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Syracuse University Reviews in Syracuse, NY

Updated November 9, 2014
Updated November 9, 2014
149 Reviews
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149 Reviews
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Syracuse University Chancellor & President Kent Syverud
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • friendly working environment; flexible time (in 8 reviews)

  • Friendly people, good management, timely promotions, great benefits, as a student I wouldn't have wished more (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • there are no cons to working at Syracuse University (in 5 reviews)

  • Low Pay, very boring work (but it is ok to do your own home work while in work as long as they are not conflicted) (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Syracuse University has provided adequate benefits and decent compensation.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Syracuse, NY

    I have been working at Syracuse University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The faculty and staff are great to work with.

    Cons

    Compensation could use an increase across the positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    TAs are paid very poorly

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Syracuse, NY

    I have been working at Syracuse University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great university. Good graduate programs. Nice environment. Great health care plans. But graduate students are paid very poor.

    Cons

    graduate students are paid very poor. Not much vocation. Good work-life balance. Flexible working time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It was great!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Syracuse, NY

    I have been working at Syracuse University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Teaching experience while obtaining a degree

    Cons

    makes it difficult to manage your time

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  5.  

    TA

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Syracuse, NY

    I have been working at Syracuse University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Teaching and helping students make me feel happy

    Cons

    You have to be well prepared have office hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's a nice place to work

  6.  

    Tutor

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tutor in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Tutor in Syracuse, NY

    I have been working at Syracuse University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good salary.
    You wont be hired unless you are a grad student. So the pro would be getting in touch with the undergrad life which syracuse is so popular for.

    Cons

    Problem is you are not assured so-and-so no of hours per week. During midterms and finals, you ll get a lotta students but otherwise cant say.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it more organised

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great

    Current Employee - Research Associate in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Syracuse, NY

    I have been working at Syracuse University as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Intellectually stimulating people are great and challenging

    Cons

    Institutional help for moving around not great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interverview hybrid staff

  8.  

    Staff

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Staff in Syracuse, NY

    I have been working at Syracuse University part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you work in a school or college you can spend as freely as you want - parties, Stickley furniture, committee meetings at swank resorts.

    Cons

    More work, less people
    Staff are treated/looked at as excess to get rid of
    Cost cutting is ALWAYS on the administrative side - academic and executive staff can be added and added but never have to reduce cost. There's excess spending in every school/college and in Criuse Hinds Hall wher so many Vice Presidents of x, of y, of z and so on.
    New chancelor added what I would guess is a HIGHLY PAID man to cut costs on the administrative side (but nit schools/colleges or the high ranking plethora of VPS, AVPS, ASST VPS, ect ) but has also KEPT ON the extremely expensive consulting group of Bane. Isn't that a cost to cut???

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See above.
    Chancelr needs to look at waste & extrvagence in schools/colleges. He also needs to stop being so autocratic. SU was excited when the last chancelor left but Syverud is almost worse. Su is going down fast sadly - it's all the community talks about.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Place to go

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Supervisor in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Student Supervisor in Syracuse, NY

    I have been working at Syracuse University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The school is full of great help if you are in media, politics areas of study.

    Cons

    Weather is sever there and focus too much on athletes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    The best time of my life

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Manager in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Team Manager in Syracuse, NY

    I have been working at Syracuse University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working with my staff is something I look forward to every day. Not only is the staff that I work with great, but the kids are great as well. I have made some friends I will have for the rest of my life and if it wasn't for Syracuse University, things wouldn't have been the same.

    Cons

    A bit time consuming, it sometimes affects my studies but I manage to do well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Much ado about Syracuse

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Employee in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - General Employee in Syracuse, NY

    I have been working at Syracuse University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hours are flexible and the salary isn't bad for a student's wage at the university

    Cons

    The boss treats everyone like her slaves while she does nothing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating the students like personal slaves as well as playing favorite

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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