Rensselaer Listed Among the Best Employers in New York State in New Ranking

September 13, 2019

Rensselaer Listed Among the Best Employers in New York State in New Ranking

Institute featured in inaugural Forbes list of America’s best-in-state employers

TROY, N.Y. – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute was recently listed among the best employers in New York state on the inaugural Forbes list of America’s Best-in-State Employers.


“We are honored by this recognition and gratified as being selected as one of the best employers in New York ” said Curtis Powell, the vice president for human resources at Rensselaer. “Our faculty and staff are deserving of this designation for the outstanding work they do in educating the workforce for the 21st century. Rensselaer will continue its efforts in creating a high performing work culture to provide the best pedagogical and student experience as well as conducting cutting edge research.” 

Forbes worked with the database company Statista to compile the 2019 list. They anonymously surveyed more than 80,000 employees in the United States working for businesses with at least 500 employees.


Respondents were asked to rate how likely they would be to recommend their own employers to others, as well as to evaluate other organizations. The final lists for each state were determined based on the qualifying organizations that received the most recommendations.


Rensselaer employs over 1,800 faculty and staff in wide-ranging fields that include biotechnology, information technology, engineering, architecture, management technology, humanities and social sciences, science, business, finance, administration, public relations, athletics, and facilities management.


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