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

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
440 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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    Adjunct Graduate Instructor as a MFA Candidate in Creative Writing

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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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    You can make good connections with important people of the creative writing community. You get to teach undergrads and if you get someone to observe you teach they will write you a letter of recommendation. You can make your own syllabus and create a reading list/packet. There is no required reading.

    Cons

    The pay is not terrific and NYU is expensive. The students are spoiled-rich kids. There is very little training in the way of teaching.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have another day of teacher-training just before classes begin. Pay your adjuncts more. Lower tuition at NYU.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Research Assistant

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

    I worked at NYU (New York University) as an intern (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Professional environment that gives proper research experience and skills.

    Cons

    Depending on who you are working under, some of the work can be tedious or seemingly meaningless.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Work

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    Current Employee - Administrative Aide II in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Aide II in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Supervisor is very understanding and caring

    Cons

    Too much office politics and a bit unfair

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Still prevails the white man at the top leadership positions.

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    Current Employee - Budget Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Budget Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    I joined NYU for the tuition remission.

    Cons

    People have big egos, lots of politics, passive/aggressive behavior, bullying from the top down. Many people working there has biases against many minorities groups. Everything happens under cover nothing is overt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Act like grownups and professionals, high school is over! Be open minded, continuing education should be mandatory in higher education. People without interest to keep abreast with the new developments are the reason some of the departments are stagnant. Students are conditioned "not to make waves," there is a big lag on technology at NYU.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    NYU Employee for 10 years in different departments

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at NYU (New York University) full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    * Supportive and casual work environment
    * Good work/life balance
    * Great benefits and excellent vacation time
    * Exciting to be part of a changing institution

    Cons

    * Many of the departments are small, which can mean limited options for growth within a single department
    * Work is not always challenging--can be very administrative
    * Department might be doing things in an archaic way and could be resistant to change
    * Management is often pulled in different directions and spends little time overseeing staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Foster more personal and professional growth within team members

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Teaching at NYU was an honor and one of the most enjoyable experiences in my life.

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

    I worked at NYU (New York University) as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Professional staff with vision and which strives to foster intellectual curiosity among its students. Excellent facilities as long as you didn't get the old high school on 30th and Park Avenue.

    Cons

    Challenges are mainly if you get assigned the old high school on 30 th and Park Avenue. Also, I would like to see more promotion of the classes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Price the classes based upon the economy of the Industry the class is about.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    wonderful

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 10 years)

    Pros

    challenging,interesting,multicultural,multinational,equal opportunity,training,good compensation,good value company

    Cons

    too technocratic,waste of time and money for administrators,and not for instructors who are the main providers of clients

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    less technocracy

    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great work environment and an opportunity to work in a university setting helping students.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Working with fellow administrators, students and faculty as well as the benefits including tuition remission.

    Cons

    The bureaucracy and difficulty in getting promotion or advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Best way to gain valuable research experience!

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

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

    Pros

    I was allowed to make my own schedule and pursue subjects that interested me!

    Cons

    There were not a whole lot of opportunities to advance, but that comes with the territory. I don't really have anything negative to say

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My Lab manager was great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Nice benefits, atmosphere and community.

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

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

    Pros

    The people you work with are great. 35 hour work week gives you time for a life outside of work. Tuition remission benefit is the best. Vacation time is also a great benefit.

    Cons

    Limited possibilities of moving up. Not great compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more opportunities for career growth. Creating culture where everyone stays is fine, but it also makes those who want to grow and do better become frustrated.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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