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Purdue University Graduate Assistant Reviews

Updated May 21, 2019

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98 Ratings
  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in West Lafayette, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Purdue University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Quiet and safe campus; Diverse culture and people from all over the world

    Cons

    The town is small, not a big one

    Purdue University2019-05-02
  2. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant in West Lafayette, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Purdue University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Access to resources (lab space, IT, software)

    Cons

    Under compensation for Graduate TAs/RAs

    Advice to Management

    Allocate more funding to Graduate TAs/RAs in the Polytechnic Institute.

    Purdue University2019-05-21
  3. "Nice Place for Research"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Purdue University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly work environment. A lot of opportunities.

    Cons

    Winter time is too long.

    Purdue University2019-05-01
  4. "Excellent University"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in West Lafayette, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cutting-edge research and facilities, surrounded by very intelligent, hard-working students and faculty, great opportunities for entrepreneurship, diverse student-body with many international connections and opportunities

    Cons

    Not a lot of options for local entertainment, administrative communication between departments is sometimes very time-consuming

    Purdue University2019-04-03
  5. "graduate teaching assistant at Purdue is good"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in West Lafayette, IN

    I have been working at Purdue University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good salary, can choose which class you want to teach

    Cons

    very competitive sometimes some profs won't be that responsible

    Purdue University2019-03-18
  6. "Sometimes student, sometimes staff member"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant 
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The insurance isn't too bad, though good luck trying to find a psychologist.

    Cons

    Pick only two: mental health, academic success, quality teaching.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a solid definition of what a graduate staff member is, and use that terminology at all levels of communication about our roles on campus. It's disheartening to receive an email saying that Mitch Daniels has generously given everyone a bonus if you're not sure whether you're part of that group. It's like we're considered students when it benefits the university and considered staff when it benefits the university.

    Purdue University2019-03-30
  7. "Graduate Teaching Assistant - Purdue"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Purdue University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Students Nice environment to work with Professors

    Cons

    Large volume of classes - 80 to 100 students Lots of grading In-class activities every week

    Purdue University2019-03-19
  8. "Good school for engineering phd student"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in West Lafayette, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good reputation, strong faculties, large selection of classes.

    Cons

    Not much fun to have in a small midwest town. Lack of local job opportunities as large companies are mostly in East Coast and West Coast.

    Purdue University2019-03-18
  9. "Just Average"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in West Lafayette, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Purdue University part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Interesting work projects and colleagues

    Cons

    Many advisors are overextended and have limited mentoring abilities

    Advice to Management

    Create Faculty training for research advisors

    Purdue University2019-03-18
  10. "Average organization to work for"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Hammond, IN

    I worked at Purdue University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Very understanding and accommodating manager

    Cons

    - Leadership needs to make decision faster - Give more competitive projects to GA's

    Purdue University2019-03-14
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