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Syracuse University Reviews in Syracuse, NY

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
159 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • friendly working environment; flexible time (in 8 reviews)

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


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

  • Low Pay, very boring work (but it is ok to do your own home work while in work as long as they are not conflicted) (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great school to work for, but how you are supported depends on your department.

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    Former Employee - Online Instructor in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Online Instructor in Syracuse, NY

    I worked at Syracuse University

    Pros

    It's a great school filled with a great academic staff. The students are about half good, so that's better than all bad.

    Cons

    There are a lot of HR requirements, programs to participate in, tasks to complete.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Satisfied as software engineering staff

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

    I worked at Syracuse University

    Pros

    I have joined a product team with professor to making new education tool. I have learnt a lot from team work experience, and professor has promising vision for students to fulfill. I have enjoyed two years studying and working life in Syracuse University.

    Cons

    We don't use the most fancy and cutting edge technology to do teaching, researching and make products.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    very good university, very good professor, very good environment, very good situation

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

    I worked at Syracuse University

    Pros

    very good university, very good professor, very good environment, very good situation

    Cons

    there is no cons here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Resident Advisor at Syracuse University

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    Current Employee - Resident Advisor in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Resident Advisor in Syracuse, NY

    I have been working at Syracuse University as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Free room and board = 15k

    Cons

    Good amount of work over studying

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Worked at ODS

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

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

    Pros

    Good working environment, adjustable schedules

    Cons

    short staffed, long shifts, gets too busy during exam weeks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Syracuse University has provided adequate benefits and decent compensation.

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

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

    Pros

    The faculty and staff are great to work with.

    Cons

    Compensation could use an increase across the positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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 a year)

    Pros

    Teaching experience while obtaining a degree

    Cons

    makes it difficult to manage your time

  10.  

    4 years in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department as research / teaching assistant during MS / Ph.D. programs.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Syracuse, NY

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

    Pros

    Relatively good pay for research / teaching assistants (RAs, TAs) in the engineering college, with a good mix of high-profile projects to choose from. Good health care packages available to student employees (SU Blue). Good compensation for conference travel and some research incentives offered.

    Cons

    Limited resources available to student researchers (i.e. restricted machine shop, few usable high-power computers, etc.). Extremely limited spread of courses in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department for graduate students. Too much emphasis on publishing research papers early and often, rather than publishing excellent papers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention when your employees / students express needs for new or replacement equipment. Projects will be completed on time and better papers will be published when employees have the computing power to actually run experiments and simulations. Similarly, update the teaching computers - it's impossible to run a lecture while your presentation computer cannot connect to a projector or is too memory-limited to run sample simulations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    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

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