This is my 8th year working here in engineering, and I'm about to have my second kid, now post-tenure. The policies around family leave are aligned with other big-10 schools, but that does not mean they are good. However, Purdue is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, and that can help you manage your worklife to be more sustainable.
Job Satisfaction Level
6 paid / 6 unpaid
It isn't all that different than other universities, I think. But that doesn't mean it is always a great experience, especially for academic parents.