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NYU (New York University) Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
419 Reviews
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Pros
  • Understanding Management, Good work/life balance, good benefits (in 22 reviews)

  • Tuition remission employees and spouses can earn a degree for almost no money (in 43 reviews)


Cons
  • No room for advancement unless you are favored (in 7 reviews)

  • The pay was really, really low, so unless you're taking advantage of tuition remission, it's just a low-paying job (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at NYU (New York University) part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    nice work environment. pays in time. Its a privilege working in a great school NYU.

    Cons

    i didn't have any negative opinions on NYU

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Love it!!!!

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

    I have been working at NYU (New York University) full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Best place to learn,grow, train ever!!!!!!

    Cons

    a lot of inter-office politics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Research Assistant at School of Engineering

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    Former Employee - Assistant Research Scientist in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Research Scientist in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at NYU (New York University) part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Some valuable laboratory experience, ran trials and experiments, made chemicals

    Cons

    Not enough guidance. Disorganized research professor/team/facility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'm the type of person that needs instruction and more guidance and supervision, which I had none of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    The best paid job you can get

    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at NYU (New York University) part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    As it says,
    This is the job where you get 20 bucks an hour as a graduate teaching assistant. Most other jobs in the univ offer around 10 bucks.
    Being a graduate assistant, you also get to learn a lot since you have to be prepared to help the undergrad students with their education.

    Cons

    They overwork you at times.
    It isn't a permanent job. You can only work during the fall and spring semesters.

  6.  

    great community

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Instructor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Clinical Instructor in New York, NY

    I have been working at NYU (New York University) as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    great community with great leadership

    Cons

    getting to location. short lunch break

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    The feeling of the city

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Junior Research Scientist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Junior Research Scientist in New York, NY

    I have been working at NYU (New York University) full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It is a great place to work, many talks and many people to meet. Perfect place in Manhattan!!!

    Cons

    You either spend all your salary on housing or you spend all your time on commuting. However, read tons of book on subway =)

  8.  

    Good environment for a physics teaching adjunct

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teaching Adjunct in New City, NY
    Current Employee - Teaching Adjunct in New City, NY

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

    Pros

    The rooms are large and well equipped. The equipment is modern and the lab staff is well prepared, handy and helpful. The website interface is intuitive. Organizing a class using the web tools is very easy and spares a lot of time. The University organizes events regularly to connect its faculty members. There is a lot of freedom in organizing the work and the classes.

    Cons

    Being an expensive school, often its students associate paying a lot with getting good grades. As a result, they sometimes cannot accept bad grades as a feedback on the quality of their work and they might expect good grades regardless to the amount of efforts they put in the classes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Research Scientist

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The faculty and administration at NYU truly are driven by research so working in research at the University has been a pleasure. The focus is on acquiring massive grants, conducting top-level research, and producing quality papers.
    From my experience, Principal Investigators have been willing to provide training while allowing green researcher and research assistants to learn on the job.
    And leadership opportunities are always present.

    Cons

    The quality of research papers is indeed high, but the desired quantity is also quite high. Given this, the quality is sometimes somewhat sacrificed so that additional research projects can be pushed through rapidly.
    Also, with a strong focus on research, I have noticed that, for some professors, students and classes are secondary because those professors are primarily researchers who have to teach classes so that they are able to continue conducting their research. It is a trade off with which any college/ university constantly struggles.
    Additionally, working in such a large university becomes difficult when collaboration between separate departments is required. Different technological systems in addition to varying schedules and course point systems create constant issues. Unfortunately, NYU is a very decentralized university due to its size. There is simply no way for the entire university to be run by one group and work on the same schedule and through the same technological systems. Different departments have to be separated and run as separate colleges for the overall university to keep moving. The sacrifice is a lack of cohesiveness among those separated departments. Often times, one hand does not know what the other is doing and that creates logistical and administrative issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The decentralization of such a large university is an obvious necessity that NYU has championed. Each department is practically a college within itself. Unfortunately, one hand often times does not know what the other is doing and that creates issues.
    My advice would be to take a good look at the operations of all aspects of each department and the overall university and streamline the systems and eliminate the redundancies because there are A LOT of them.
    In addition to redundancies, there are also several holes so it would also be helpful to strictly define what each employee's job description is. There have been countless times when someone would say, "that's not my job to do that," but they were not able to tell me whose job it was and no one else could figure it out either.
    Other than that, I have enjoyed working at NYU.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Working at New York University

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at NYU (New York University) part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I love my coworkers. Training is decent. Your work-life balance will depend upon who your managers are.

    Cons

    Your work-life balance will depend upon who your managers are. I work in an office with a very top-down management style. It can be very corporate and very anxious.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase salary, and hire more secure, less anxious managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Amazing

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    Former Employee - Shop Staff in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Shop Staff in New York, NY

    I worked at NYU (New York University) part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I encourage you to work on campus while studying.

    Cons

    Really none. It is a 100% good idea to work while you study.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Students are stressed out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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