Syracuse University Reviews in Syracuse, NY

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
145 Reviews
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145 Reviews
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Syracuse University Chancellor & President Kent Syverud
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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.  

    Great

    Current Employee - Research Associate in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Syracuse, NY

    I have been working at Syracuse University as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Intellectually stimulating people are great and challenging

    Cons

    Institutional help for moving around not great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interverview hybrid staff

  2.  

    Good place. Enjoy life!!!

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

    I worked at Syracuse University full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Academic environment, Work with young students, discover new ideas from any areas

    Cons

    Much snow!!! It may not be a problem if you like a peace and quiet place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is a academic place. Just try any everything before graduating. Enjoy life.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Place to go

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    Current Employee - Student Supervisor in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Student Supervisor in Syracuse, NY

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

    Pros

    The school is full of great help if you are in media, politics areas of study.

    Cons

    Weather is sever there and focus too much on athletes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    RSA

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    Former Employee - Residential Security in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Residential Security in Syracuse, NY

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

    Pros

    Convenient for students with work study

    Cons

    Unusual working hours, minimum wage job

  6.  

    The admin "side of the house" - which is definitely looked at as second class w/ nothing but overhead to contribute

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    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Syracuse, NY

    I worked at Syracuse University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great retirement contributions, fairly collaborative environment, an ability (although sometimes difficult, to say the least) to contributing excellent service!

    Cons

    Admin staff is seen by campus community & academic C-suite as the lowest of the low, not seen as necessary to achieve the university's mission, seen as obstructions to "get around"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize & publicly support the dedicated (not to mention absolutely necessary) staff performing administrative functions, look to the academics & academic support as well as the numerous ( mainly academic) VP positions increasingly created

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    The best time of my life

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Manager in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Team Manager in Syracuse, NY

    I have been working at Syracuse University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working with my staff is something I look forward to every day. Not only is the staff that I work with great, but the kids are great as well. I have made some friends I will have for the rest of my life and if it wasn't for Syracuse University, things wouldn't have been the same.

    Cons

    A bit time consuming, it sometimes affects my studies but I manage to do well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Easy work but have fun

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

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

    Pros

    They do have many professional equipments which could let employees learn lots of things

    Cons

    Jobs like receiving phone calls and some simple fix of computer are too easy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communication is good, keep it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Not too bad, but no prize pig

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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 an year)

    Pros

    Easy atmosphere to be in if you steer clear of department drama and campus politics. Hard to disappoint your boss, especially when tasks at this campus are typically regular and mundane.

    Cons

    Can't move up. There is a lot of tension between coworkers at times of change. Not much room to grow and learn new things. People don't like change there, even if it is for the better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Much ado about Syracuse

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    Current Employee - General Employee in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - General Employee in Syracuse, NY

    I have been working at Syracuse University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hours are flexible and the salary isn't bad for a student's wage at the university

    Cons

    The boss treats everyone like her slaves while she does nothing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating the students like personal slaves as well as playing favorite

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Large and efficient

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

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

    Pros

    University knows what it's doing, and has the reputation and expertise to get things done. It is an exciting, forward thinking place to be (or at least was, under Cantor's leadership; I have no experience with the new chancellor).

    Cons

    Huge size can make it unwieldy to get new things done, and a dean with capricious or preferential priorities can wreak havoc on individual departments, slashing budgets and undervaluing work in a field he/she doesn't understand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Departments know what they need. Listen to them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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