SUNY Albany Reviews

Updated Apr 24, 2020

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  • "No cons as its best place to work and study(in 8 reviews)

  • "The faculty is VERY green and does not have much experience directing graduate students(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Nice job with transferable skills"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Consulting Integration Engineer 

    I have been working at SUNY Albany full-time

    Pros

    It's a great work environment

    Cons

    Albany is a great place but too cold

    SUNY Albany2020-02-05
  2. "good experience"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at SUNY Albany part-time

    Pros

    friendly boss flexible hours nice work atmosphere

    Cons

    less pay not enough work for employees

    SUNY Albany2020-04-24
  3. "Great environment to learn"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SUNY Albany full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Access to great mentors who help facilitate access to important career-building opportunities.

    Cons

    Facilities, while sufficient, are a little lacking.

    SUNY Albany2020-04-10
  4. "Worked as a Graduate Research Assistant"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Albany, NY

    I worked at SUNY Albany part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Time is relatively free compared to working in companies

    Cons

    Salary is limited compared to other universities, especially private schools.

    SUNY Albany2020-02-20
  5. "Convenient"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at SUNY Albany part-time

    Pros

    Job is fairly easy, you get cool jackets

    Cons

    sometimes management can be strict /immature

    SUNY Albany2020-02-16
  6. "horrible administration, especially HR"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SUNY Albany part-time

    Pros

    I can't think of a single good thing about this place.

    Cons

    Not a single administrative body at U Albany (or SUNY for that matter) takes complaints seriously. Had a serious, ongoing conflict with an abusive employee, and I was passed from office to office trying to find someone to handle the complaint. HR eventually took it, assured me they took actions against the offending party, and then later changed their story saying that wasn't the case. Unfortunately I didn't get anything in writing the first time around, as I naively trusted them to do their job. The whole process of merely seeking accountability was as traumatizing as the employee's abuse. Separate from this particular issue, I would also add that if you're coming here as a graduate student, expect a meager stipend that will barely allow you to make ends meet and that is well below the typical (also low) stipends that are offered by graduate programs across the country.

    SUNY Albany2020-03-06
  7. "Overall it is a good experience"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant 

    I have been working at SUNY Albany full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You can work freely on your research. Nice environment

    Cons

    But depend on the supervisor.

    SUNY Albany2020-01-26
  8. "Student Life"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Student Life 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SUNY Albany part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly staff, very helpful individuals and goal oriented

    Cons

    Pay was low, and a bit unorganized as a management

    SUNY Albany2020-01-20
  9. "Nice place to work"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SUNY Albany part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    1. Excellent research university and environment 2. Albany is the capital of NY and in proximity of a lot of nice cities

    Cons

    1. Kind of low paid That's it !

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    SUNY Albany2020-01-07
  10. "Not bad place to work as a part time"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Part-Time Lecturer 
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SUNY Albany part-time

    Pros

    If you like teaching, it would be stable job.

    Cons

    Sometimes it is not easy to find

    SUNY Albany2019-12-28
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