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Stony Brook University Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
186 Reviews
3.8
186 Reviews
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Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D.
Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D.
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Environment is very good, people are nice, plenty of parking plots (in 14 reviews)

  • Most people have good education background since sbu is the only good high education school on long island (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Salary is only high enough for cost of living, not recommended for non-student job seekers (in 4 reviews)

  • Low pay, Increased workload, less opportunity to meet new people, less job security, increased likelihood of menial tasks, limited mobility (in 3 reviews)

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    Graduate Teaching Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stony Brook University

    Pros

    very friendly and nice coordinator and co-worker
    students are nice
    great chance to practice communication skills and get teaching experience

    Cons

    professor should tell students more about why you have to do this, not just what to do

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    Your boss is the matter.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stony Brook University full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    All depend on the supervisor.

    Cons

    All depend on the supervisor. I work like a slave.

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    Computer Lab Consultant

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Chapin, NY
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Chapin, NY

    I have been working at Stony Brook University

    Pros

    its good working here, pay is good, work is less. you can do your own work while working at this place

    Cons

    you have to sit for hours in front of the computer doing nothing. but you can get a lot of stuff done

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    Research Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stony Brook University

    Pros

    Work environment is quite nice.

    Cons

    High living expenses in long island.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Adjunct Professor

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Long Island City, NY
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Long Island City, NY

    I worked at Stony Brook University

    Pros

    Teaching, research and meet intelligent people

    Cons

    Low Pay, long working hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good experience

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    Former Employee - Project Management Intern in Stony Brook, NY
    Former Employee - Project Management Intern in Stony Brook, NY

    I worked at Stony Brook University

    Pros

    -Project Managers with a lot of varied experience
    -Great working environment
    -Lot of opportunities to learn

    Cons

    -No uniformity in the managers' visions for PMO
    -Could pay more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Division of Information Technology

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant
    Current Employee - Student Assistant

    I have been working at Stony Brook University part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Learn about computer systems (basics and advanced) and meet fellow students who are also interested in what you are doing

    Cons

    Must work a minimum of twelve hours over the week from 8:30 am to 5 pm

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Overall a good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stony Brook University full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    employees knowledgeable; benefits; positive atmosphere

    Cons

    depending on boss; some want the 'same old state way'

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be open to new ideas and avoid the 'do as I say and not as I do attitute'

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Really friendly staff

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stony Brook University

    Pros

    Great staff, collaborative environment that allows for researchers from all different disiciplines to come together and discuss ongoing research at a high level.

    Cons

    It is tough for students to feel valued here i feel, since a lot of the state funding is put towards research programs instead of student oriented projects. There are some prestigious programs for high school students.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stony Brook University

    Pros

    Great place to work as a part-time job

    Cons

    Hours are not steady enough

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