Office of the Vice President (Former Employee) – Troy, NY – August 22, 2018
Put a potato on the payroll, it will get the same salary increase as you. The Institute is so in debt, it has to come up with over $200 million when the bonds come due in 2020. If you are faculty, you walk on water - if you are staff (no matter at what level) you are completely expendable.
ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT HUMAN RESOURCES (Former Employee) – Rensselaer – July 26, 2018
The VP of HR primary interest was controlling. a problem with any discussion that he did initiate, The organization was positive although the immediate boss created problems, The staff of HR was a excellent team of employees
Associate Director of Admissions (Former Employee) – Troy, NY – May 17, 2018
Fast paced, intense work environment, but in our division we were encouraged to "take care of ourselves" in terms of work-life balance.
The president is a hard driving, high achiever with high expectations of her faculty and staff, but there's ALWAYS clear and direct goals and strategy developed to put you in a position to do your job with the necessary resources.
Great campus environment among staff. Benefits. World Class place.
Leadership can be misunderstood due to high expectations.
Senior Business Administrator (Current Employee) – Troy, NY – May 10, 2018
I enjoy the work and my direct report supervisor is very good but working in two locations is quite stressful with competing priorities. My off-site supervisor is very difficult to work with. I have never fared well in a setting where I am micro managed. I have always worked well on my own but being placed in a situation where I at times had to train myself how to do all aspects of the job has led to a fair amount of frustration and somewhat impeded my growth in the position.
Fun work atmosphere at campus location
Mirco managed and very tense work environment at off-campus location
Not an place that places a high value on providing necessary resources and has no balance between work and personal work
Student Life (Current Employee) – Troy, NY – April 5, 2018
Rensselaer is not a company that places a high value on providing necessary resources and has no balance between work and personal work. More work and longer hours are always expected with no recognition or additional compensation.
Professional Staff Member (Current Employee) – Troy, NY – March 6, 2018
Visionary leadership, high expectations, and latitude to develop creative solutions are hallmarks of working for this institution. The hardest part of the job is that there is an unending amount of work to do. Ironically, that is also one of the best parts of the job. Hands down best part of the job is getting to support the smartest students, faculty and researchers in the world.
Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Troy, NY – February 21, 2018
The student employees are treated poorly, having to work in situations with minimal instruction or experience and then receiving less than helpful comments from superiors when requesting advice. Would not recommend.
Business Support Analyst (Former Employee) – Troy, NY – February 16, 2018
Great job if all you want to do is clock in, be bored for 8 hours, then go home. There's no room for advancement. I had to fight for a title change and salary increase (which was still way below the market salary for that position). Was looked down upon because I did not have a higher level degree (I have my Bachelor's).
Overall a very toxic place to work. Other departments might be better.
Benefits were pretty good, which was probably the only perk.
Good environment to do research and develop new ideas
Research Scientist (Former Employee) – Troy, NY – February 1, 2018
RPI is an educational institute which is completely different industries. In general, in educational institutes people are more open to work on the topics of their interest, in addition to the works related to the funds. However, the most time consuming is to write proposal and being funded for development of new ideas.