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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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.  

    Work Study, Fair Pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MDA in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - MDA in Syracuse, NY

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

    Pros

    Employer realizes you're a student.

    Cons

    May not get many hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Satisfying Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment, understanding superiors, fantastic meals

    Cons

    Disorganized work ethic, new employees take time to fit in

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Syracuse University Online Platforms is fun

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Syracuse, NY

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

    Pros

    - Great work environment
    - Fun people to work with
    - Great boss
    - Very flexible, I chose my hours
    - Was offered a full time position after I graduated

    Cons

    - Other departments might not be as fun
    - Pay could be better but not bad for a college job
    - Mostly students worked where I did so some people were unqualified for the position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management needs to take better care when hiring and could also benefit from moving into a new space that is more conducive to collaboration.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Graduate Student & Research Assistant at Syracuse

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

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

    Pros

    Many great opportunity here with a lot of chance to get in touch with the latest tech. Good campus life, nice and comfortable city.

    Cons

    Winter here is horrible in Syracuse, a huge a mount of snow. I not a fan of SNOW, so that would be a headache for me

  6.  

    oncampus work experience

    Current Employee - RSA in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - RSA in Syracuse, NY

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

    Pros

    The people here are very helpful, co-operative and friendly. The job is full of respect. They also take extra care of our health and safety.

    Cons

    Weather is the most challenging part. It is varying too much with snow for almost half a year and walking in snow for job becomes quite difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some arrangement for traveling to work place on weekend is required.

  7.  

    Syracuse offers those who are willing to meet new people great opportunities to advance in their careers

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

    Pros

    The University is a very large institution offering anyone with a can-do attitude an opportunity to find a way in.

    Cons

    Recent leadership changes has many people fearing that they will need to find new jobs over the course of the next 5 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace the old regime including the RCM model to create more collaborative channels across depts and schools.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good Resources, Friendly Environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Adjunct in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Adjunct in Syracuse, NY

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice resources, flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy is substantial. In-fighting. Senior faculty don't back up Junior faculty if not convenient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Back up your employees rather than defer to student complaints.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Program Assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Leader in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Project Leader in Syracuse, NY

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

    Pros

    Very very good opportunity to train practical skills and put everything you learnt into practice

    Cons

    The payment is not high, just 10 dollars around. It's really not a good place to make money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the salary

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Graduate Admissions Processing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Applications Processor in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Student Applications Processor in Syracuse, NY

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

    Pros

    Nice people, friendly environment, good salary

    Cons

    there are no cons to working at Syracuse University

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to take a part time job for full time student in SU

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RSA in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - RSA in Syracuse, NY

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

    Pros

    Easy work, easy to apply and flexible hours

    Cons

    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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