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Syracuse University Reviews in Syracuse, NY

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
154 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.  

    The best time of my life

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  2.  

    Easy work but have fun

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Not too bad, but no prize pig

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    Large and efficient

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Teaching Assistant

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

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

    Pros

    It's great experience, and you can learn a lot.

    Cons

    no cons I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Much ado about Syracuse

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    Research Assitant

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

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

    Pros

    Syracuse is a city that you can conveniently get around. The school have a very liberal environment. Some program is quite nicely designed.

    Cons

    There's not much going on around here.

  9.  

    Satisfied MS Teaching Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    Pros

    I have enjoyed teaching undergraduates at Syracuse University. Being a Teaching Assistant provides a lot of personal growth experience and is easily balanced between other school work and my research.

    Cons

    The undergraduates at Syracuse University do not care very much about their grades or academics. The department I was a teaching assistant for seemed to be divided among faculty between the priorities of research/publication and effective education.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide the tools needed for teaching assistants to effectively do their jobs while giving us flexibility to teach lesson plans as we see effective. There needs to be more innovation in teaching than there currently is.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    instructor

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Instructor in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Instructor in Syracuse, NY

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

    Pros

    Professors are very nice and helpful.

    Cons

    Balance the job and study

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Syracuse University - some good, some bad, and lots of administrators with side pet projects

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Syracuse, NY

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

    Pros

    Strong faculty, varied but acceptable student body, good facilities. The campus is pretty.
    Cost of living in Syracuse is very low, and there is a reasonable amount to do. Lovely parks and regional attractions.
    The new chancellor looks promising.

    Cons

    The biggest problem when I was there was continuing administrative bloat, both in terms of numbers and the side projects that are only loosely (if at all) related to academics. This drew time, attention, money, and other resources away from academics.

    Syracuse the city is very poor with a fairly high crime rate. Lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of snow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the core mission of the university - pedagogy and high quality research and scholarship.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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