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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Reviews

Updated February 15, 2019
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  • "there are no cons but i have to enter 5 words" (in 8 reviews)

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

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  1. "Balance between Pay and Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Troy, NY
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Troy, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fixed job for a semester, dont have to look for other jobs.
    Sufficient pay to live in Troy and nearby areas
    May not need to work complete 20 hrs, but will still receive full pay for the week

    Cons

    It might become hectic sometimes to manage between studies and work


  2. "It all depends on your residents."

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    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Troy, NY
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Troy, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Staff are nice and considerate and want to make the experience more enjoyable.
    Free board.

    Cons

    The cons really depend on the type of residents you get. You could have really great residents and have no problem or you could have really poor residents and have to write reports every day.

  3. "Great Student Work Option"

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    Former Employee - Intramural Referee in Troy, NY
    Former Employee - Intramural Referee in Troy, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great option for students that want to work and maintain a good balance with school work.

    Cons

    Some students on intramural teams can be annoying.


  4. "Smart people, heavy workload"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute full-time

    Pros

    You get the opportunity to work with some of the smartest people you'll ever meet.

    Cons

    The pay is not great and the workload is always increasing. The winters are long and dark. You need a car to get by.


  5. "Educational"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Troy, NY
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Troy, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free tuition, work experience, and networking opportunities

    Cons

    The hill, the cold, limited influence of what classes you are assigned to.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the salary please.


  6. "Great education"

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

    I worked at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Prepares you with the skills needed for both academia and industry. Great mentors and professors.

    Cons

    Graduate student funding structure puts a lot of pressure on advisers and graduate students.


  7. "Work Study"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute part-time

    Pros

    Easy money, work on homework

    Cons

    None, it's a nice job

  8. "Not interested in your work/personal life balance"

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in Troy, NY
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Troy, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, some great co-workers.

    Cons

    Manager said they were family orientated until my baby was born than became toxic.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing nice to say.


  9. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great campus. It has a great library

    Cons

    Bad program, it has a lack of infrastucture


  10. "RPI"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Troy, NY
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Troy, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    RPI has a very collaborative environment

    Cons

    Provide more internal fellowship opportunities to postdocs.