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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Reviews

Updated October 10, 2018
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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. "Student"

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

    I worked at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute full-time

    Pros

    Good school with good opporitunities

    Cons

    Managment out of touch with students


  2. "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.

  3. "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


  4. "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.


  5. "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


  6. "Graduate 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

    beautiful school, quiet, good place for research

    Cons

    not good food, small town


  7. "graduate 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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    beautiful school, quiet, good for research

    Cons

    small town, not good food

  8. "Work-Study Student"

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    Current Employee - Wood Shop in Troy, NY
    Current Employee - Wood Shop in Troy, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great faculty that are nice to work with

    Cons

    Don't get to do as much "study" during work study as I'd like

    Advice to Management

    Try to offer up more work-study positions relevant to a student's coursework


  9. "A good college for STEM studies"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute part-time

    Pros

    Good Faculty, high research focus

    Cons

    a bit expensive, the location is also not good.


  10. "Work-study"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute part-time

    Pros

    Had a lot of time for studying

    Cons

    don't really have any cons


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