Syracuse University Reviews

Updated July 28, 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. 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.


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    Vice President

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in Syracuse, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Syracuse University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great comprehensive university with exceptional new faculty hires with strong research and teaching scholars in the last 5 yrs. Great staff and students!!

    Cons

    Transition of new administration is taking too long and making numerous communications mishaps with no transparency. Unilateral decisions are made without much input from real stakeholders.

    Advice to Management

    Engage, listen and follow through with REAL stakeholders withing the Institution and outside communities. Informing the internal community in 30 min advance of the announcement is not a real engagement of community or transparency. Stop hiring lawyers!


  3. 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.


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  5. Carrier Dome Concessions

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    Current Employee - Student Supervisor in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Student Supervisor in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Love working at Syracuse, I work at the Carrier Dome. You meet a lot of people, everyone's friendly, great atmosphere to be working in.

    Cons

    Cold, but other than that, not too bad.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  6. Support staff

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    Current Employee - Support Staff in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Support Staff in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Syracuse University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good entry-level opportunities, generous time off, excellent tuition benefits if you have dependents, friendly people in the lower ranks.

    Cons

    No opportunity for advancement if you are staff. There is a "grass is always greener" attitude where any opportunity to hire outside of the SU community is considered better. Little to no pay raises. Expensive parking. Lots of politics the higher up you get.

    Advice to Management

    Your staff members are keeping SU going. They deserve respect and acknowledgment for the work they do, now more than ever considering the cuts that are happening -- so many people are overworked, doing the jobs of 3 or 4 people.


  7. Working at SU as an international graduate

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    Current Employee - Researcher in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Researcher in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Syracuse University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very nice city, and lots of fun thing to do with your kids around the city

    Cons

    Too restrictive on international students regulation. No exceptions. Health insurance policies for dependents are too expensive.


  8. Research Assistant

    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Syracuse University part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits for employee including their dependents

    Cons

    Too much snow in winter


  9. communicator

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    Current Employee - Communications in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Communications in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Syracuse University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    excellent professional opportunities - lots of interesting undertakings to write about and report

    Cons

    i midst of alot of change - some positive, some unknown


  10. Assistant Director

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Syracuse, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and access to opportunities that can be leveraged for next career move.

    Cons

    Terrible executive management. Nepotism is common and salaries are bloated the higher you go. They don't care about the people on the bottom who do the tough work. These people get paid to get paid.

    Advice to Management

    Leave.


  11. Project Engineer

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Syracuse, NY
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Projects allow for technical experience and there are opportunities to receive good training on site. Company has many government and high-profile projects.

    Cons

    Shift based work requires long hours. Depending on what sites you are working on, there are few facilities available.



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