Syracuse University Reviews

Updated September 1, 2015
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Syracuse University Chancellor & President Kent Syverud
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Pros
  • The teaching salaries are better than other area colleges, and there are great benefits to teaching at a school with such resources (in 7 reviews)

  • Cost of living in Syracuse is very low, and there is a reasonable amount to do (in 4 reviews)

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

  • Not much room to grow and learn new things (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Work in outdoor education

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Supervisor in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Student Supervisor in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great boss, very flexible hours.

    Cons

    Things may be changing as they hired a new supervisor. She tends to michro-manage.


  2. Food Service Employee

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Jefferson Station, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Jefferson Station, NY

    I worked at Syracuse University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The dining halls can be a fun, relaxed environment, including some of the special dinners that feature foods of different cultures. Ernie Davis is by far the busiest of the dining halls, and has hands-down the coolest employees.

    Cons

    You must always be wearing a hat or a hairnet, so if you care about your looks while working, perhaps scooping tuna onto a slice of pumpernickel isn't for you.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes the fries are soggy, and sometimes the grilled cheese is soggy, and sometimes pizza is soggy. Keep up with the sushi and Greek yogurts though, those things are on point.


  3. Grad Student

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Satisfactory work environment and payscale according to cost of living in the city, but nothing fancy. Work load variable according to the department and on the whole the faculty is very encouraging and supportive.

    Cons

    Health benefits and other benefits according to type of employment which can vary


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  5. Student Employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent experience. There are so many projects that can allow you to grow.

    Cons

    Politics guide simple decisions. Must manage own career the top managers there aren't interested in change.

    Advice to Management

    Make the first person to read a ticket/order/problem responsible for it. Don't redirect students to other departments.


  6. Great place to work on campus

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Syracuse University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Make lots of friends, time flexible

    Cons

    You can only work up to 20 hours if you are a non-working student

    Advice to Management

    Management is ok, should provide more information for new students


  7. Syracuse University Review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good colleagues and a relaxed environment. Campus was a nice place to be.

    Cons

    Lack of direction from management.

    Advice to Management

    More direction.


  8. Assistant Director

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits and can work independantly

    Cons

    Direction of the university is pro faculty, not staff.


  9. Great place to work.

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    Former Employee - New York in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - New York in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Syracuse University full-time

    Pros

    The University is great, people are great.

    Cons

    Syracuse is a dump. There is a lot of crime in the area.


  10. Review

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good university, excellent faculty. Excellent software courses, okish hardware ones.

    Cons

    Can improve things from hardware perspective by recruiting top notch faculty which the university isn't doing presently.


  11. Happy on the Hill

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Syracuse University full-time

    Pros

    Great People - students, faculty and staff Dynamic environment

    Cons

    Parking - expensive and limited parking due to urban setting



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