Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Reviews

Updated Mar 3, 2021

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson
Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson
207 Ratings
Pros
  • "The work environment is great, and I like working with my friends who are also ambassadors with me(in 22 reviews)

  • "The stipend is plenty for living in Troy(in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • "In a small town, and inconvenience if don't have a car(in 7 reviews)

  • "High turnover of faculty and administration(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "RPI is a great academic institution"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Troy, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It's a great school with a great hardworking culture

    Cons

    I don't have any cons to list here

  2. "Graduate student"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Troy, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    World class research institute with polite people

    Cons

    The city that the university located has limitations


  3. "Great experience"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Researcher 

    I worked at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute part-time

    Pros

    Got some great research experience

    Cons

    Never saw a project through it’s completion

  4. "Postdoc Research Associate"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    beautiful campus and collaborative environments

    Cons

    there is heavy snow in the winter season

  5. "A good place to work"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant 

    I worked at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute part-time

    Pros

    This position allows you to work within your schedule and do cutting edge research.

    Cons

    If you have a tough advisor it can be overwhelming.

  6. "Great community of staff and faculty"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant 

    I worked at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute part-time

    Pros

    Great student services for career development

    Cons

    Investment in different schools is uneven

  7. "Great staff"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant 

    I worked at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Helpful managers, amenities, down time

    Cons

    Schedule changes, on your feet

  8. "Excellent in every way!"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Lecturer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, co-workers, environment, quality of students and faculty.

    Cons

    I have not noticed any negatives.

  9. "Good school"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Troy, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute full-time

    Pros

    Good students, good payment and good benefits

    Cons

    Medium to small departments, high student stipend

  10. "Really Fulfilling"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant 

    I worked at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute part-time

    Pros

    Students are a blast and really value your insight

    Cons

    Salary could be a lot better

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