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Updated April 19, 2018
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  • Small town- not close to a big city (in 38 reviews)

  • West Lafayette can be a bit chilly during the winter (in 36 reviews)

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  1. "Purdue Feedback"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in West Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in West Lafayette, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    plethora of resources available for career development and collaboration is encouraged

    Cons

    Campus climate doesn't readily accept URM


  2. "Great Place to Work as a Student!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in West Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in West Lafayette, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Lots of spare time to get your homework done
    -Managers are usually chill and great to work under
    -Lots of support from the staff and community

    Cons

    Can be a little boring if you run out of your own work to do

  3. "Research Assistant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in West Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in West Lafayette, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open Environment to learn anything

    Cons

    I have not found any yet

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. "Well Balanced and Awesome"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Purdue University full-time

    Pros

    Nice sports programs like basketball and football
    Many ways to get involved on campus
    Respected and credible degrees
    Awesome libraries and study spaces

    Cons

    Occasional sleepless nights
    The Boilermaker Special waking you up
    Lack of nice residence hall space
    Our sport programs choke most of the time

    Advice to Management

    Make the residence halls a lot nicer and more spacious as well as add more study spaces in WALC with the really comfortable business style chairs


  5. "Great place for students worldwide"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in West Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in West Lafayette, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very friendly population - good work ethic and standards for most students. Classes have flexible timings and are interactive. The bus service is amazing and very helpful during harsh winters.

    Cons

    Isolated place and less social interaction if you don’t form a community for yourself. Lots of activities to choose from which may distract students.


  6. "Research Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Purdue University part-time

    Pros

    Professors treat you with respect.

    Cons

    The location of the campus


  7. "Love Purdue!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Purdue University part-time

    Pros

    I love the atmosphere of being on campus, and there are lots of opportunities for connecting with other departments.

    Cons

    Pay is generally not competitive with industry pay for the same job.

  8. "Clinical research"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in West Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in West Lafayette, IN
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    High quality, perfectionist, culture, world-class

    Cons

    Work-life balance, extreme competition


  9. "Summer Research Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    It was a great learning experience

    Cons

    Did not find any particular cons.


  10. "Undergraduate Research Assistant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in West Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in West Lafayette, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Purdue has provided me with experiences and skills that I needed for future work.

    Cons

    A lot ot OT needed.


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