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NYU (New York University) Reviews in New York, NY

Updated July 30, 2014
Updated July 30, 2014
380 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Understanding Management, Good work/life balance, good benefits (in 22 reviews)

  • Tuition remission employees and spouses can earn a degree for almost no money (in 43 reviews)


Cons
  • No room for advancement unless you are favored (in 6 reviews)

  • Indecisive upper management and a lot of red tape to avoid personal responsibilities in those circles (in 7 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Want to move on to a different university ASAP

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in New York, NY

    I have been working at NYU (New York University) full-time

    Pros

    Nice collegues, great community at faculty housing

    Cons

    1) horrible salaries. My husband and I are assist. Professors and cannot make the ends meet with only one kid.
    2) a small group of people are favored and lots of deals happen behind closed doors. there is absolutely no transparency. It is clear that the a few people can work the system and are well treated at the expense of the rest of the faculty, which creates an unjust environment,
    3) no respect from administration. They do not care about the well being of the faculty.
    4) faculty housing works independently like any New York real estate company. For example, we have been here for 2.5 years. First couple years no rent increase. Our rent was increased 11% this year. First year I had no salary raise. Second year 2.5%. So In the past couple years my salary was practically cut, because rent is about 40% of my salary after tax. I sometimes feel like I am working in a mining town in 1800s owned by the company.

    If I had known all this, I would have taken my other offer two years ago. With little support to have a good career, and without a good career, I fear that i will remain stuck here

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nothing Special

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at NYU (New York University) part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    NIce to have an campus job

    Cons

    Bad pay and bad times

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    inadequate pay for where I live

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in New York, NY

    I have been working at NYU (New York University) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    on campus housing, no commute

    Cons

    qualtity of life is low because the village is expensive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase salary of assistant professors

    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    it's alright

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in New York, NY

    I have been working at NYU (New York University) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    some brilliant people, some interesting projects

    Cons

    no training, no career path, and salary is low for NYC

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    there is hierarchy in the management, but high level management team should be able to connect with the low level employee

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    it's a job

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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in New York, NY

    I have been working at NYU (New York University) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Interesting research going on here, access to amazing lectures, great location, people are decent.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and lack of political will stymie hard working people from getting their jobs done well. Status quo rules even when it makes bad business sense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership and faculty need to get on board before the little people can be expected to get their jobs done well.

  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Work/Life balance depends on the department you are working in. Steinhardt School of Music need not apply..

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at NYU (New York University)

    Pros

    Great Staff, Great Compensation, Creative Environment.

    It allowed me to gain more financial experience which was a good thing. Otherwise, I would not have stayed.

    Cons

    I temporarily worked as an employee for Steinhardt School of music. It was a great learning experience but extremely disorganized and lacking professionalism. Each person was given the tasks of doing a two person job and many permanent employees often complained about the lack of raises or compensation they received for the work. The person in my previous position as the Budget Coordinator often worked 70-80 hours per week. Definitely enough to turn me off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Okay till the time you don't have anything much better to do

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at NYU (New York University)

    Pros

    The brand and to work with one of the best Mathematicians

    Cons

    Work your ass off and yet get no accolades

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't yet have the designation to offer an advice to the leadership

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good pay, but not good enough for the headaches

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    Current Employee - Administrator  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrator in New York, NY

    I have been working at NYU (New York University)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good (not great) for similar positions. Staff are very hard workers, and it is a pleasure working with them. Hours and time off are reasonable.

    Cons

    It is a large, bureaucratic institution for not just the student, but the employees as well. Communication from upper management is almost non-existent. Upper management only deigns to speak to use when they have an idea of how we can do our jobs better (regardless of the fact that they don't seem to understand what our jobs are). Upper management blatantly does not care about its employees (and I do mean blatantly - there are stories I could tell which would horrify, but then I might lose some of my anonymity).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start caring about your employees the way you do about your precious Full-time faculty. Actually ask staff to participate in planning and development, especially when it directly affects their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Dissatisfied

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at NYU (New York University)

    Pros

    Education is free. Good amount of vacation days, and holidays.

    Cons

    No Job growth. Top directors play favorites, so only the "pets" get promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire top managers that are competent and have no ties to employees at NYU, so there won't be any favoritism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Unfair workplace.

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    Current Employee - Administrator  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrator in New York, NY

    I have been working at NYU (New York University)

    Pros

    Benefits are very good, time off good too. free and discounted classes are good so there was no problem there.

    Cons

    HR has watch lists of the people who they want to groom and promote. If you aren't a friend or on that watch list you are for the better part ignored and/or neglected from promotions, information, opportunities. If your immediate manager doesn't like you; you will be dead in the water while people with less skills and experience are treated like gold.

    Management is very top heavy as well. It feels like there are more managers than employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When hiring someone make sure they are actually qualified and also take the time to listen to your current employees because they have been doing the job and know what it takes to get it done. You are just delegating, pay attention to the people actually doing the work.

    Disapproves of CEO

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