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Stony Brook University Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
160 Reviews
3.7
160 Reviews
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Stony Brook University President 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 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    The campus is kind of isolated from the rest of the adjacent going-ons but makes it a nice place to work.

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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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    People are friendly. Departments and degrees are deversified.

    Cons

    Must have a car to go anywhere off campus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    May consider offering more events on campus to make it look less like a commuter school

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Working in the CEAS Department is wonderful

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    Current Employee - Student IT Specialist/Webmaster  in  Stony Brook, NY
    Current Employee - Student IT Specialist/Webmaster in Stony Brook, NY

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

    Pros

    Perfect environment for balancing study and work. Part time job has flexible hours and you have hands on experience with web development, computer hardware and software, as well as manage computer labs. Management is very laid back and allows you to work at your own pace.

    Working alongside deans, advisors, and other professionals, it gives you the feel of a full-time job at an IT department of a company.

    Cons

    Pay is fixed, don't expect a raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing a great job with the Information Technology office - keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place for students to work part time.

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    Former Employee - Food Server  in  Stony Brook, NY
    Former Employee - Food Server in Stony Brook, NY

    I worked at Stony Brook University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free lunch. You might also get leftover food if you work till closing. The best position to work would be the cashier. or bubble tea.

    Cons

    It gets really hot in the server locations sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more students and less union workers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    The Campus Recreaiton Center of SBU

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    Former Employee - Web Developer  in  Stony Brook, NY
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Stony Brook, NY

    I worked at Stony Brook University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    SBU is a quite comfortable place to work. Most people have good education background since sbu is the only good high education school on long island. People from different majors and background are all very nice and easy.

    Cons

    The salary and package are not very competitive due to the fact that SBU is a state supporting public school. Some departments are short in funding because the finance cut from the government.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very calm and quite place to study. Convenience to go to NYC, there is a train station and a bus station you can choose. You will have the opportunity to work with some of the brightest minds in my field. The people are nice, plenty of parking places.

    Cons

    No proper eating place at CEWIT. Having a reasonably good eating facilities at CEWIT would make it even better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Nice place to study in

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

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

    Pros

    Environment is very good, people are nice, plenty of parking plots

    Cons

    Some of the school building are too old. It is a state university and lack of enough funding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase funding

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    former ta

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant  in  Stony Brook, NY
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Stony Brook, NY

    I worked at Stony Brook University part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    overall good place; nice location; good people; professors are mostly great; many great lectures; university becoming better known

    Cons

    unhappy staff; needs better relations with the community; expensive area; segments areas; declining number of jobs for graduates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen more to employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Permanent Appointment

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    Current Employee - Instructional Support Specialist  in  Stony Brook, NY
    Current Employee - Instructional Support Specialist in Stony Brook, NY

    I have been working at Stony Brook University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    If you get permanent appointment after 7 years you will never be fired unless you have a supervisor who likes to do a lot of paper work.

    Cons

    Your boss may be that person who worked for 20-30 years with permanent appointment who can do what ever they like and never get fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire new blood

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Contributions of Staff to University Success Not Acknowledged

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

    I have been working at Stony Brook University full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Proximity to home
    Union environment
    Union negotiated benefits
    Reputation as research organization
    Staff are dedicated to helping the students succeed

    Cons

    "Leadership" exhibits complete disregard for staff and their contributions to the success of the university. Also exhibits the attitude that staff should be seen and not heard.

    Little to no opportunities for staff to advance.

    Lack of sufficient parking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show some respect for the staff and all they do for the university and students.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    5-year experience as a biology graduate student

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stony Brook University

    Pros

    Have the opportunity to work with some of the brightest minds in my field

    Cons

    salary too low while cost of living is high

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