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Stony Brook University Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
Stony Brook University – Stony Brook – “Stony Brook University medical center”

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3.8 150 reviews

76% Approve of the CEO

Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D.

Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D.

(41 ratings)

82% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Environment is very good, people are nice, plenty of parking plots(in 13 reviews)

  • Large Research I University on Long Island(in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Salary is only high enough for cost of living, not recommended for non-student job seekers(in 5 reviews)

  • High living expense and less assistance from the undergraduates students(in 3 reviews)

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    graduate student assistant

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat graduate school program
    nice people

    Conshigh living cost around stony brook

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    harassing, prejudice, nepotism, clicky, scary atmosphere

    Office Assistant (Current Employee) Stony Brook, NY

    Prospaycheck, benefits, lunch time, location, nothing more

    Consthe in-crowd gets away with everything. Union and HR are a joke with favorites throughout. good employees are judged unfairly and treated poorly. management is not supportive but good at threatening. unprofessional and condescending coworkers thrive here especially if they are connected to the appalling management who do whatever they want here. no morals or professionalism. corrupt and nasty environment.

    Advice to Senior Managementnone to be given as none would be taken. place needs to be taken over as privately held instead of publicly held and then some needed changes would happen.

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

     

    experienced

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proscan realize how the homework to be graded

    Consdidn't learn too much from it

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    Postdoc

    Postdoctoral Fellow (Former Employee) Stony Brook, NY

    ProsPostdoctoral community is very active and the university likes your enrollment in several fields. The postdoctoral office is truly looking for your career success. There are support programs, training and grants available as a postdoc from the university. Develop your career plan, find the niche in the university that helps you, be productive in your lab and negotiate with others your next career move.

    ConsThere are a lot of teaching opportunities in near by colleges that will add up to your commute if you decide the academic path.
    In some departments, postdocs might be not supported but that can be overcome by integration in the OPA community.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFacilitate more faculty like treatment for postdocs. The OPA is not an extension of the graduate school.

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

     

    Great place to learn and develop with really smart people

    Research Assistant (Former Employee) Stony Brook, NY

    ProsTop notch research institution for a state school price. Close location to Brookhaven National Lab for scientific collaborations (also close to beaches, NYC, and long island wine country for when not working). Elite and accomplished professors (at least in the physics department). Alot of student activity (with a rec. room, summer kegs, seminars)

    ConsThe cost of living is very high on long island and you are not paid very much (as a grad student, probably no surprise there).

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    This is a university you dont want to work for

    Graduate Research Fellow (Current Employee) Stony Brook, NY

    ProsThere are very few pros about this university. People are disconnected and extremely dissatisfied. I cannot really think of any pro unless you are looking to work for someone here which suits your interest

    ConsWell, this is is a long list. The university is very detached from the community here. Actually there is no community here. People rarely collaborate. The wages for research assistants are very low and school does not care much about the students or the employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Blended Program

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNP Porgram is online line and very flexible

    ConsA lot of self direction is needed and the program makes you find your own preceptors which is very tough.

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    nepotism

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosthe area is quite and clean

    ConsSalary increase is only for those holding high positions employees always get an excuse that they can only give a 3% increase year after year while the Finance individual gives close friends huge increases.

    Advice to Senior Managementhire people with morals

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

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    graduate research assistant

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosquite place to study, comfortable weather. Connivence to go to NYC, there is a train station and a bus station you can choose.

    Consnot very connivence around campus, middle level benefits. a little bit boring in the weekend if you stay on campus. quite high rent

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    Positive place to work

    Supervisor At Residential Safety Program (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat community and beautiful place. Co-workers very warm and friendly. Lots of opportunities in a diverse spectrum of work. Surrounding area is easily accessible and a safe community.

    ConsBureaucracy extremely out of touch with the students at the school. Unrealistic expectations and requirements of students. Absolutely necessary to go off campus for food.

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

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