Polytechnic Institute of NYU
3.7 of 5 65 reviews
www.poly.edu Brooklyn, NY 150 to 499 Employees

Polytechnic Institute of NYU Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
Polytechnic Institute of NYU – Brooklyn – “NYU Poly”

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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Academic work environment combined with friendly staff and colleagues"
    in 9 reviews
  • "People are nice, and good atomusphere"
    in 4 reviews
Cons:
  • "Low pay, amount of work is not equivalent to the effort needed"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Not a good location for engineering students to find jobs"
    in 2 reviews
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Resident Assistant (Current Employee)
Brooklyn, NY

I have been working at Polytechnic Institute of NYU full-time for more than 3 years

ProsResidence life was the best department to work for. It was a friendly, energetic and fun work environment. There are a lot of experiences that I've had to set apart my college experience. I have truly enjoyed my time working here until Fall 2013.

ConsNYU has a completely different system which I can see works for them. However, the way Poly RAs were trained help them handle situations of all kinds. I feel NYU policy and training will ruin that advantage that Poly RAs have.

Advice to Senior ManagementNYU RAs have absolutely no responsibility compared to Poly RAs. It is hard to believe NYU RAs can be advertised as student leaders. I'd advise NYU to take a look at what Poly RAs do and the way they handle certain situations before the practices become completely obsolete.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Graduate Assistant (Current Employee)
Brooklyn, NY

I have been working at Polytechnic Institute of NYU part-time for more than a year

ProsEasy to find a job if you have friends working in any department. Most of the jobs have fun environment making work stress free

ConsJobs do not really come out unless you know people working in the departments. HR works too slow delaying pay every time

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove the way HR works

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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very dissatisfied with senior management

Employee (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Polytechnic Institute of NYU full-time for more than 10 years

ProsMeeting great people and a lot to learn

Conswork ethics no longer matter. You have to be a "yes" person all the time and forget about trying to do the right thing

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees and let them do the job that they are being paid to do

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Teaching Assistant (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Polytechnic Institute of NYU part-time for less than a year

ProsAwesome work schedule, and great quality of work to start off for a Teaching Assistant in the networking industry

ConsLow pay for a TA. Although has its own perks

Advice to Senior ManagementNone really.

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

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Graduate Assistant (Former Employee)
Brooklyn, NY

I worked at Polytechnic Institute of NYU part-time for less than a year

Pros- Good exposure.
- Great place to work (amenities).

Cons- Less salary.
- Work stress.
- Time management.

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

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Good place but could use improvement

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Polytechnic Institute of NYU part-time for less than a year

ProsCampus is a bit small, but the community is pretty tight knit; most faculty members know each other. The working environment is friendly and the salary is satisfactory. It's also easier to get things done

ConsFinancial resources are mismanaged; some essential departments are underfunded.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Graduate Assistant (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Polytechnic Institute of NYU part-time for less than a year

ProsEasy work, only 20 hours/week. 10 per hour. Have to stay in the lab to get pay.

ConsOnly 20 hours/week. 10 per hour. Have to stay in the lab to get pay.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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You are on your own

Research Assistant (Current Employee)
Brooklyn, NY

I have been working at Polytechnic Institute of NYU part-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat name will carry weight

ConsLittle professional development offered. Laboratories are lacking, the worst I've ever seen you want a better chemical education go to SUNY Stony Brook, seriously!

Advice to Senior ManagementCreate a curriculum updated for the current industrial needs. Their Chemical Engineering lab and Undergrad Chemistry labs are severly lacking, they have no intrumental analysis and the machines they do have are outdated by at least 20 years

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Hard work but very low salary

Graduate Assistant (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Polytechnic Institute of NYU part-time for less than a year

ProsFlexible office hours, School environment, Located in the heart of brooklyn

ConsSlow processing, Doesn't have "NYU" benefits even though they officially have been merged.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good working Environment. Fellow Employees are very helpful

Student Aide (Current Employee)

I have been working at Polytechnic Institute of NYU part-time

ProsWonderful learning experience, get lot of exposure & a chance to interact with professionals

ConsNothing as such that I noticed

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