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Long Island University Reviews

Updated September 6, 2017
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Dr. Kimberly R. Cline
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Pros
  • This is a very rewarding work environment, with compensation equals to the war that is put in (in 12 reviews)

  • Great vacation time, 403b, and tuition remission benefits (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • The changes our new President implemented terminated the efficiency and reliability of this place (in 9 reviews)

  • There is almost zero room for growth and little chance of having any real decision making responsibility (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Graduate teaching assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Long Island University part-time

    Pros

    It was great learning experience and exposure to laboratory environment

    Cons

    Do not have cons as it was a learning experience for me


  2. "payroll admin"

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    Former Employee - Payroll Administrator in Old Brookville, NY
    Former Employee - Payroll Administrator in Old Brookville, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Long Island University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    very good company laid me off due to cut backs

    Cons

    not organdize needs work in managemtn

    Advice to Management

    none

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Cannot recommend"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Long Island University full-time

    Pros

    Many students committed to education

    Cons

    Awful president; poor facilities; employee mistreatment

    Advice to Management

    Wholesale replacement of administration


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Tenured Associate Professor - worked 10 years at LIU Brooklyn"

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    Former Employee - Associate Professor in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Professor in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Long Island University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Convenient location in downtown Brooklyn. Kind colleagues. Mission of helping students who would not otherwise be able to attend college without GEDs.

    Cons

    Low pay, administration hostile to faculty union and to adjunct faculty. More than 50% of courses taught by adjuncts with no benefits. Very few accommodations for disabilities.


  5. "great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Long Island University part-time

    Pros

    great people, lot of fun

    Cons

    no cons comes to mind


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Administration"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Long Island University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The average employee was very nice.

    Cons

    The president is a train wreck. She has done nothing to keep any of the talented people. Her trick is to make it so difficult to work there that you quit. Why, might you ask? Well it is simple. Older employees get better benefits than the new people hired. She has a "model" on how she gets rid of people too, so it will not look like age discrimination, when in fact it is.

    Advice to Management

    Toss out the chairman of the board, who is a personal friend of the presidents husband and rebuild your school before you go the route of Dowling College. Check to see if the older comments are still on the Mercy College site about her. Two schools can't be wrong.


  7. "graduate assistant"

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

    Pros

    learnt at of things good place to develop skills

    Cons

    irregular work schedules and office area is small

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in Old Brookville, NY
    Former Employee - Director in Old Brookville, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Long Island University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    LIU used to have a vibrant spirit and incredible community, but all of that had died with the new administration. Staff are nice, if not weathered and worn out from the administration beating them down every day. All of the good people have left or are planning to leave. The university's greatest asset is their people, who go above and beyond and try to maintain the spirit that is slowly dying.

    Cons

    People are being paid to post positive reviews here. In reality, there is no budget to improve accessibility for students. Employee morale could not be lower; facilities are falling apart on the Brooklyn campus. All money and marketing are poured into the Post campus to make it the High Point University of the north, but all of the real opportunity lies in Brooklyn. If you want to work 7 days a week (including Labor Day weekend) then this is the place for you. Nepotism is rampant. Faculty is out of touch and some don't even use email. Don't put LIU on your resume.

    Advice to Management

    Employees work long hours, on holidays and weekends, no one gets promoted, raises don't equal the COL increases, and the new people who come in are overpaid and have no experience. It's a sham. There is so much money being filtered into the wrong hands. Faculty don't have the gumption to fight ... as long as they have their contract, they let the hard working staff take the beatings. Stop micromanaging and let the people who know what they are doing do what they do best.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Don't Even Think About Working Here"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Long Island University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Just meeting my word minimum.

    Cons

    President Cline is a monster. She has no regard for anyone or anything. She hires people around her with large salaries to be a buffer. She never comments on anything negative. The fact she is still in power shows you the rampant nepotism at the university. Post student union looks like a cheap strip mall now. Lowest enrollment in the history of the school.

    Advice to Management

    Without a change in leadership, there might night be a Long Island University in the future, but it seems like that is what Cline is trying to achieve.


  10. "Social Work Department Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Long Island University part-time

    Pros

    Very flexiables hours, works with you.

    Cons

    Does not allow students to work full time


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