Syracuse University Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
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  1. 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
  2. TA

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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 (less than a year)

    Pros

    Teaching and helping students make me feel happy

    Cons

    You have to be well prepared have office hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's a nice place to work

  3. not an ideal work environment

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

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

    Pros

    Easy to land a part time job here if you are a student with a little time on your hand. There are a number of search tools that can help people find positions, and the interview process, if any, is a breeze.

    Cons

    Inter-department politics and funding practices make it impossible to get promoted, and in turn your resume becomes a long list of entry level positions. Too many layers in the chain of command meant that no job at the entry level put you in contact with people who were allowed to think for themselves, even if they had great ideas. The environment is completely inflexible, its impossible to make a change to the way anything operates, even the most mundane things take eight levels of approval.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Tutor

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    Current Employee - Tutor in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Tutor in Syracuse, NY

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

    Pros

    Good salary.
    You wont be hired unless you are a grad student. So the pro would be getting in touch with the undergrad life which syracuse is so popular for.

    Cons

    Problem is you are not assured so-and-so no of hours per week. During midterms and finals, you ll get a lotta students but otherwise cant say.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it more organised

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. very good university and very kind professor with all well equipments that anyone can use.

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

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

    Pros

    very good university and very kind professor with all well equipments that anyone can use.

    Cons

    no cons I do have

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no advice

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7. mind numbing

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    Former Employee - Food Services Student Manager in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Food Services Student Manager in Syracuse, NY

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

    Pros

    the experience was a good endeaver and allowed me to grow as an individual

    Cons

    the training was not sufficent to handle the many hectic days

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better pay

    Recommends
  8. Staff

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    Current Employee - Staff in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Staff in Syracuse, NY

    I have been working at Syracuse University part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you work in a school or college you can spend as freely as you want - parties, Stickley furniture, committee meetings at swank resorts.

    Cons

    More work, less people
    Staff are treated/looked at as excess to get rid of
    Cost cutting is ALWAYS on the administrative side - academic and executive staff can be added and added but never have to reduce cost. There's excess spending in every school/college and in Criuse Hinds Hall wher so many Vice Presidents of x, of y, of z and so on.
    New chancelor added what I would guess is a HIGHLY PAID man to cut costs on the administrative side (but nit schools/colleges or the high ranking plethora of VPS, AVPS, ASST VPS, ect ) but has also KEPT ON the extremely expensive consulting group of Bane. Isn't that a cost to cut???

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See above.
    Chancelr needs to look at waste & extrvagence in schools/colleges. He also needs to stop being so autocratic. SU was excited when the last chancelor left but Syverud is almost worse. Su is going down fast sadly - it's all the community talks about.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Great

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

  10. Great university.

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

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

    Pros

    People are professional and friendly.

    Cons

    Nothing in particular comes to mind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I enjoyed working at SU.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 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 a 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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