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Found 509 of over 560 reviews
4.4
92% Recommend to a Friend
Worcester Polytech President Laurie Leshin
85% Approve of CEO

Found 508 of over 560 reviews

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Worcester Polytech President Laurie Leshin
Laurie Leshin
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  • "WPI is an awesome school and the people in these departments are great(in 27 reviews)
  • "Great benefits like HSA and retirement contributions and many days off.(in 21 reviews)
  • "Flexible hours; building technical skillset and engineering knowledge(in 17 reviews)
  • "Nice campus to work on and a good area of the city.(in 12 reviews)
  • "WPI offers a dynamic community atmosphere with dedicated faculty and staff who support the success of exceptional students.(in 9 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Food Service Worker

    Dec 5, 2022 - Undergraduate Student in Worcester, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Great supervisors - Free meal - Nice environment

    Cons

    - Sometimes it gets busy

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  2. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Good

    Nov 13, 2022 - Research Assistant 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good environment here, people are nice.

    Cons

    the salary is not very high

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Pretty funtime, Nice Professors

    Nov 4, 2022 - Student Assistant 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    The workload is manageable. You directly impact student's learning.

    Cons

    Not much, the area is pretty rural.

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great place for research

    Oct 28, 2022 - Research Assistant in Worcester, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Work with what you love, learn a lot from very smart people, and interact in a friendly environment with lots of activities going on. If your advisor doesn't have RA funding for a certain semester, departments usually (in my experience, always) find a TA position to cover your expenses, even if it's some extra work.

    Cons

    As with any research work, students are ridiculously underpaid compared to what they would get in the industry. It's worth it while you're getting your tuition covered and working toward a degree. You also get paid during the summer if you're an RA.

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Funding during PhD

    Nov 11, 2022 - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Worcester, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    TA funding allows you to have a flexible schedule

    Cons

    Too much work for such low pay

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee

    i am a student

    Nov 10, 2022 - Working Student 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    the school is okay, i like the professors and classes

    Cons

    the term system make things feel very rushed

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    GOOD

    Oct 21, 2022 - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Worcester, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good Peers, Easy and flexible.

    Cons

    No Cons as per my experience

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  9. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    great

    Nov 1, 2022 - Teaching Assistant in Worcester, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    amazing, accomodating great students to work with

    Cons

    time consuming need to be passionate on teaching

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  10. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Graduate students

    Oct 12, 2022 - PhD Student 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great environment for academic research

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult for graduate students with funding to be treated as employees, not students

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  11. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Work life balance

    Oct 1, 2022 - Assistant Director of Admissions 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Work life balance , benefits , networking

    Cons

    Pay, leadership, lack of communication:transparency

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Worcester Polytech has an overall rating of 4.4 out of 5, based on over 560 reviews left anonymously by employees. 92% of employees would recommend working at Worcester Polytech to a friend and 68% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Worcester Polytech employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.7 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Worcester Polytech. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

92% of Worcester Polytech employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Worcester Polytech 4.2 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.3 for culture and values and 4.1 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Worcester Polytech to be career development, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be culture, management, compensation.

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