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Updated Apr 25, 2014

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4.0 38 reviews

93% Approve of the CEO

Clarkson University President and Trustee Tony Collins

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88% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Lean and mean at CU!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLots of great people, many great opportunities for good work experience because there are so few employees in each division compared to other universities. Small college, so it is relatively easy to get things done and make changes without waiting for items to work their way up and down the channels.

    ConsDraconian vacation policy where you don't get any time off for the entire first year of employment. It is also easy to work 24/7 because there is so much work and so few people. Work life balance is tough.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHR and managers need to each figure out their role in the employee's work life.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    odd tenure track hiring process

    Assistant Professor (Former Employee) Potsdam, NY

    Prosthis institution has some very god faculty in engineering and business

    Conswhile Clarkson has a well defined "Operations Manual" with specific instructions on faculty hiring process, these are not followed - and the outside population at large is unaware of the political intrigue...

    I was one of 5 finalists for a tenure track position, and none of us got the job offer; rather, a friend of the oldest professor on campus was taken on as an associate professor (brought in at higher rank than advertised. All the applicants received notice that they were not the "top applicant", certainly implying that the individual selected was AT LEAST an applicant... He was not even an applicant since he did not apply for the position, since no seminar was given, and no interviews were conducted...

    After two years, this individual was given tenure, even though the tenure committee unanimously rejected his paper-thin tenure file. At time of tenure, this individual had not taught a single course, brought in any research monies, or published a single paper... The remainder of this saga has details full of intrigue and suspense, but the gist is that the president was informed that many people knew about this individual's rejection by the tenure committee, and he denied having been informed of this. A copy of the letter from the tenure committee to the president was available to many, even though the president categorically denied knowledge of their decision.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    An experience to remember.

    Senior Departmental Secretary (Former Employee) Potsdam, NY

    Prosthe people you work with on the same level as you are great.

    ConsThe supervisors don't always say what they mean.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Working as a TA has been a rewarding experience.

    Teaching Assistant (Current Employee) Potsdam, NY

    ProsWorking as a full TA at Clarkson University makes a great first teaching experience and in return you receive full tuition and a decent stipend. It is also a valuable opportunity to brush up on undergraduate course material. The campus and surrounding areas are beautiful and the employees are nice. There is a lot to do outdoors and the surrounding areas are quite safe and peaceful to live in.

    ConsThe winters are typically icy and the town is located relatively far away from airports and urban areas. There is no public transportation system for traveling within the town. If you work as a TA, grading papers and preparing for classes will take time away from your own research and coursework.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Clarkson is perfect

    Research Associate (Current Employee) Potsdam, NY

    ProsClarkson university is located in a beautiful and calm area, the employees are nice and friendly. You could work with peace of mind and do not have to worry about any thing.

    ConsThere is no significant cons comparing to the pros. If you don't like cold winters you may not enjoy your time here. The city is far away from airports and urban areas.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good job.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Work loads varies

    Teaching Assistant (Current Employee) Potsdam, NY

    ProsYou can get teaching experience and the experience in how to communicate with student, Tuition Waiver.

    ConsUsually you will get a regular pay, Work load depends on the department and the course instructor. Sometime needs to do more than 20 hours a week for the TA.

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    Research assistant at Clarkson University

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWorking in Photo-Acoustic Research Lab, on of the most advanced labs in CU

    ConsNone, doing research at CU has a lot of benefits

     

    Good way to earn some cash when taking classes

    Teaching Assistant (Current Employee)

    Prosit is a great way to pick up some extra cash while taking some classes. If you can manage your time this would be a great job.

    ConsNot many hours, time could be a problem if you are talking a full course load. Your boss will depend on which department you're in which could change your experience.

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    Its awesome to work and study in Clarkson, my time here has been very enjoyable and productive

    Teaching Assistant (Current Employee) Potsdam, NY

    ProsThe community is very friendly and accommodating, one basically have access to everything one needs.

    ConsWinter period is the most challenging period in Clarkson

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    great employer, great people

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Potsdam, NY

    Prospeople are always willing to help, great energy

    Consthere was not any cons. i loved it

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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