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Very nice place to work and interact with labmates
Graduate Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) –  West Lafayette, INJuly 12, 2017
Very nice to interact with fellow lab-mates, students and people in general. Faculty and staff were very nice and helpful.
Very bad lab professor required graduate students to work more than 12h a day and work on Saturday
Pros
Healthcare
Cons
professor required students to work a lot of hours in lab
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Great flexibility, not great compensation
Laboratory Technician, Full-Time (Current Employee) –  West Lafayette, INJuly 12, 2017
The job has a lot of flexible in terms of vacation and sick leave. The compensation is not great, a second or third job may be necessary. Medical benefits are good especially for healthy individuals or families.
Pros
Healthcare, flexible vacation, flexible sick leave
Cons
No overtime, low pay
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Good experience, low pay
GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT (Current Employee) –  West Lafayette, INJuly 11, 2017
I enjoyed working under the professor I was with and got many opportunities to publish and work on posters, presentations, and journal articles. It's a part time job, your tuition is taken care of, but the pay is extremely low compared to other similar universities.
Pros
Work/life balance
Cons
low pay
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Balanced workplace culture
Research Assistant, Coauthor (Former Employee) –  West Lafayette, INJuly 11, 2017
Balanced work/life environment that allows for freedom to explore a wide array of opportunities with great career advancement and prospects. Great management.
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A great place to start a career
Teaching Assistant & Lecturer (Former Employee) –  West Lafayette, INJuly 10, 2017
Collaboration and diverse ideas were appreciated; met regularly with department and input from all was encouraged. Deadlines and other vital information were communicated in a timely fashion.
Pros
amount of autonomy, yet collaboration within department
Cons
schedule not available year-round
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A great university for engineering
Summer Research Internship (Former Employee) –  West Lafayette, INJune 28, 2017
If you are really into the mechanical engineering, Purdue University is a great place to go. There are a lot of cool people with creative minds and talented idea. Course are challenging and long hws are commen. But that are what makes you stand out among the job applicants when you are searching for the jobs after graduation.
Pros
Great Professor, Cool People, Cheaper Tuition, Safe campus
Cons
Sometimes it might be little boring during weekend
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You can never do enough
Crew Lead (Former Employee) –  Hammond, INJune 28, 2017
I worked every day gave my weekends up for 3 years and i could never do enough I mean the director is a give me give me person but will never give to u
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Great place to work
Student Worker/Office Assistant (Former Employee) –  West Lafayette, INJune 27, 2017
Loved the people who I worked with. This was the perfect job to have while attending school full-time. They were very flexible with my schedule, and very down to earth people.
Pros
Schedule
Cons
Not enough work
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Excellence and commitment is expected
Research assistant (Former Employee) –  West Lafayette, INJune 27, 2017
Very good, resourceful. cordial environment, and encouraging. I learnt many important things like time management, effectiveness, efficiency, patience, etc.
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Great!
Teacher's Assistant (Former Employee) –  West Lafayette, INJune 26, 2017
Great place to work! Always willing to help you out when needed, and works around your school schedule willingly. Great student job and wonderful way to make connections!
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Aquired teaching abilities
Teacher Assistant (Former Employee) –  W Lafayette, INJune 24, 2017
I was a teacher assistant, then a research assistant, later a course instructor for 70 students in construction manager program. The class taught was named Engineeing materials.
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Teach and Learn
Graduate Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) –  Hammond, INJune 21, 2017
Work as a teaching assistant to increase your confidence in your knowledge and public speaking skills. Receive Tuition assistance plus a monthly stipend.
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Research while you Study
Undergraduate Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  West Lafayette, INJune 20, 2017
Learn to collect and manage data, independently create and perform experiments, write and present the findings. Connect with world-class scientists and students.
Pros
Research Experience and Publications
Cons
A hit to your social life in college
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Rewarding administrative position within a highly meaningful institution
SECRETARY IV (Current Employee) –  West Lafayette, INJune 19, 2017
The application analyst reviews the online-submitted admissions applications of prospective international Purdue students. Applications must be complete and accompanying documents, such as high school transcripts and English proficiency scores, must be included. If not included, the application analyst must hold the application in processing pending the applicant's transmission of said documents. Upon receipt of all required documents, application analysts may then be required, depending on specific circumstances, to enter the applicant's grades. Once all analyst-level verifications are complete, the application analyst forwards the application and accompanying documents to admissions counselors for review. Analysts also answer the department phone and e-mail inquiries.

The management of International Undergraduate Admissions is excellent; all in the department know and meet or exceed expectations of performance without appearing to feel exploited or looked down upon. All staff are aware of the value of the overall work that Purdue, as an institution, does. The integral nature of the staff's specific tasks to that work is understood, and the staff treat their tasks and the overall work accordingly.

The culture in International Undergraduate Admissions is amicable and helpful while still being professional and holding expectations for excellent and accurate results. Opportunities for new training and retraining are continually available.

The hardest part of the job is that it is seasonal, with a necessary summer hiatus of 3 full months each year.

The most enjoyable
  more... part of the job is knowing that I may yet help someone begin the education they need to achieve world-benefiting work.  less
Pros
Good benefits, 1st shift, Monday-Friday, hour lunch, paid Holidays and PTO available, necessary work for a meaningful institution
Cons
Job is seasonal (off for summer); salary is fairly competitive for clerical work, but is still not a family living wage
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Good life/work balance
Graduate Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  West Lafayette, INJune 15, 2017
Typical day includes working and studying for 8 to 10 hours based on free schedule. A lot of energetic young colleagues and a large recreational center made the life to be excellent. A good boss is necessary to maintain a work/life balance.
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Excellent place to work if you like academia and red-tape
4-H YOUTH DVLPMNT, SPECIAL PROJECTS' COORDINATOR (Former Employee) –  West Lafayette, INJune 13, 2017
Fairly diverse environment and clean conditions. Many many great people. It is academic world, thus Full Professors rule and a highly educated environment to work. Being a state and federal institution, many layers of approval to work through.
Pros
Education focused environment on Agriculture, Engineering and Technology
Cons
At times many layers of bureaucracy
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Undergraduate grader
Undergraduate Grader (Former Employee) –  West Lafayette, INJune 12, 2017
Not a difficult job, can work from home. The workload can vary from week to week depending on homework assigned by professor (generally more to do near the end of the semester). Sometimes undergraduate office asks for graders, other times you need to be proactive and ask professors yourself.
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CAD/CAM Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) –  Indianapolis, INJune 10, 2017
It awesome working here. Developed leadership and teaching skills. Cleared various concepts while teaching this course and covering others projects. highly recommended
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Fun, laid back work environment
Facilities Worker (Former Employee) –  West Lafayette, INJune 9, 2017
The work environment working for one of Purdue's dormitories, Shreve hall, was an all around pleasant experience. My boss was nice and my coworkers were all fellow students like me. A typical day involves doing miscellaneous tasks, without much supervision, and it taught me how to complete tasks at my own pace.
Pros
Discount, buffet lunches
Cons
Clock in time is early
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Food & Nutrition teacher
Family Nutrition Advisor (Former Employee) –  Richmond, INJune 9, 2017
I worked with low income families to teach them more about better nutrition, meal planning, cost savings, etc. I also worked with pregnant women to teach them about better nutrition during their pregnancy and also for themselves and babies after.
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