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

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
369 Reviews

3.9
369 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Understanding Management, Good work/life balance, good benefits (in 22 reviews)

  • Tuition remission opportunities for you and your family (in 39 reviews)


Cons
  • No room for advancement unless you are favored (in 6 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.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than a year

    Pros

    good environment
    great location and city
    culture and balance well maintained

    Cons

    salary could have been better

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    The school has great benefits, job security and a really comfortable atmosphere to work in

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The benefits of the job are great. Also, the people were all really friendly and made for a fun time at work and feeling like you were all in it together.

    Cons

    The pay seems to be competitive only at certain levels. Also, while the camaraderie and constant working together with others can be nice, it can also be taxing and having people stretched less thin would make things easier.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would consider adding to staff in some places. It seems like everyone comes into the school happy and ready to work, but ends up burned out at some point. A few more staff members (even part time) and a more rewarding pay increase schedule for all staff levels would help with morale.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    ResLife tech support

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Support  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Technical Support in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    flexible hours, good facility, friendly working environment, easy to get to work since it is on campus.

    Cons

    have to travel to different dormitories in order to complete the task. heavy workload. gets busy during the summer

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great work for a student

    Former Employee - Audio Technician  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Audio Technician in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Ultra flexible for students. Overtime is sometimes available.

    Cons

    Sometimes other student TAs show up late or not at all. You're not necessary expected to stay, but there can be perceived pressure not to abandon your post.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great overall training for postdocs, but not good practice of research groups

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The Postdoc Office of NYU provides multiple opportunities to improve all sort of useful capabilities for postdocs from writing to project management. NYU also offers great support for pattens and entrepreneurial adventures. There is an overwhelming number of interesting seminars weekly and multiple opportunities for collaborations.

    Cons

    The University and departments do not offer a good protection for postdocs in the research groups. Bad practices are tolerated due to the permanent position of professors. Researchers with a visa are particularly vulnerable in this situation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Union technical position, no growth, no challenge

    Former Employee - IT Support Specialist  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - IT Support Specialist in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good but not great tuition remission benefits. Ok health/vis/dental. Low key. Reasonable work life balance. Good location and a lot of ways to get involved with the community outside of work.

    Cons

    NYU is vast but some departments run as many small fiefdoms. Not always easy to navigate politically if you end up in a small group and want to move to another. Compensation for union technical roles are below par but so are the challenge and effort required. Certain managers lack flexibility in scheduling classes during the workday. I know this sounds like a stretch request, but I worked in a department that was open 7a-10p and my colleagues agreed to cover during my classes. You also have to factor in that the tuition remission is a huge part of the compensation package for some people who are working there. Not being able to take advantage of it is problematic.

  8.  

    Underpaid TA

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    It's awesome to live in the city and get to teach. NYU is located in a cool neighborhood and has high quality academic resources. The professors are usually pretty interesting people doing cool research.

    Cons

    Students not very enthusiastic about learning. Some students are very bright, but most do not seem like they want to be in the classroom. There is a large discrepancy in how much TA's are paid by department from reasonably decent to next to nothing. No dental or vision benefits either.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    High employee satisfaction will lead to better teaching and a better student experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than a year

    Pros

    most satisfied with the job

    Cons

    good for a part time job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
  10.  

    Great Work

    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 for less than a year

    Pros

    Working as a Research Assistant is a great experience

    Cons

    Working as a graduate student

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get pay Raise after every semester

  11.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Operations  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Operations in New York, NY

    I have been working at NYU (New York University) as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Superiors were great and understanding

    Cons

    Offices were not that nice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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