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Updated February 21, 2019
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  • "West Lafayette is a small town, but you may visit Chicago (2h drive" (in 41 reviews)

  • "West Lafayette is a small city with not a lot of options of things to do" (in 40 reviews)

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  1. "TA"

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    Current Employee - GTA
    Current Employee - GTA

    I have been working at Purdue University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Tuition waived and provides stipend.

    Cons

    Will have to dedicate lot of time towards TAing.


  2. "Awesome working experience here."

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    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.

  3. "Average!"

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

    I have been working at Purdue University full-time (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


  4. "Great environment, student friendly"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Purdue University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Tuition Reimbursement, Flexible hours, Great Grad Staff benefits,

    Cons

    cold, lots of rains, school won't close under extreme weathers.


  5. "Excellent place for academic research"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Purdue University full-time

    Pros

    Smart colleagues and inclusive campus

    Cons

    Very small city and surrounded by corn field


  6. "Structural Engineering Graduate Research Assistant"

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

    I have been working at Purdue University full-time (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


  7. "Graduate Student Stipend"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in West Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in West Lafayette, IN

    I have been working at Purdue University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    depending on your lab you can work from home; good on campus health services

    Cons

    the stipend is barely enough to live on

  8. "Easy process to apply"

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    Current Employee - Student Associate
    Current Employee - Student Associate

    I have been working at Purdue University part-time

    Pros

    Good pay for a part-time job.

    Cons

    Hard labour when assigned to dish.


  9. "Depends on your advisor."

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

    I have been working at Purdue University part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A good advisor (or advisors) like mine are great.

    Cons

    I know some friends had horrific advisors that made their lives miserable.


  10. "While doing Ms"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are in Purdue, the research opportunities are endless. I worked with the medical department and engineering department in collaboration and we sure did a couple crazy things.

    Cons

    The only issue is I guess the WiFi’ isn week at times on Campus