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Purdue University Calumet Reviews

Updated July 11, 2017
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Pros
  • Very convenient working on campus (in 2 reviews)

  • Built a good relationship with professors and staff within the university (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • No benefits, such as health insurance (in 3 reviews)

  • Not many good places to eat nearby, and the surrounding community is a bit depressed (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Best place to work and learn"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Hammond, IN
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Hammond, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Purdue University Calumet part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Timely pay
    Flexible hours based on the position or the supervisor you are working under

    Cons

    Yet times support from other departments is not good


  2. "Laboratory Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Laboratory Assistant in Hammond, IN
    Current Employee - Laboratory Assistant in Hammond, IN
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Get to work with professors, bacteria, and demo experiments.

    Cons

    Sometimes there is not much to do.

  3. "Resistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Hammond, IN
    Current Employee - Director in Hammond, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Purdue University Calumet full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great institution to work, with amazing benefits and great contributions to 401K. This institution is in great transition with mergers and change!

    Cons

    Institution culture is ridgid and change resistant. People have been employed in the same positions for entirely too long and makes it challenging to acquire and retain new talent

    Advice to Management

    Explore expertise and perspective of employees with less than 5 years experience with the institution. These administrators and staff member can be change agents for the adjustment of the institution.


  4. "Secretary"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hammond, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hammond, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Purdue University Calumet full-time

    Pros

    It's a job of some kind.

    Cons

    Management (including HR) really could care less about the employees here.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, even though you are educators; you can still learn something.


  5. "Clinical Assistant Professor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Assistant Professor in Hammond, IN
    Current Employee - Clinical Assistant Professor in Hammond, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Purdue University Calumet full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great colleagues, diverse student base, decent work life balance

    Cons

    Pressure from administration to pass students and artificially increase the retention rate

    Advice to Management

    Focus on transparency


  6. "ALC Front Desk"

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    Former Employee - Front Desk - ALC in Crown Point, IN
    Former Employee - Front Desk - ALC in Crown Point, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Purdue University Calumet part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great student job.
    They work with your schedule.
    Friendly environment.
    Easy to do homework, given your desk work is done.
    Fun office potlucks.

    Cons

    Some immature conflicts between staff and teachers, such as gossip, passive aggressiveness, and scheduling.
    Security was either too lax or too aggressive, not in between.


  7. "Good for Students"

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Hammond, IN
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Hammond, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people and flexible hours.

    Cons

    They like their drama and gossip.

  8. "Lab Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Process Control Instrumentation in Crown Point, IN
    Former Employee - Process Control Instrumentation in Crown Point, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Purdue University Calumet part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It is a very good learning experience
    Got to master the material that was assigned
    Built a good relationship with professors and staff within the university.
    Looks very good on resume

    Cons

    The lab instructor position is not a permanent one. It is only part-time unless you get enough classes to instruct, so no benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  9. "Lab Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lab Consultant in Hammond, IN
    Former Employee - Lab Consultant in Hammond, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Purdue University Calumet part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Was able to do homework while working in the labs.
    Good place to develop some customer service skills with a wide variety of people.

    Cons

    Not a career, so the opportunities here are limited.

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Graduate Assistant Student Work"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Aid in Hammond, IN
    Former Employee - Graduate Aid in Hammond, IN

    Pros

    They will provide you exemption of tuition once you are hired as graduate assistant

    Cons

    Opportunities are not very equal to intl student


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