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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Reviews

Updated February 15, 2018
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  • Administration has high turnover rates (in 7 reviews)

  • No cons experienced for my role as a TA (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Assistant Baseball Coach"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Baseball Coach in Troy, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Baseball Coach in Troy, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Baseball Program was awesome to work for.

    Cons

    No cons while working here.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Troy, NY
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Troy, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work closely with students and professors, improve skills in the class you TA for

    Cons

    Not a lot of student involvement, some professors expect more office hours than is technically required. Graduate students not allowed to teach classes.

    Advice to Management

    Better pay for graduate students- or let graduate students actually teach classes.

  3. "work experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute part-time

    Pros

    good work life balance.good environment

    Cons

    no no no no no


  4. "Good experience, even for an engineer"

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

    I worked at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute full-time

    Pros

    Great people, and good experience for the workforce

    Cons

    Not much to do in Troy over the summer


  5. "PhD student"

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    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Troy, NY
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Troy, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good for engineering students, nice staff, safe campus

    Cons

    Only a few subjects, no medical school, little work and life balance

    Advice to Management

    Indude more and more international students and hold more career fairs


  6. "Visionary Leadership"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Troy, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in Troy, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Providing support to the best and brightest students, faculty, and staff so that we might all change the world is a great reason to get up and go to work each day.

    Cons

    Big ideas require constant change. This is not a negative, just a fact. If you desire complacency, look elsewhere.


  7. "Publications Designer"

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    Current Employee - Publications Designer in Troy, NY
    Current Employee - Publications Designer in Troy, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Self-directed hours
    - Very relaxed and friendly environment

    Cons

    - 10 hour/week max - not allowed to work more than that because the school doesn't want to pay over time

  8. "Great graduate experience thanks mainly to the advisor who's lab I joined."

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Troy, NY
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Troy, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Many expert PIs and also a great assortment of shared resources. Troy is great too, as is most of the graudate support at the school.

    Cons

    High turnover of faculty and administration. The general atmosphere frok the higher administration is not very welcoming.


  9. "Graduate Research/Teaching assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute full-time

    Pros

    Leading research laboratories, ample exposure to advanced technologies

    Cons

    Some labs have funding scarcity


  10. "Really good place to work. Why not change the world?"

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    Current Employee - Lead Student Systems Administrator in Troy, NY
    Current Employee - Lead Student Systems Administrator in Troy, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to have a really good team environment and you can learn while you work. Hours are extremely flexible like any other student job.

    Cons

    The Administration can be very top down in how the make decisions and there appears to be limited opportunity to give feedback. At the same time, lower level people aren’t impacted too much.


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