Great Minds at Work:
A Community Where You Are Rewarded
WPI’s success is built on the employees who work here. Faculty and staff contribute to the university's culture of innovation and exploration, which help both our students and our employees thrive. If looking to explore opportunities to join our community, visit our Careers Page.
Working in higher education offers a sense of potential and excitement, and our many long-term employees prove that it’s a fulfilling path. WPI employees are rewarded in a variety of ways for their commitment to WPI’s mission and the heartfelt dedication they give to our students.
WPI's Generous Retirement Benefits
WPI's benefits package contains great perks and necessities for today, but you'll also receive excellent retirement benefits. After one year of service, employees must contribute 5% of their base salary to one of WPI's retirement plans every year. In return, WPI will contribute 9.5% of the employee's base salary annually to the employee's retirement fund. There is no vesting or waiting time for this benefit.
Recognizing Outstanding Employees
WPI appreciates and celebrates its employees. From awards that recognize exemplary efforts to long-term service recognition, employees know their work is valued and appreciated.
Get in Touch with the Payroll Office
The Payroll Office takes care of employee issues around paychecks, time sheets, and benefits deductions.
Employee Assistance Program
The no-cost, confidential Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides WPI employees and their household members with counseling, online coaching, various discounts, live and prerecorded webinars, and legal and financial assistance. The EAP offers an opportunity to identify potential personal and professional problems and prevent them from becoming major obstacles in their work and personal lives. No one will know that the EAP was utilized unless the employee chooses to tell someone, except as may be required by law.
Consultation/assessment is at no cost to the employee and his/her household members and are scheduled through New Directions (formally known as E4 Health or LifeScope) or by calling 800-624-5544. Employees and household members can access these resources by entering WPI as the company code on the EAP webpage.
Saving Money With WPI ID
WPI employees are able to take advantage of various discounts throughout the Worcester region. Look at this list of WPI Employee Discounts (PDF).
WPI Discount - Goddard School of Worcester
Effective July 1, 2023, active WPI employees are eligible to receive a 10% discount on enrollment for selected programs at the Goddard School of Worcester. Proof of employment must be provided by showing the WPI employee ID or a copy of a recent paystub.
Children (ages 3-5) enrolled in year-round programs (summer and afterschool programs not eligible) including Preschool and Pre-K will receive a 10% discount which cannot be combined with other discounts, such as sibling discounts). Registration fees are required at the time of enrollment and annually for all children. If a waitlist is in effect, WPI employees will receive priority placement in the top three slots.
For further information, please contact the Goddard School of Worcester at 774-415-0333 or visit the website Goddard School of Worcester.
Federal Transparency in Coverage Information
Machine-readable files are made available in response to the federal Transparency in Coverage Rule and include negotiated service rates and out-of-network allowed amounts between health plans and healthcare providers. The Tufts Health Plan's machine-readable files are formatted to allow researchers, regulators, and application developers to more easily access and analyze data. It is not intended to be a cost comparison tool for employees and dependents in Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s medical plans. For more information, access Tufts Health Plan’s cost comparison tools.