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Pleasant, slightly corporate and inefficient

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Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow  in  New York, NY
Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in New York, NY

I have been working at NYU (New York University) full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

This is a first rate university with very intelligent researchers, professors, etc. You have access to great resources (library, computer systems, etc), and by and large it is a friendly and collegial atmosphere.

The usual perks, like discounts, benefits, gym, that go with academic life are available, and the faculty housing is amazing.

Cons

While my department is fairly well run (albeit a bit slowly sometimes), the university as a whole seems overly bureaucratic and often jury-rigged. HR is handled through a variety of outdated and frustrating computer systems; the registrar's system once crashed on the first day of school and then they stopped answering the phone.

For a private university embarked on an ambitious building and expansion plan, NYU picks strange places to cut costs. Some of the classrooms are poorly ventilated; others are poorly lit. The pay for postdocs and adjuncts is not great, and while the maintenance workers are invariably competent, the system that keeps things like lights and clocks running leaves something to be desired.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Recognize that NYU's current relative prosperity is very fragile - demographically, university enrollments will drop off fairly soon, and in many ways NYU is piggybacking off New York City's current golden age. A bit more attention to the daily life of the school and becoming more efficient administratively, and fewer grandiose plans of dubious benefit to the school and its people, would not go amiss.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Student Worker

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    Current Employee - Student Worker  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Student Worker in New York, NY

    I have been working at NYU (New York University) part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great to work for while still in school.

    Cons

    When work study funds run out, they start to take away taxes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good working environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NYU (New York University)

    Pros

    Easy staff to work with, low stress

    Cons

    Salary could be higher for workload

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication and organization

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