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Binghamton University Reviews

Updated August 15, 2018
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Pros
  • "Very nice people who work there with signs saying that only English can be spoken in the lab" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Great place to communicate with young and energetic people" (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "No cons above and beyond the general cons of academic work" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Low pay for TA without annual raise" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Best Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Binghamton University part-time

    Pros

    Chances to communicate with people

    Cons

    Not a full time job for international students


  2. "Great IT Team!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Binghamton University part-time

    Pros

    A well made position that serves as an interface between the IT department and the actual student population.
    The training program was very well made and very informative.

    Cons

    Compensation is minimum wage but otherwise a great place to work as a student as the time commitment is self managed and tapers off as the workload of the semester increases.

  3. "Conference Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Conference Assistant
    Former Employee - Conference Assistant

    I worked at Binghamton University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy work, reasonable pay and hours.

    Cons

    Typical bureaucratic annoyances. Dealing with occasionally impolite and impatient clients.


  4. "An emotional rollercoaster"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The campus is amazing and there’s always something to do. And they’re rugby teams are amazing — I met some of the greatest people there.

    Cons

    Some majors don’t get as much help finding jobs after. Most classes are very hard. They involve a lot of work but it makes you feel good once they’re over knowing you’re probably more knowledgeable than other universities.

    Advice to Management

    Get the courses straight. So many students were left scrabbling if they couldn’t get into a class one semester because of pre reqs that didn’t even really matter. Also, offer more help in finding jobs to all majors not just those in the school of management.


  5. "First Professional Work Experience"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant

    I worked at Binghamton University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I worked at Binghamton University as a graduate assistant for about 3 years. As someone who has gone to college continuously throughout my adult life, it was a great opportunity to get my feet wet and I feel that I have learned many skills that will help me in a valuable career post-grad.

    Cons

    HR isn't as clear as to the required paperwork to fill out every semester.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in campus programs and student affairs, as they are valuable to every student.


  6. "Graduate Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Binghamton University part-time

    Pros

    Great experience. Great Atmosphere. The upper level really listens.

    Cons

    None. BU gave me every opportunity I needed as a young progessional.


  7. "It's... state work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    For working in Binghamton, it's a good gig. Since it's state work, all of your colleagues' salaries are available online so you know how you compare. The students are smart and driven, the campus is pretty and relatively compact, and on-campus parking is dirt-cheap compared to other higher ed institutions in the area.

    Cons

    It's state work, which means you're susceptible to the foibles of hiring. The Excelsior program, while noble in theory, has also horribly pooched budgets for the next year. Many departments are in the middle of a hiring freeze until they can get an accurate picture of what the budget looks like.

  8. "Apprentice Painter Physical Facilities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Binghamton University full-time

    Pros

    They hire high school students and college students every summer

    Cons

    Five days off per summer are unpaid, otherwise good job for students


  9. "It was better than minimum wage"

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    Former Employee - Student Affairs in Binghamton, NY
    Former Employee - Student Affairs in Binghamton, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is great to have union benefits. Sick time and vacation are really charitable. Salaries are really decent (though not in comparison to the workload).

    Cons

    Extremely overworked employees, zero support from above, administrative leaders push forward plans without thinking about their impact so entry level professionals suffer consequences. Don’t pay for extra work assigned. Terrible at diversity and inclusion. If you are a part of any minority group run far away.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people. Use your expertise, that’s why you are in a leadership position. Asking everyone for what they need makes you look like you don’t know what you’re doing especially without any follow through. Hire supervisors who care about their people but treat them like professionals.


  10. "Great place to get started"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Binghamton University full-time

    Pros

    Bright students, dedicated staff & faculty, diverse campus setting

    Cons

    Not lots of professional mentoring


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