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

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
470 Reviews
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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.  

    Great place to work

    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Academic Advisor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Academic Advisor in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Flexible, family-friendly, great company values, wonderful benefits

    Cons

    Salaries are on the low end

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation and significant annual increases would assist in employee retention

  2.  

    Great place to earn experience...and a degree!

    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Tuition Remission: You get a free Undergraduate Degree, Two Free Master's Degree and one free Doctorate if you work here. The University is closed from Xmas til about Jan 2-3 and you get a free week off that doesn't count towards your vacation--and you get paid! If you're in the union, you're there from 9-5. At 5pm you're OUT, no exceptions (unless there is overtime available).

    Cons

    Very very hard to move up and earn more money or a new title. You would need to leave your department and move to another position in order to move up. This is why people are "stuck" in the same position for years. Also, getting another position within the University may not necessarily mean you get a pay raise..especially if you're in the Union as it is the same pay (depending on the grade). So if you're a grade 8 in one position and move to another grade 8 position, you'll still make the same money. Getting moved up to a higher grade is very difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make your employees feel like that matter more. Let them know that you appreciate all their help and even if you can't give raises automatically, perhaps a day of appreciation wont hurt.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Student while working at NYU

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Worker in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Student Worker in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great for entry level, and for building connections. Flexible with scheduling. Benefits depend on which department you're in, but overall they're fair.

    Cons

    Extremely bureaucratic work environment, simple day to day processes can become incredibly challenging because of red tape and procedures that are ultimately unnecessary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management would be to do away with the majority of the red tape, and the seemingly never-ending process of having to go from one department to the next with no true unilateral mindset within the university.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It is a great place to work. Nice environment, lay-back smart people and intellectually stimulation

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

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

    Pros

    Nice location with great history, cultural, food scenes. Great resources to work like the supercomputer clusters and library data bases. Great benefit and tuition remission ,

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nice more guidance and mentorship for persional growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Student in NYU

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

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

    Pros

    very good for entry level. Provide a pounds of opportunities for both on campus jobs and internships. CareerNet works great for me as well.

    Cons

    Too expensive for international student as me. Dorms are limited and expensive. Library is so cold in summer.

  7.  

    Graduate Assistant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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 (less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly work environment and work would be little easy

    Cons

    Less pay for the work we do and we could expect more for this case.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  8.  

    Facilities Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Facilities Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Facilities Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Family oriented professional group. Generous time off. Empathetic Senior Management group. More than ample latitude to make decisions on your own regarding your portfolio. The Facility Manager is regarded as the utmost professional with a very attuned support staff to promote a successful work environment. Your worst day here is a cake walk elsewhere

    Cons

    NYU is undergoing a massive realignment in business practices and development. At times it takes too long to get something accomplished. If you come from a fast paced environment, it will take some getting used to the slow pace. At the same time this can be a plus. Building relationships will be a challenge, this is an academic setting and everything thrives on relationships. Care must be considered so as not to jeopardize your goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Efficient means to get things accomplished must be in place to improve client satisfaction. Many complaints received that work orders take too long to be completed. Change is good and NYU is hiring the right people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Job, Bureaucracy Stinks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    For the first time, I did what I loved in research and application - rubbing shoulders with the thought leaders in academia and industry.

    Cons

    The system at NYU does not make it easy sometimes to do simple things - like get reimbursed for expenses. You typically have to run all over manhattan to file simple paper work. They really should make it easier for you to find and keep housing near where you work. I eventually got lucky, but it was not easy at the start when you need it to be easy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please make it easier for people to get settled in by offering 3-6 months of temporary housing, while they look for a place. Looking for a place to live is not easy in Manhattan !

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Research Assistant at NYU Neuroscience Institute

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

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

    Pros

    The resources are incredible. Scientific possibilities are far reaching to say the least. The facilities at the new institute are impeccable. All staff and scientists are humble, friendly, and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Some of the administrative aspects take longer than usual, because NYU is a very large institution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be proud of beautiful facilities such as the new NYU neuroscience institute.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Graduate Assistant

    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 a year)

    Pros

    Faculties are all very nice.

    Cons

    It's an on-campus job, and the salary is not high.

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