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Polytechnic Institute of NYU Reviews

Updated December 4, 2014
Updated December 4, 2014
95 Reviews
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95 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work environment is full of energy and the support is amazing (in 14 reviews)

  • flexible hours, can do work during weekends (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay, amount of work is not equivalent to the effort needed (in 4 reviews)

  • Being a Part-time Job its difficult to manage work and classes sometimes (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work, ignore admin staff

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    Former Employee - Technical Director in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Technical Director in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Polytechnic Institute of NYU full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Exciting Work
    Good People (for the most part)
    Location is great
    Great Benefits package

    Cons

    Inept payroll and HR department
    Facilities need improvement
    Pay could have been better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR and payroll is horrendous, fix it (may have been fixed since I left)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Work as General Engineering Teaching Assistant

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Polytechnic Institute of NYU part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working as a TA for General Engineering comes with a lot of benefits. You have access to an office where you can study and do your work. There are always people there that you can collaborate with and it has been a huge blessing during my time at Poly. The work itself is what you make of it - if you only work the class sessions (labs, lectures, tours) then it's enjoyable work with flexible hours. The real fun is doing some of the projects - I worked on an R&D project and learned a ton while having something to put on my resume. I cannot say enough good things about this position.

    Cons

    Very few - I had some trouble getting paid but that was more on the university than the department and I had been inactive for a bit due to an internship. The R&D projects were great for getting experience but as an upperclassman, I needed more complex projects to put on my resume. Still kept the EG job, just didn't do as many hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't have much to add because the current system works great. I'd like to see more R&D work but I can never have enough of that so this isn't a real criticism. EG is a great course for both the students and TAs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent

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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 Polytechnic Institute of NYU part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good interaction with the Professors and undergraduate students. Office hours are flexible

    Cons

    Base salary is low

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Document Imaging Assistant - a very comfortable entry level position for Undergrad Fed. Work Study students and others

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    Former Employee - Document Imaging Assistant in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Document Imaging Assistant in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Polytechnic Institute of NYU part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Great amount of freedom
    - One on one training from Supervisor/Boss
    - Flexible Hours
    - Doable work
    - Friendly Supervisor

    Cons

    - Cramping from sitting in a chair long hours
    - Eye strain
    - Have to be constantly alert to make sure all files/information is properly digitized.
    - Paperjams/Scanner malfunctions
    - Sometimes repetitive work
    - Seemingly endless amount of files

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more staff to help out with paper work. Offer and allow longer lunch breaks. Provide an unrestricted access to internet websites. Invest in easier and more reliable scanners and if possible printers and to make the work easier on everyone a possibility to integrate the scanner, and printer and copy machine.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great experience - Teaching Assistant

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Polytechnic Institute of NYU part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Great working environment
    - Small school, everything is easily accessible
    - Clean
    - Very friendly staff

    Cons

    - Heavy work load
    - Elevators malfunction often

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    International students welcome!

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Polytechnic Institute of NYU as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    flex work hours, friendly work environment, teaching and study opportunity at faculty. Great networking area for engineering students and alumni. as international student best work place to work

    Cons

    Low salary range comparing to current market price.Only part time work option and no bonuses,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Teaching Assistant

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

    I have been working at Polytechnic Institute of NYU full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    was fun working. Lot of networking. The work environment is overwhelming. Many things to learn fom professors

    Cons

    Pay is very less. Need to increase the compensation and provide bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look out for employee needs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Graduate Assistant and Researcher

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    Current Employee - Researcher in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Researcher in New York, NY

    I have been working at Polytechnic Institute of NYU part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I like Poly because it's a small and familiar environment. In some areas, the quality of the courses and research is really high. It can be a good place to do a PhD if you find the right professor. For new professors I highly recommend this school, since it is a fast growth school.

    Cons

    SInce Poly merged with NYU there are some issues with bureaucracy and organization, but nothing that can not be overcome. If you are looking for PhD, it depends on what would you like to do. It is a small school so also the human and technical resources are focused on cerain topics. Not every area of research can be deepen in the same way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Teaching Assistant

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Polytechnic Institute of NYU part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You can work with flexible schedule

    Cons

    Fair amount of work. Easy going

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Good place to work as a researcher in the ece dept.

    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at Polytechnic Institute of NYU (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good and friendly environment. No too many distractions. Usually your mentor helps substantially with guidance. You do all the work though. Good location, many trains go around the area. The person in charge of the ece dept keep everything on check and things never go wrong with her in the leading. I hope the dept does not change with nyu coming into the picture.

    Cons

    The cons come into play when you deal with HR or other departments. The cafeteria on campus does not serve great, eatable food. Only the Tuesday, Thursday pasta is good.

    Recommends

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