NYU (New York University) Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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NYU (New York University) President John E. Sexton
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Pros
  • Your work-life balance will depend upon who your managers are (in 25 reviews)

  • Tuition Remission program to take classes (in 43 reviews)

Cons
  • There is also very little room for advancement (in 7 reviews)

  • Indecisive upper management and a lot of red tape to avoid personal responsibilities in those circles (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Office Assistant

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at NYU (New York University) (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, helpful workers, excellent management team

    Cons

    None that I could think of


  2. Graduate Technical Intern

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Richmond Hill, NY
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Richmond Hill, NY

    I worked at NYU (New York University) as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people! Very Friendly environment

    Cons

    Nothing I could think of.


  3. Good university, but the best part is being the city.

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

    I have been working at NYU (New York University) (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Being in a great city and in a very inspiring neighborhood. Good health insurance.

    Cons

    Overpriced and not enough flexibility in the selection of modules.

    Advice to Management

    More attention to academic needs of students.


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  5. Graduate Assistant (on-campus) at NYU Wasserman Center

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at NYU (New York University) (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Amiable staff members. Helpful and Co-Operative people in the office. Free Coffee, sometimes free snacks/lunch

    Cons

    No such cons worth mentioning


  6. Review for student or temporary positions

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    Former Employee - Student Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Student Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at NYU (New York University) (More than a year)

    Pros

    > The co workers are usually very nice and understanding > Pay is relatively good > Not much micro managing

    Cons

    > A lot of bureaucracy > Not much benefits > If you work for operations, you are expected on work on most snow days

    Advice to Management

    Keep looking out for your employees


  7. Junior Research Scientist

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    Former Employee - Junior Research Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Junior Research Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at NYU (New York University)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great hours and incredibly friendly department

    Cons

    The pay was much lower than what is expected in industry


  8. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    lots of opportunity to learn

    Cons

    little room for promotion mainly due to dynamics in academic jobs


  9. good place to work

    Current Employee - Researcher Chemist in Long Island City, NY
    Current Employee - Researcher Chemist in Long Island City, NY

    I have been working at NYU (New York University) (Less than a year)

    Pros

    lots of resources can be utilized.

    Cons

    living in the city is costy


  10. Had a Traumatic Experience There

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

    I worked at NYU (New York University) full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lateral growth: some caring individuals: well-organized: pays well

    Cons

    it's a huge corporation, and it's run like one: Human Resources are institution-focused, not people-focused: your tenure there is dependent on who you work for: very hierarchical structure

    Advice to Management

    I don't really know what advice to give. I feel nothing I say will make a difference. You're doing well financially, have great divisions for students, and treat your faculty well. I just personally had a very traumatic and abrupt end to my time there, which felt unwarranted, but this had more to do with my supervisor than the University. Sadly, supervisors reflect the University, and if you receive an incompetent supervisor, you're going to have a negative view of the school. I'm not here to justify anything. All I know is a University I once loved and loved working for I now can barely walk by. It even gets triggered by the color purple. I'm not a frustrated former employee, if that is what will help you dismiss this review. I'm a caring and conscientious individual who truly felt he was treated unfairly. And because of the size and power of the structure, felt powerless to have a say. Perhaps this is exactly what you want to hear, because it means NYU is more immune to legal actions, etc. But don't mistake yourselves: you're a corporation. And you act like one. Just don't pretend you're not.


  11. Helpful (1)

    great place

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at NYU (New York University) (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stability, benefits, work life, salary is competitive

    Cons

    Take your vacation days! You lose a huge chunk when they pay you out



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