Syracuse University Reviews

Updated October 5, 2014
Updated October 5, 2014
145 Reviews
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145 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Friendly people, good management, timely promotions, great benefits, as a student I wouldn't have wished more (in 7 reviews)

  • The cost of living in the area is pretty cheap (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • there are no cons to working at Syracuse University (in 5 reviews)

  • Very low pay and sometimes you feel you are just a slave who needs to get his work done (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Master student at Syracuse University

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syracuse University full-time

    Pros

    Good career services and courses

    Cons

    experience Tuition and dealing with a increasing number of Indian students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Constrain students compared to courses

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    TAs are paid very poorly

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Syracuse, NY

    I have been working at Syracuse University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great university. Good graduate programs. Nice environment. Great health care plans. But graduate students are paid very poor.

    Cons

    graduate students are paid very poor. Not much vocation. Good work-life balance. Flexible working time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It was great!

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Syracuse, NY

    I have been working at Syracuse University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Teaching experience while obtaining a degree

    Cons

    makes it difficult to manage your time

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  5.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Bartender in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Bartender in Syracuse, NY

    I worked at Syracuse University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    great people and worked well with student schedules

    Cons

    low pay, no tips for students

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    TA

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Syracuse, NY

    I have been working at Syracuse University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Teaching and helping students make me feel happy

    Cons

    You have to be well prepared have office hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's a nice place to work

  7.  

    excellent

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Syracuse University part-time

    Pros

    friendly working environment; flexible time.

    Cons

    terrible weather conditions;
    pays not so well.

    Recommends
  8.  

    not an ideal work environment

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    Former Employee - Student Employee in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Student Employee in Syracuse, NY

    I worked at Syracuse University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy to land a part time job here if you are a student with a little time on your hand. There are a number of search tools that can help people find positions, and the interview process, if any, is a breeze.

    Cons

    Inter-department politics and funding practices make it impossible to get promoted, and in turn your resume becomes a long list of entry level positions. Too many layers in the chain of command meant that no job at the entry level put you in contact with people who were allowed to think for themselves, even if they had great ideas. The environment is completely inflexible, its impossible to make a change to the way anything operates, even the most mundane things take eight levels of approval.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    mind numbing

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    Former Employee - Food Services Student Manager in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Food Services Student Manager in Syracuse, NY

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

    Pros

    the experience was a good endeaver and allowed me to grow as an individual

    Cons

    the training was not sufficent to handle the many hectic days

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better pay

    Recommends
  10.  

    Tutor

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    Current Employee - Tutor in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Tutor in Syracuse, NY

    I have been working at Syracuse University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good salary.
    You wont be hired unless you are a grad student. So the pro would be getting in touch with the undergrad life which syracuse is so popular for.

    Cons

    Problem is you are not assured so-and-so no of hours per week. During midterms and finals, you ll get a lotta students but otherwise cant say.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it more organised

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    very good university and very kind professor with all well equipments that anyone can use.

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Syracuse, NY

    I worked at Syracuse University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    very good university and very kind professor with all well equipments that anyone can use.

    Cons

    no cons I do have

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no advice

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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