CUNY (City University of New York) Reviews

Updated March 17, 2015
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CUNY (City University of New York) Chancellor Matthew Goldstein
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Pros
  • committed staff to the mission, good work-life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • Great benefits for a part-time job (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • It's part-time and the possibility for me to be full time looks scarce (in 5 reviews)

  • Getting paid is something that is considered a benefit not a right (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Great education environment

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

    I have been working at CUNY (City University of New York)

    Pros

    Always learning is very good.

    Cons

    Personal growth and expansion is not like industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Best environment for those who like quiet settings.

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

    I have been working at CUNY (City University of New York) part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    CUNY gives you the opportunity to grow as a professional allowing you to put to the test your full potential and showing what you are really capable of. I had the amazing opportunity of working as College Assistant and even though i worked in a very quiet space, the tasks assigned to me were very diverse and gave me the chance to apply some of my Computer programming knowledge, which i was not expected.

    Cons

    It was a seasonal position, it is very difficult to find a steady job within CUNY if you are not capable of showing records of previous experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more opportunity to those who do not have enough experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Easy life if you can handle annoying people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CUNY (City University of New York)

    Pros

    Easy life style. No training, food are nice however expensive. Life is not stress. People are friendly except a group of nerdy people.

    Cons

    Food choice limited and expensive. Noise area. Lots of strange people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of people not getting things done

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Lay back company with plenty of days of.

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    Current Employee - IT Support Assistant
    Current Employee - IT Support Assistant

    I have been working at CUNY (City University of New York)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits that includes dental, health, prescription drugs, free tuition at the undergraduate level and up to 6 credits per semester at the graduate level

    Cons

    Lower salary compared to the standard market value. Almost impossible to get promoted unless you do something extraordinary. Lack of collaboration between the team members.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote the hard working employees. Let them collaborate. Hire more people, there's much to do to the point we cannot anticipate when equipment s might fail. Also fixe cunyfirst.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    CUNY Then and Now....

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

    I have been working at CUNY (City University of New York)

    Pros

    Higher Education is one of the last bastions of being able to remain in a job from start day to retirement. CUNY allows employees to acquire a degree for free which enables staff to meet criteria for promotions. The medical benefits are wonderful (except dental) and you work 35 hours per week.

    Cons

    Cronyism is rampant, employees (hereinafter eees) who meet criteria for promotion are often overlooked. Eees have not received a raise in over 5 years! Contract talks are dragging and heaven forbid if retro pay is taken off the table. The economic sphere has changed in 5 years yet, here we are paying higher rents, transportation and food costs. For goodness sake both staff and faculty are dying out here! All the while providing exemplary service to our stakeholders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please open your eyes to the more insulated schools who look perfect to the outside eye but are in so many ways not. There is a Union yet, the things allowed to go on under their watch even when some things have been brought to their attention; as well as yours kills the overall moral of your eees. Lastly, we do appreciate being employed in New York, having the ability to acquire our degrees at no cost and the wonderful medical benefits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    CCNY-CUNY

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CUNY (City University of New York)

    Pros

    Nice location to work out

    Cons

    Not many beneifts for college assistants

  8. CUNY is not a bad place to be

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CUNY (City University of New York)

    Pros

    CUNY offers great benefits to its professionals. There are also many different opportunities for moving around although it can be an involved process.

    Cons

    There is a lot of politics involved with regards to promotions or transfers once you are in a particular role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The only advice I can offer to management is to the salaries of its professionals at a faster pace, and to increase the salary of its non-professionals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    secure job, little underpaid but good benefits

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    Current Employee - IT Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - IT Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at CUNY (City University of New York) full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Public sector job. Great benefits (annual, health, holidays, sick days, maternity leave etc)

    Cons

    In IT groups, movement in career is very sluggish, too much competition,
    DC37 union contract expired in 2008, we are now in 2015, but still no progress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come on, pay up! People work hard! Cost of living in NY is skyrocketing, but CUNY salary is not going up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. Growth as instructor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CUNY (City University of New York)

    Pros

    Many opportunities for professional development

    Cons

    Public university has some restrictions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Good benefits. Nice people. Flexible

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    Current Employee - IT Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - IT Senior Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at CUNY (City University of New York) part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    If you are a recent graduate or a woman who wants to be a professional and want to balance personal life with work this is the place you want the be.

    Cons

    Please give equal respect to part timers, which is true in smy me cases. But I believe no matter where you wirk you have to make a place of your own. And this place will help you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good and flexible management, they are understand your needs and value.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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