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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Reviews

Updated September 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Researchers are not cutt-throat and its a pleasant work environment (in 14 reviews)

  • Flexible work schedule, organized payment schedule (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Administration has high turnover rates (in 6 reviews)

  • No cons experienced for my role as a TA (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Pros

    Great people to work with and flexible hours

    Cons

    Some equipment is limited to certain labs


  2. "Teaching Assistant"

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

    Pros

    good work life balance. collaborative environment

    Cons

    Not really anything negative in it

  3. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Troy, NY
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Troy, NY
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    waive your tuition of that semester

    Cons

    heavy workload of some courses


  4. "Great Team and Resources"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute full-time

    Pros

    The Health Plan Benefits are awesome. The research done is top shelf. I worked in a well-funded group and there wasn't any stoppages due to a lack of funding

    Cons

    A lot of Red tape to buy from new companies.
    The area around the school itself isn't too vibrant.


  5. "undergraduate teaching assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute part-time

    Pros

    get some experience and earn some money.

    Cons

    No cons I can think of


  6. "Pretty amazing"

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

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

    Pros

    Awesome place to work at. They take care of tuition which is a major plus!

    Cons

    Working along with study can be a pain


  7. "Nice work"

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

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

    Pros

    The work load is fine

    Cons

    You don't have a chance to teach a lecture

  8. "Good School with Opporitunity"

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    I have been working at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute full-time

    Pros

    Good reputation, research is top notch.

    Cons

    Small town and not great with post-graduate employment opporitunity


  9. "Post Doctoral Research Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with top-notch teams in a Research 1 university
    Relatively small campus promotes a nice community, no feelings about just being another number...

    Cons

    Troy can be a somewhat challenging town for some. That said, I did like the area, particularly because of the great local community surrounding RPI.


  10. "Ask Often, Research More"

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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

    Flexible work schedule
    Pay equal to work study

    Cons

    Have to push hard to get your foot in the door

    Advice to Management

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