CUNY (City University of New York) Reviews

Updated May 9, 2021

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CUNY (City University of New York) Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez
Félix V. Matos Rodríguez
60 Ratings
Pros
  • "Your work environment and workload depend on where you work because CUNY is very big(in 46 reviews)

  • "great benefits for the employees and dependents(in 45 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Need more benefits because I get low pay(in 30 reviews)

  • "Only limited to part time hours(in 23 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Lecturer

      Apr 29, 2021 - Lecturer in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Good location, good students and faculty

      Cons

      Low pay, with limited upside

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      PSC CUNY and contractual changes

      May 9, 2021 - Adjunct Lecturer in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The PSC-CUNY Union has worked hard for real improvements in our work and teaching conditions. When I started teaching part- time at CUNY year ago it was frustrating and we were not very trusting that negotiations would yield changes. But they have. We now enjoy contractual job security if certain provisions are met and I am grateful to the PSC-CUNY and state leaders for improving our contracts greatly over the past 6 years.

      Cons

      I have no complaints at the moment besides the standard issues of hoping for higher hourly rates.

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      CB4A College Coach

      Apr 26, 2021 - College Coach in New York, NY
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      Pros

      - great work environment - provide training - supportive staff - can foster positive relationships with peers

      Cons

      The work can get overwhelming in the beginning, especially since you are still trying to learn everything you need in order to do your job. However, you can reach out to your supervisor for additional support in that regard.

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Supervisors - Terrible Pay

      May 7, 2021 - Teacher's Assistant in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Flexible schedule, great experience, good mix of students. Supervisors are flexible with students balancing work/personal and school life.

      Cons

      It's almost minimum wage, and still a ton of work. The schedule is great, but hours are limited, and pay is minimal (less than $16/hour). Kind of insulting, that it's only a few cents over minimum wage considering the services provided.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Good place to work in

      Apr 23, 2021 - Adjunct Faculty 
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      Pros

      Job Security and good colleagues

      Cons

      It is slow to change, hard work and low salaries

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Best Job Ever

      Apr 25, 2021 - College Assistant 
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      Pros

      Great work environment. I learned a lot.

      Cons

      I have zero cons . Great place to work

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      eh

      Apr 27, 2021 - Research Assistant in New York, NY
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      Pros

      easy work; good coworkers; nice atmosphere

      Cons

      kinda boring at times but that's not their fault

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Decent place to work

      Apr 24, 2021 - Help Desk Technician in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Flexible schedules for work life balance.

      Cons

      Low pay. Takes too long to get a raise.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good job for students

      Apr 20, 2021 - ILL Assistant 
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      Pros

      Flexible hours for a grad student, allows you to work around your class schedule. Beautiful library. Great supervisors.

      Cons

      I have nothing to complain about!

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Stable but not many opportunities

      May 7, 2021 - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
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      Pros

      lay-back work environment; good benefits

      Cons

      not many opportunities to advance yourself

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