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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Reviews

Updated December 5, 2018
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  • "High turnover of faculty and administration" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "RPI"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Great Uni"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, free gym. Easy appointments for health services

    Cons

    Not many. It's an engineering college, and the expectations are higher because of it.

  3. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute full-time

    Pros

    flexible hours, research resources / labs

    Cons

    power abuse by PIs and staff members, bigotry


  4. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute full-time

    Pros

    great salary and great people

    Cons

    a lot of time okff


  5. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Troy, NY
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Troy, NY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Efficient management and reasonable work-life balance

    Cons

    Not much to say. Love the job.


  6. "Research Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    - Reasonable hours
    - Work on your research/dissertation

    Cons

    - low pay
    - small office spaces


  7. "Undergraduate Summer Research"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute part-time

    Pros

    It was a nice opportunity to do research with professors and learn things during summer time.

    Cons

    If you have an intern, consider that first.

  8. "PhD life in Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute"

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

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

    Pros

    Close to NYC, Great alumni, One of the best engineering school

    Cons

    Remote Location, Gets cold during winters


  9. "Graduate Research assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities for collaborative research.

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to get services specifically for grad students.


  10. "RESEARCH ASSISTANT"

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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 full-time

    Pros

    good insurance cover for ta & ra

    Cons

    relatively low salary after deducting activity fee , insurance etc