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Stony Brook University Reviews

Updated November 23, 2014
Updated November 23, 2014
177 Reviews
3.7
177 Reviews
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Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D.
Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D.
49 Ratings

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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  1.  

    full time staff review

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    Current Employee - Staff in Stony Brook, NY
    Current Employee - Staff in Stony Brook, NY

    I have been working at Stony Brook University full-time

    Pros

    Leadership is hit or miss.

    Cons

    opinions and concerns from staff not taken seriously by top administration

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more full time staff and less middle management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Great

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    • Career Opportunities
    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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  5.  

    phd degree

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stony Brook University

    Pros

    It's good. I recommend my advisor.

    Cons

    Parking lot has too small for faulty.

  6.  

    Good job for a student

    Former Employee - Stony Brook University Tutor
    Former Employee - Stony Brook University Tutor

    I worked at Stony Brook University part-time

    Pros

    Good job for a student. Schedule is flexible of couse, and coworkers were genuinely good people and enjoyed their work.

    Cons

    Work is gratifying but difficult and too many hours in a row can burn you out. Also, you might not be able to work as many hours as you'd like. The campus isn't the prettiest.

  7.  

    Excellent

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stony Brook University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, great community and kids

    Cons

    campus is not that pretty, lots of paperwork/bureaucracy which can be stifling

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stony Brook University part-time

    Pros

    The entire community is friendly and helpful. Ive worked in a few different departments of SB and have had the pleasure of working with pleasant staff members who are always ready and willing to help each other. I admire that Stony Brook is committed to student success.

    Cons

    The pay is not the best but it mostly depends on the budget of the department and the number of workers they can afford to pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some departments should have group building trainings so create a stronger bond and in turn, a more effective and efficient workplace.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Stony Brook, NY
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Stony Brook, NY

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hour and good culture

    Cons

    Funding in several department is not sufficient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more career development for PhD student.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Sad life

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stony Brook University full-time

    Pros

    I get to drink lots of coffee, I get to practice my arguing skills every day, parking only costs $20 a month or a 20 minute walk.

    Cons

    No personal life, no respect, poor resources, funding is terrible. Nothing to do in the area. Rent is too high and most apartments are illegal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so condescending.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    TA

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stony Brook University (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice campus and some professors are good

    Cons

    Education quality is not so high

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    TBA

    Recommends

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