy, NY
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Troy, NY

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

    Pros

    faculty, facility, student, opportunity, solid

    Cons

    school size, diversity, new technology

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    student employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute part-time

    Pros

    friendly co-worker and not too much work

    Cons

    communication, time planning and self motivation

  11.  

    Not a bad private school

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Troy, NY
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Troy, NY

    I have been working at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    High paid in such a low cost town like Troy...Working in the new Biotech building is awesome

    Cons

    It is difficult to find a work life balance here. Too many pushy boss

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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