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Polytechnic Institute of NYU Reviews

Updated April 14, 2017
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Katepalli R. Sreenivasan
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Pros
  • Students are discussing problems everywhere and you can really learn a lot from them (in 6 reviews)

  • Many outstanding colleagues and students (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, amount of work is not equivalent to the effort needed (in 5 reviews)

  • Low pay rate with respect to other schools and city living standards (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Proctor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Proctor in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Proctor in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Polytechnic Institute of NYU part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a very easy job. Just assistant the professor in the midterm or final exam.
    You can choose if attend specific exam

    Cons

    The salary is low, but it's totally worth.
    Sometimes there would be a conflict because you have to attend your own exam.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe they can slightly increase the salary. And schedule well in case there are conflicts between the job and our owner exams.


  2. "Working at NYU School of Engineering"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Professor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Professor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Polytechnic Institute of NYU full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Many outstanding colleagues and students.

    Cons

    Too cost conscious, understaffed and lack of support for faculty.

    Advice to Management

    Improve availability and willingness to meet with faculty members.


  3. "On-ste data collector 370 Jay Street"

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    Current Employee - On-Site Coordinator in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - On-Site Coordinator in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Polytechnic Institute of NYU (Less than a year)

    Pros

    University job are always good for the students.

    Cons

    Basically there is no any downsides beside lack of working hours provided.

    Advice to Management

    Everything is good overall.


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  5. "Graduate Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Polytechnic Institute of NYU part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great way to make some income for day to day expenses
    - A lot of opportunities in a wide range of administrative roles

    Cons

    - A higher pay rate per hour would be beneficial
    - More roles in technical fields

    Advice to Management

    - Provide better salary to compensate for costs incurred due to living in the city.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good opportunities if you survive the harassment and terrible work-life balance"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Polytechnic Institute of NYU (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Access to interesting projects, funding and knowledgeable professors. Experienced teachers and decent facilities. Prestige and good job placement after degree completion.

    Cons

    Long working hours, terrible salaries, and it is very common to suffer harassment from advisors. Terrible work/life balance, with constant pressure for publishing papers (regardless of their validity or usefulness).

    Advice to Management

    Professors should be evaluated by students so that incompetence and harassment were excluded from the working environment. Interdepartamental interactions could be a way of making clear which professors are productive and which are just successful salesmen.


  7. "Research assistant"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great infrastructure and great helpful peers to work with.

    Cons

    Many days there was nothing to do. Keep yourself proactive.


  8. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Polytechnic Institute of NYU full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice classrooms
    Lots of labs and equipment
    Nice people in the department

    Cons

    Classes can get overcrowded
    Stipend did not increase over the years


  9. "Graduate Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    learn a lot of things

    Cons

    Pay rate not very high


  10. "I have been working at Polytechnic Institute of NYU as a research assistant when I was studying there."

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Polytechnic Institute of NYU part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good health insurance,Great work environment, flexible time.

    Cons

    Low paid, the lab(not in the campus) is very far from subway station

    Advice to Management

    Please increase hourly paid rate.


  11. "Working as a Graduate Assistant for Mathematics Department"

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

    Pros

    Talking with your friends and good people to work with

    Cons

    Not good environment and too much work load

    Advice to Management

    Please understand that they are students and not full-time employee


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