SUNY Upstate Medical University
3.7 of 5 19 reviews
www.upstate.edu Syracuse, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

SUNY Upstate Medical University Reviews in Syracuse, NY

Updated Oct 27, 2013

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SUNY Upstate Medical University President David R. Smith

David R. Smith

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85% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Interactive, progressive

Presidential Scholar Intern (Former Employee)
Syracuse, NY

I worked at SUNY Upstate Medical University as an intern for less than a year

ProsProgressive attitude, great supervisors, lots of support when it comes to volunteering or contributing to the community

ConsSkimpy benefits, surrounding area in economic decline

Advice to Senior ManagementHave higher affinity to employing and retaining locally educated employee through internships and work study

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Good company to work for. The pay is average but management fair.

Staff Accountant Upstate Orthopedics (Current Employee)
Syracuse, NY

I have been working at SUNY Upstate Medical University full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSteady and stable company to work for.

ConsLimited growth potential within certain divisions.

Advice to Senior ManagementLet the employees benefit from the bonus system for doctors.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good working environment for scientific collarboration

Postdoctoral Associate (Current Employee)
Syracuse, NY

I have been working at SUNY Upstate Medical University full-time for more than 3 years

Pros1) The research working environment is very conducive environment for scientific discussion. There are lot of exchange of ideas during many seminars.
2) The company provides excellent health insurance coverage for employee.
3) There are good retirement plan which is tied to TIAA-CREF.

Cons1) SUNY Upstate Medical University would need to push it's university ranking higher in order to attract top researchers from all over the world.
2) The platform for research collaboration between researchers and the industries needs to be improved

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I've worked there 10 years

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Syracuse, NY

I have been working at SUNY Upstate Medical University full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThe people, the mission, and the variety; the research focus, the progressive medical practices, and the skilled nursing.

ConsThe union mentality, the culture of a 'state' institution, the unwieldy responsiveness to changes

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the employees and practitioners; sometimes, what you see as whining or complaining is based on a real, solvable issue.

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Job at SUNY UMU located in syracuse

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Syracuse, NY

I have been working at SUNY Upstate Medical University full-time for more than a year

ProsMedium size employer which is good for beginnig

ConsSmall city so you don't have much to do in the city.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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REALLY depends on what department you work in.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Syracuse, NY

I have been working at SUNY Upstate Medical University full-time

ProsBiggest employer in area, lots of different kinds of opportunities, tuition reimbursement, and some really smart people in management.

ConsHuge beuracracy. Contains some fiefdoms where some in middle management are not properly held accountable and not all policies are enforced consistently.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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decent place to work most of the time

Registered Nurse (Current Employee)
Syracuse, NY

I have been working at SUNY Upstate Medical University full-time for more than 3 years

ProsState benefits and retirement plan

Consjust a number not concerned about me

Advice to Senior Managementbe more personal

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

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Excellent place to work with friendly staff

Executive Administrative Assistant (Current Employee)
Syracuse, NY

I have been working at SUNY Upstate Medical University for more than 8 years

ProsStable employment that respects older workers as well as new people

ConsLarge operation, very complex, too many layers of management brought on by regulations.

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Manager (Current Employee)
Syracuse, NY

I have been working at SUNY Upstate Medical University full-time for more than 5 years

ProsOK place to work. Provide critical services to the community. Dr. Smith is very sharp. Competitive benefits and salary.

ConsOK place to work but need to prioritize work and projects. They try to do everything and workers burn out.

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter project management needed.

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

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Bad department heads are protected by senior management

Faculty (Former Employee)
Syracuse, NY

I worked at SUNY Upstate Medical University

ProsDoes a great job meeting its mission as a regional medical center. The medical college and other academic programs are very underrated and it recruits quality students.

ConsSenior management will protect its bad department heads, even when there is a proven track record of poorly treating employees. The unions have had a hard time addressing these issues under the current administration. Administration seems only concerned with the fiscal management abilities of their department heads. Lack of transparency and dishonesty are also part of the university culture.

Advice to Senior ManagementLook not only at the fiscal ability of your department heads, but also their personnel management skills. Also, pay attention to the unions when they repeatedly bring the same issues to you over and over about these department heads.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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