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

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
466 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Your work-life balance will depend upon who your managers are (in 25 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 buracracy at NYU is insane, this place is entirely red tape (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    I'm very greatful to my employers

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

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

    Pros

    the work is very flexible

    Cons

    I feel I'm not trained enough

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great place to work

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

    I worked at NYU (New York University) full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free continuing education classes after working there for a year.

    Cons

    Little room for growth for this employer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice; great working atmosphere

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Graduate Assistant

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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 (less than a year)

    Pros

    Learn how to work on the job and how the college system works

    Cons

    Less chance of learning about the studies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    idiosyncratic

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

    I worked at NYU (New York University)

    Pros

    there was ok healthcare and overhead structure. there were good hours and an excellent location in terms of commuting.

    Cons

    there were no meals included nor any other such perks, such as year end bonus or the like. some of my coworkers were not nice people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the morale with middle management is not great because upper management is not perceived as valuing the community in new york nor in abu dhabi.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    NYU is a large environment with many opportunities, and many pitfalls.

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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) full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The best thing about working at NYU -- in my case as a graduate student -- is the high production of research in many of the departments and the location in New York City.

    Cons

    The challenge of NYU can be its size, in that many people are left forgotten in the mix. Whether you're a graduate student or staff, this is a very large machine that can be cutthroat to those who fall out of focus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more pride in undergraduate and graduate education, rather than pandering to the grant & research cycle of a big institution.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Only work as an undergrad if you're really cash strapped

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    Former Employee - Operations Monitor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Operations Monitor in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Training is largely unnecessary. There literally isn't any need for it because almost anything you will do will be based off of common sense. Its a great way to get paid without doing anything :)

    Cons

    The management can either be demanding or really laid back. More of an in between would be perfect, however, I don't think such a thing exists.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try not to take the job too seriously. Students who plan on working at Coles aren't trying to dedicate their entire lives to a sports facility. They are trying to establish themselves academically and that means that sometimes students will have to be given some time off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    International Students Exploited

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

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

    Pros

    You will make contacts in the NYU administration that can help you academically.

    Cons

    They will exploit and take advantage of overqualified international students to fill $10/hr positions. They know they are getting a bargain. International students are left with one option in their first 2 semesters, work on campus, or don't work. Unfortunately there are only a few jobs that pay more than $10 per hour. International students, prepare to work for someone who has less education and experience than you. Demeaning experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Adjunct Instructor

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Challenging, diverse and vibrant student body.

    Cons

    Too much work for the pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great

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    Former Employee - Academic Advisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Academic Advisor in New York, NY

    I worked at NYU (New York University) full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    work life balance, scholarly atmosphere

    Cons

    none that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Pretty good work atmosphere

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

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

    Pros

    I get paid well, at least when compared to many of my friends working for other departments. But at the same time, there are jobs that don't pay you well.

    Cons

    Not much to learn. You are stuck to your job list and that is it. Like any other MNC, you do not get to explore and learn all that you are interested in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please take advantage of all the talent you have in your student assistants. We get to learn and you get your job done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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