Hofstra University
4.0 of 5 32 reviews
www.hofstra.edu Hempstead, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

Hofstra University Reviews

Updated Jun 18, 2014
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4.0 32 reviews

                             

63% Approve of the CEO

Hofstra University President and Trustee Stuart Rabinowitz

Stuart Rabinowitz

(19 ratings)

83% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Outstanding and exciting employment.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsBeing part of an intellectual community like that at the University is like no other experience one can have. You'll learn so much on the job that you'll wonder why you didn't apply sooner.

    Cons*Campus is very large, and has the potential to be a little impersonal, but the ideal candidate for a position there should be able to handle it without a problem, so long as they are relatively outgoing.

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    solid school

    Hofstra University Student Assistant (Former Employee)
    Hempstead, NY

    Prosgreat campus, small class sizes

    Consa little expensive, near a dangerous neighborhood

    Advice to Senior Managementdevelop a plan for more parking

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good school in Long Island

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBeautiful campus and nice people here.

    ConsLack of big career opportunities in NYC.

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    Exceptional work environment, brilliant educational opportunities

    Hofstra University Student Assistant (Current Employee)
    Hempstead, NY

    ProsHofstra is a melting pot for students, administrators, and faculty from all different walks of life. With 140 different major programs for students to choose from, employees interact with a plethora of different experiences on a daily basis. This free exchange of knowledge and ideas make the University an exceptional environment to foster creative thinking and innovation for all individuals.

    ConsLow compensation rate for Graduate Assistants (highest annual stipend amounts to $2,000)
    Student employees paid federal minimum wage, low chance for increasing that salary.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus more on graduate student opportunities. Undergraduates seem to get a lot more attention than those higher educational opportunities, which will be especially imperative if Hofstra ever plans to compete with schools such as NYU and Columbia.

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

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    Has been a decent experience. However, there are definite changes that the school should look into.

    Assistant Dean (Current Employee)
    Hempstead, NY

    ProsGreat benefits- especially vacation days
    Nice office space
    Flexible schedule

    ConsOftentimes institution has a reactive instead of proactive approach to things

    Feel like the institution is run like a business instead of an institution of learning

    Culture is very interesting- people trying to one up each other all the time and a lot of gossiping

    Pay and raises could definitely improve- very low

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave conversation more with administrators that talk to students before making changes to policies. Will get a good view of what students want. Also change the culture of the school. Students feel that the school is just a business out to get their money producing dissatisfied alumni. Revisit policies and procedures and make sure they make sense for the students.

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    Great Place to Be

    Undergraduate Recruiter (Former Employee)
    Hempstead, NY

    ProsAmazing Campus, Large Faculty, Friendly Staff, Everyone works together, Transportation, Library, Lots of Places to eat

    ConsOrganization, School Environment, Software not always up to date

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpdate Software as it is ever changing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great experience!!!!

    Teaching Assistant (Current Employee)
    Hempstead, NY

    ProsGood working situation, many things you can learn and good career supervisor

    ConsIt is not challenging and you may do the same things for a long time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    extraordinary

    ESL Teacher (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsNo where in the world is perfect !!!

    Consfriendly atmosphere and academia and lively

    Advice to Senior ManagementExperience it

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

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    Typical office environment

    Entry-Level (Current Employee)
    Hempstead, NY

    ProsGenerally supportive office working environment that appreciates the successes of employees. Up-to-date technology, comfortable working environment, and good intra- and inter-office rapport.

    ConsCoworkers will occasionally 'tattle' on other employees instead of addressing a problem or complaint directly. Lots of gossip and in-group versus out-group dynamic affect employee interaction. Lack of parking.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would encourage more honest communication between employees and between upper/lower level management. There is occasionally problems that arise because a situation is not properly addressed when it happens.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Exiting environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAffords great work / family life balance. Can take classes for free. Large Campus, family like co-workers. Consistently growing and challenging.

    ConsNot many, can't take law classes for free if you wish to.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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

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