NYU (New York University)
3.7 of 5 306 reviews
www.nyu.edu New York, NY 5000+ Employees

NYU (New York University) Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.7 306 reviews

                             

70% Approve of the CEO

NYU (New York University) President John E. Sexton

John E. Sexton

(161 ratings)

81% of employees recommend this company to a friend
306 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Tuition remission employees and spouses can earn a degree for almost no money"
    in 32 reviews
  • "Flexible Work Life Balance, Compensation, Vacation, Benefits"
    in 15 reviews
Cons:
  • "not much room for advancement, salary is low compared to corporate positions"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Meanwhile you probably have a lot of work to do but don't want to be rude so you end up staying late"
    in 4 reviews
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Amazing university to work at.

Postdoctoral Researcher (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

Prosbest thing about working in NYU is getting the Village experience that all movies featuring NYC have mandatory scenes on.

ConsBenefits aren't great. And although there's a partial match towards retirement plans, they're not as good as what you can get from other private schools. Especially considering the tuition NYU charges its students. Wonder where all that money goes.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to be more inclusive and open to concerns from the rank and file. Case in point was the recent controversy about the university's expansion plans. Also the whole NYU Global idea, while great on paper, actually dilutes the brand of NYU NY, which is what enchants students. Not sure why I'd want to go study in NYU-AD.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsWork-life balance, great colleagues, mission-driven organization with lots of new initiatives happening constantly. Connected community. Lifelong learning opportunities.

ConsSometimes communication about new strategies or directions are not communicated as clearly or as early as they could be.

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter communication of changes and new hires

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Web Applications Developer (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsGreat people to work with.

ConsToo many meetings to attend.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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good for you to study here

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at NYU (New York University)

ProsEducation for Finance and Risk, very usefu!

ConsUseful course, nice teachers, Iike it

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Good

Graduate Assistant (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

Prosgood environment
great location and city
culture and balance well maintained

Conssalary could have been better

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsThe 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.

ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementI 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Technical Support (Former Employee)
New York, NY

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

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great work for a student

Audio Technician (Former Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsUltra flexible for students. Overtime is sometimes available.

ConsSometimes 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great for new grads to kick-off their careers

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at NYU (New York University)

ProsAs daunting as it may be to work in NYC, NYU provides a very laid-back and friendly work environment. What I personally enjoy is that my superiors are always there to help me if I run into any issues. As a result, I'm not afraid to take on challenges that are outside of my comfort zone.

ConsSince this is a university, there is not much room for promotion. As a result, your salary is kind of stuck. If I remember correctly, the upper management all hold PhDs in some field. So, if you are not looking to get anything more than a Masters, you will be stuck with a mid-level job.

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Great Work

Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsWorking as a Research Assistant is a great experience

ConsWorking as a graduate student

Advice to Senior ManagementGet pay Raise after every semester

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