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Updated Nov 3, 2021

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  • "Salaries in the teaching and research tracks are low compared to private industry; many positions depend on grant funding.(in 197 reviews)
  • "low pay compared to state schools that pay more to perform the same exact duties.(in 168 reviews)
  • "extremely low on pay and poor management(in 73 reviews)
  • "I have seen on more than one occasion, staff members completely stop doing their jobs with no serious repercussions (b/c the managers don't want to deal with the strenuous process of terminating someone).(in 27 reviews)
  • "some bad supervisors and a lot of nepotism(in 21 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Freelancer

    Freelance

    Jan 21, 2021 - Designer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good people and a good cause,

    Cons

    As with many large orgs, there is a fair amount of red tape.

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  2. 2.0
    Current Employee

    No oversight for managers

    Nov 3, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Better salary than other schools in the area

    Cons

    No oversight for managers. Too much red tape to get anything done.

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  3. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Decent

    Sep 30, 2021 - Administrative in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Easy work though not very engaging.

    Cons

    Red tape slowed things down.

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Higher Education but with a Corporate Feel

    Aug 21, 2021 - Assistant Director 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    professional place to work. better salary than other institutions

    Cons

    lots of red tape for movement

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  5. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Good research instituition

    Jul 20, 2021 - Research Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    A lot of people love to work there and there are a lot of opportunities

    Cons

    There is a too much red tape and the pay is too low

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  6. 3.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Graduate TA

    May 5, 2021 - Graduate Teaching Assistant 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Steady income, clear expectations from professor

    Cons

    No training or support provided, lots of red tape in the bureaucracy

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  7. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    good place to work but so bueaucratic

    Apr 30, 2021 - Senior Staff Associate in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    smart people, great name/power of the institution

    Cons

    so much red tape in their systems (HR, financial etc)

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  8. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Good

    Mar 3, 2021 - Junior Administrator 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good pay, learning experience, fun

    Cons

    too much red tape and micro management

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great organization

    Nov 9, 2020 - Senior Advisor in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    flexibility, respect, empowerment, creativity, supportive

    Cons

    pay scale, too much work, lots of red tape

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  10. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Excellent education!

    Oct 10, 2020 - Graduate Student in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great networking Wonderful resources Beautiful Campus World class professors Career Status

    Cons

    Very expensive tuition Lots of red tape

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