Clarkson University
4.1 of 5 37 reviews
www.clarkson.edu Potsdam, NY 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Apr 1, 2014

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97% Approve of the CEO

Clarkson University President and Trustee Tony Collins

Tony Collins

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91% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Lean and mean at CU!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Clarkson University full-time for more than 3 years

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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An experience to remember.

Senior Departmental Secretary (Former Employee)
Potsdam, NY

I worked at Clarkson University full-time for more than 5 years

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

I have been working at Clarkson University full-time for less than a year

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

I have been working at Clarkson University full-time for more than 3 years

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

I have been working at Clarkson University part-time for less than a year

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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Good way to earn some cash when taking classes

Teaching Assistant (Current Employee)

I have been working at Clarkson University part-time

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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Research assistant at Clarkson University

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Clarkson University full-time

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

ConsNone, doing research at CU has a lot of benefits

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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

I have been working at Clarkson University full-time for more than a year

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

I worked at Clarkson University as an intern for more than a year

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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Excellent place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Clarkson University

ProsClarkson university is an excellent place to work. The working place is friendly and conducive. I would definitely recommend Clarkson to anyone interested in research.

ConsSometimes the place seems isolated and remote. You will most certainly need your own car to move around. If you don't mind living in a rural community then you would love it here.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

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

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