Stony Brook University Reviews

Updated July 4, 2015
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Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D.
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Pros
  • The people are nice, plenty of parking places (in 14 reviews)

  • nice location in long island, beautiful beaches and fun summer outdoor activities (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • salary too low while cost of living is high (in 4 reviews)

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

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  1. Overall Good Place To Work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stony Brook University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Starting Salary
    Benefits are good
    If you value unions, there is union protection.
    Many great people.

    Cons

    SLOW to get any real changes made
    Management structure can be disorganized depending on your department.
    Department structure can be all over the place.
    Benefits used to be even better and have declined slightly.
    Union protection also means bad employees (even the very bad) are very hard to get rid of, if not impossible -- hardworking employees end up picking up the slack.
    Disillusioned workforce in some areas.


  2. Research assistant

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    Current Employee - Head Teaching Instructor/Research Mentor in Upton, NY
    Current Employee - Head Teaching Instructor/Research Mentor in Upton, NY

    I have been working at Stony Brook University (More than a year)

    Pros

    great university to go with great advisors

    Cons

    living expense on long island is high


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great Place to Work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stony Brook University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Intellectual community, great benefits via union, wonderful students, was able to take one course each semester for free. Long Island RailRoad stop right on campus.

    Cons

    Entry-level student service salaries are too low for the cost of living on Long Island. Not a lot of housing available in the area for young professionals who relocate for job. Not a lot of room for advancement - people tend to get jobs and stay in them.


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  5. A good place to get part time job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stony Brook University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    students can get a part time job here

    Cons

    there is max time of working


  6. good university

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Research Assistant

    I have been working at Stony Brook University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent academic environment, nice neighborhoods.

    Cons

    Low pay, cold and long winter


  7. Production Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Stony Brook, NY
    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Stony Brook, NY

    I worked at Stony Brook University part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I had the opportunity to grow as an employee and gain desired skills.

    Cons

    My schedule was dependent on the basketball schedule.


  8. Math Tutor

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stony Brook University

    Pros

    Good college, have a lot of opportunity learn and grow up

    Cons

    salary is not that high


  9. Post Doctoral Associate

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stony Brook University

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible working schedule; Good insurance package

    Cons

    Beauracratic managetment. Each paper work takes you weeks to get it done.


  10. Helpful (1)

    senior staff

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Assistant in Rocky Point, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Assistant in Rocky Point, NY

    I have been working at Stony Brook University (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great place to work , good benefits , great people to work with

    Cons

    need more staff for the amount of work

    Advice to Management

    need more staff for the amount of work - review departmental budgets and increase accordingly


  11. Research Associate

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Stony Brook, NY
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Stony Brook, NY

    I have been working at Stony Brook University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent working experience. Nice natural environment around the SBU campus.

    Cons

    The salary is not decent compared to other research institutions as it is under a state university setting.

    Advice to Management

    If employer-sponsored permanent visa could be provided for the research associate position, it would attract more outstanding researchers to work for SBU.



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