Yeshiva University Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
38 Reviews
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    I worked at Yeshiva University and it was a great place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yeshiva University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fantastic university for those that have a Jewish culture and experience. Friendly employees great environment for people early in their career to advance

    Cons

    The university has faced a number of lawsuits and the culture has begun to change. It is not as competitive as it once was

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Director  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I worked at Yeshiva University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Allows for entrepreneurial spirit. Very solid benefits. Lots of vacation. Good community. Visionary leadership that was looking for new ideas.

    Cons

    Fiscal problems led to some cut backs. At times, felt like promotions amongst leadership were for wrong reasons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be careful who is placed in leadership positions. Continue to cultivate great culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    YU - a university without proper leadership and oversight

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    Current Employee - IT Tech  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - IT Tech in New York, NY

    I have been working at Yeshiva University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    flexible work schedule, low pressure work environment, competitive salary, prestigious name, easy commute from most of the metropolitan NYC

    Cons

    salaries frozen for several years, ineffective and unresponsive management, operates with a lot of bureaucracy and politics, very little top level oversight, no drive to improve, never any money to upgrade or improve infrastructure and operations, HR is a pain to deal with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try actually doing your job and working your paid hours! If you don't know much about computers you should not be a manager of an IT dept!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Summer Library Aide

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    Former Employee - Summer Library Aide  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Summer Library Aide in New York, NY

    I worked at Yeshiva University as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Got to be around books all day, they allowed you to keep the ones they were throwing out.

    Cons

    Only one of the bosses was a real scrooge but she might not work there anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Is the AC adjustable?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    food handler

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yeshiva University full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    great place to work, excellent benefits

    Cons

    keep your mouth shut and not open

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Many opportunities if you seek them out.

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    Current Employee - Accounting Tutor  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Accounting Tutor in New York, NY

    I have been working at Yeshiva University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working here makes your resume look a little better.
    People are generally nice and easy to work with.

    Cons

    A bit bureaucratic at times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Top notch faculty and students, but administration gets in the way of progress

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Yeshiva University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The students and faculty are top rate. Many students will choose Yeshiva University over Ivy League schools due to the Jewish studies department. This results in a large number of very motivated and intelligent students.

    Cons

    Faculty does not support the sciences. Research building will be shut down and locked randomly, which helps the budget but makes serious research a big challenge. Lack of support for any type of innovative programs in the sciences.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen closely to what your faculty and students have to say. They are what makes your school worthwhile.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yeshiva University

    Pros

    Lots of time off with regular and Jewish holidays. Weren't very many perks other than that.

    Cons

    Overall employee morale continued to get worse and worse the longer I worked there. Many people just stopped caring altogether and just came to work to collect a paycheck. There was a complete lack of communication, and there were no raises in the time I worked there. I worked with several people who were clearly not competent to do the job they were hired for. There was no accountability for doing a poor job, and daily work was chaotic, where I was in constant "firefighting" mode, which left little to no time to make progress on projects. There was little to no appreciation from upper management. I was miserable and constantly frustrated on a daily basis. The place seems like a sinking ship and I had to leave before I drowned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your employees. Find ways to improve morale and improve communication.

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    Low Value on Employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yeshiva University

    Pros

    Relaxed work atmosphere, nice colleagues

    Cons

    Almost no prospect for salary growth or advancement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Dysfunctional IT Department, Uncaring Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Yeshiva University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Location, many holidays, good people for the most part.

    Cons

    Poor treatment from management, backward work culture, uncaring and unsympathetic atmosphere, employees afraid to voice their views/opinions, management not held accountable for their actions or lack thereof.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to those who are really in the know to find out what is REALLY going on and how you can improve. Allow them to voice their views and opinions without fear of backlash. You have good people who are discouraged and don't produce to their potential. I don't think you realize the level of discontent among staff and how it is negatively impacting your performance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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