Yeshiva University Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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  1. editing under graduate papers

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    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer

    I worked at Yeshiva University

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A fun place to work. I was able to gain a lot of writing and grammar tips and skills to help other students become better writers.

    Cons

    There werent any unless you can count unruly college students wanting us to write their papers for them instead of wirking together

    Advice to Management

    They should allow us to tutor college students outside of the writing center for personal payment. It helps us and them.

  2. Amazing potential, lack of leadership

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yeshiva University full-time

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good vacation policy, smart people

    Cons

    negative culture, pay is low

    Advice to Management

    Cut the fat at the top and engage employees

  3. program coordinator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yeshiva University

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Jewish calendar allows better hours and time off, especially if that is not your faith

    Cons

    horrible leadership, nobody cares, no advancement,

    Advice to Management

    need new management

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  5. Great.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yeshiva University

    Pros

    Salary is comparable. Colleagues. Overall nice environment.

    Cons

    There is no room for advancement.

  6. Perfect if you hate lugging your brain to work.

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    Current Employee - Departmental Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Departmental Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Yeshiva University

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The early Fridays, smattering of days off for jewish holidays, atmosphere so relaxed it makes a morgue seem fast paced and scintillating.

    Cons

    No room for growth, random reassignments regardless of what you were hired for, HR employees make the dmv staff look competent and interested, too many ignorant 27 year olds placed in power positions bc their parents made the right donations and just incompetence everywhere you look from the president on down. No one gives a damn. I've been in my position for 5 years without a formal review. Unheard of.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to why people are quitting in droves, pay attention to why student applications are down, there's a reason no one wants to be at your school and it isn't just the bleak and depressing surrounding neighborhood, it's the rot from the inside out, the constant bad press, the terrible pay and the overall bad reputation.

  7. Very Flexible

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Yeshiva University

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I have been here 5 years and my department has been great. A lot of time off

    Cons

    no raises in a very long time

    Advice to Management

    Give people a raise

  8. Helpful (2)

    Unfortunate

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

    I worked at Yeshiva University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, jewish holidays, good vacation and enough sick days. Room to expand if management considers it and if you are in the right department. You will also get chance to learn/break/fix since there is no immediate pressure from mgmt like you would see in corporate/for-profit/finance company. The real resources (people) are the best at this company.

    Cons

    This is mostly for ITS since I don't know how other departments work but they may go through many issues/challenges ITS also goes through.
    Major CONS:
    - Low Salary + Salary Freeze + cuts via lowering retirement contribution)
    - Not enough people
    - Politics (LOTS OF IT)
    - No financial management (not sure what the finance department does all day)

    Overall, the management is very bad (probably the upper mgmt). If you work at YU, you will affirm that management doesn't know anything about technology and they also do not know who the valuable/important employees are because they don't believe in meetings or spending time with their team. There is a PMO office that doesn't do anything. In my 5 years, I have never seen or heard from a PM about any projects we did and we did some huge projects (Datacenter/physical/hardware/virtual moves of production systems). The MGMT spends more time with consultants than the regular employees who actually know what is really happening. Wrong people (idiots) get promoted and the real people who do the work usually get left behind.

    Advice to Management

    No advice for management because this place will never change. The culture is what needs changing; not mgmt.

  9. Helpful (2)

    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 (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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

  10. Helpful (3)

    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 (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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!

  11. 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 (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

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