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Updated July 15, 2018
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  • "Small town- not close to a big city" (in 38 reviews)

  • "West Lafayette is a college town" (in 36 reviews)

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  1. "Research Assistance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Purdue University full-time

    Pros

    Very good research facilities for Materials engineering Department.

    Cons

    Very challenging for a new comer


  2. "Resident Adsistantt"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Purdue University part-time

    Pros

    Get to interact with students and improve their college experience

    Cons

    Having to discipline students

    Advice to Management

    You're amazing.

  3. "Good environment for education"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Purdue University part-time

    Pros

    Nice experience to work with smart people

    Cons

    Not many companies around if you plan to go for industry afterwards


  4. "Research Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Purdue University full-time

    Pros

    Purdue University has friendly environment

    Cons

    Office spaces are small, no business experience


  5. "Head Guard Lead"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Purdue University part-time

    Pros

    Great team and loved meeting new people

    Cons

    Constant flow of new people


  6. "Student Researcher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Purdue University part-time

    Pros

    Excellent communication with supervisors, was provided a great mentor

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of!


  7. "Good place for career benefits"

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    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in West Lafayette, IN
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in West Lafayette, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance (quite flexible)

    Cons

    Distant parking (parking garages or lots)

    Advice to Management

    No comments to add here

  8. "Secretary V"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Purdue University full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Great students. Great benefits, and considerable time off. Great work/life balance encouraged.

    Cons

    Salary. Lack of integrity in management.

    Advice to Management

    When you have policies, you need to follow them, otherwise, people don't trust leadership. Why can Directors/Assistant Deans disregard policy? It creates a culture of distrust.


  9. "Great university"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lafayette, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -great ideas, lots of funding to do research

    Cons

    -small city, not much to do


  10. "Good for family"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Purdue University full-time

    Pros

    located in a small, quiet, and safe city, good to raise family

    Cons

    boring place far away from any interesting stuff

    Advice to Management

    the traffic within the campus should be better planned


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