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Employee Satisfaction

    • 3.4Overall compensation for your work
    • 3.5Job Security
    • 4.2Company Image
    • 3.6Career Development
    • 3.5Challenging Work
    • 3.5Company Culture
    • 3.7Internal Communication
    • 3.9Teamwork
    • 3.7Work-Life Balance
    • 3.8Support from management
    • 3.8Freedom to work independently
    • 3.8Office / Work Environment
    • 3.8Environmental Friendliness
    • 4.0Handicapped Accessibility
    • 4.1Workplace Safety
    • 3.8Inclusive / Diverse
    • 3.6Gender Equality
    • 3.9Attitude towards older colleagues

Companies are rated on kununu across 18 unique factors that fall into 4 categories. Since 2014, 54 employees rated this company with an average of 3.8 points.

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What employees say

Employees like

I earned a paycheck. I had access to concerts & shows on the campus.
Purdue is a name that is globally recognized and revered on the international stage. You will get to interact with students and faculty from all over with a variety of backgrounds and experiences. I love the vibrancy of campus, which includes a plethora of free events and concerts. The buses are free and the campus is beautiful.
I'm proud to work for a place that values student affordability with tuition freezes for six consecutive years. The time off is amazing and we get 14% retirement (10 from Purdue and 4 you contribute). People tend to promote from within Purdue so there are always opportunities to advance.
Excellent benefits, resources, vacation package, etc. Great location with easy access to restaurants. Primary care clinic and lab right on campus, pharmacy on campus, and eye doctor on campus. Job security, diversity, and flexibility.
Worked for over 10 years. But then I had to move. Loved working at PU. Wish I lived closer I would work there again. Everyone is so helpful and nice. There are many opportunities to move up in the university.
What else do employees like? Discover 30 reviews

Employees don't like

Winy people and complaining.
How's they pay employees and culture that encouraged employees to work more and more without proper compensation.
Communication is not always the best. When changes come through, we are not always given enough information.
Some of the expectations are outrageous to motivate you to continue to be challenged but it can be stressful
No provisions for mobility handicapped. Low wages. Downsizing.
What else do employees not like? Discover 24 reviews

Suggestions for improvement

Provide courier services for mobility challenged when meetings must be attended away from office. Improve wages.
Less complaining and more fun.
No cost parking for employees, better pay/benefits, more opportunities for free/low cost education/trainings for employees.
Not demanding tasks that force people to work beyond their means
Better acess to goals and objectives of leadership vision.
What else do employees suggest to improve? Discover 52 reviews

Benefits & Perks

Here are the most voted perks & benefits as confirmed by 54 employees in their reviews.

  • 401(k)401(k)
    72%72
  • Employee discountsEmployee discounts
    70%70
  • Vision and dental healthcareVision and dental healthcare
    63%63
  • Health and wellness programsHealth and wellness programs
    57%57
  • Life insuranceLife insurance
    56%56
  • Paid time offPaid time off
    56%56
  • Tuition assistanceTuition assistance
    54%54
  • ParkingParking
    52%52
  • On-site fitness centerOn-site fitness center
    46%46
  • Employee eventsEmployee events
    44%44
  • Flexible working hoursFlexible working hours
    44%44
  • Flexible spending accountFlexible spending account
    41%41
  • Paid Parental leavePaid Parental leave
    39%39
  • Easy access to public transportationEasy access to public transportation
    37%37
  • On-site CafeteriaOn-site Cafeteria
    35%35
  • 401(k) Company Match401(k) Company Match
    26%26
  • On-site daycare facilityOn-site daycare facility
    24%24
  • Ability to work remotelyAbility to work remotely
    22%22
  • Desirable office locationDesirable office location
    19%19
  • Stock or equity optionsStock or equity options
    11%11
  • Free snacks and drinksFree snacks and drinks
    6%6
  • Vehicle allowanceVehicle allowance
    4%4
  • Free mealsFree meals
    4%4
  • Pet-friendlyPet-friendly
    4%4
  • Reimbursed daycareReimbursed daycare
    4%4

Best and worst factors

Best rated: Company Image

4.2

The best rated factor of Purdue University is Company Image with 4.2 points (based on 3 reviews).


Could do better.
4
Great name recognition
5
What else do employees say about Company Image? Discover 3 reviews

Worst rated: Overall compensation for your work

3.4

The worst rated factor of Purdue University is Overall compensation for your work with 3.4 points (based on 4 reviews).


Need better pay.
4
Purdue does not compensate staff fairly. I have a college degree from Purdue and worked for less than $30k for 3 years
2
Compensation lags nationally and regional wage tables are inadequate for the level of responsibilities.
1
What else do employees say about Overall compensation for your work? Discover 4 reviews

Career Development

Career Development rating

3.6

Career Development is rated with an average of 3.6 points (based on 3 reviews).


Staff often have no clear ladder
3
Budgets cut for professional development over the last decade and most managers take those budgets for their own professional development/conferences and vacations.
1
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