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Purdue University Graduate Research Assistant Reviews

Updated May 21, 2019

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  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 
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    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. "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
  6. "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
  7. "Great academic environment"

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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

    - Surrounded by the best minds. - Lots of opportunity to do novel research. - Helpful professors, advisors etc.

    Cons

    - Small town, not much to do outside. - Winters are harsh

    Purdue University2019-02-26
  8. "Average!"

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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

    Half-time RA. Living expense here in West Lafayette is not so high. Average rental for 1 bedroom apt is $700. So. it is not so bad.

    Cons

    Not much to enjoy or hang out at outside.

    Advice to Management

    Please reduce road constructions. It blocks everywhere all year

    Purdue University2019-02-20
  9. "Awesome working experience here."

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant 

    I have been working at Purdue University part-time

    Pros

    Excellent professors here. Excellent lectures.

    Cons

    Cold in winter... while hot in summer.

    Purdue University2019-02-19
  10. "Structural Engineering Graduate Research Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    great structural engineering lab, amazing program with good reputation, good classes

    Cons

    low stipend, lots of work, high advisor expectations

    Purdue University2019-02-22
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