NYU (New York University) Reviews

Updated Aug 2, 2020

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431 Ratings
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  • "No cons, great experience so far(in 73 reviews)

  • "not a ton of room for growth, hard/impossible to get a meaningful raise, moves slow(in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Wonderful staff, environment and benefits!"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NYU (New York University) full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A world class research institution with amazing colleagues!

    Cons

    Working at a large university can mean lots of bureaucracy and inefficient systems.

  2. "Great People"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NYU (New York University) part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice co-workers, help is available when asked.

    Cons

    No cons for me personally. Had a nice time.


  3. "Corporate, but depends on who you work for - great benefits"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at NYU (New York University) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexibility depending on your direct report, lots of opportunity

    Cons

    Very corporate, lots of bureaucracy and red tape

  4. "Amazing experience"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Graduate Student 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NYU (New York University) full-time

    Pros

    Challenging curriculum yet fun experience

    Cons

    Career fairs were not helpful

  5. "Great school, doing fresh things."

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NYU (New York University) part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Not afraid of innovation, though this might be a shortfall of theirs as well. Good anti-bias protections as well.

    Cons

    I wish it were a little more personal.

  6. "Excellent Student Union!"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Graduate Student Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at NYU (New York University) part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    As of time of posting: Graduate students work 20 hours a week for $20 an hour. As a working graduate student, your are eligible for 90% of your student health insurance to be paid by the school. There is a very excellent and active graduate student union that will go to bat for you should you run into workplace issues, but my experience as a student worker was very positive and I think this is common. Many students do go on to be hired for full-time positions in the larger NYU universe as offices are often generous (in my experience and from what I've heard) in recommending their graduate assistants to openings throughout the administration and beyond.

    Cons

    Hours are capped at 20 per week, and you need the office to re-hire you at the beginning of each new semester. This means that continued employment is not 100% guaranteed for the length of your degree; however, offices are usually very clear about the length of their need for student assistants and most students work with the office for as long as they want or until they graduate, at which time they become ineligible to continue employment in that role.

  7. "Good"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Student Software Engineer 

    I have been working at NYU (New York University) part-time

    Pros

    Good experience working there part time

    Cons

    No cons that i could think of

  8. "great side gig while attending graduate school"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - TEACHERS ASSISTANT 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NYU (New York University) part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    the schedule works really well with courses

    Cons

    dealing with students who just don't care

  9. "Research project director"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at NYU (New York University) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Location, good benefits, access to university facilities

    Cons

    Heavily bureaucratic, unhelpful and unmotivated administrative support

  10. "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Assistant Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NYU (New York University) full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    NYU is a supportive and flexible place to work. For those who want to continue their education, employees can attend most undergraduate and graduate programs for free.

    Cons

    Some systems (like their vendor payment systems) are archaic and difficult to use. The pay, like in any non-profit setting, is low.

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