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SUNY Albany Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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  • No cons as its best place to work and study (in 4 reviews)

  • Vice Presidents of innumerable different functions (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Student Aid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SUNY Albany part-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff
    Able to work on personal projects while at work

    Cons

    They don't pay much to Student Aids or provide many hours


  2. "Higher Education (Non-Academics)"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SUNY Albany full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Medium school so tons of work to be done with students - area for growth and very dynamic workplace

    Cons

    Communication between uppers (Chancellors/VP's/Deans) is trickled down and often have knee jerk reaction to changes. Lots of top admin changes (new Presidents, etc.) which makes goals and agendas differ often from year to year. Great benefits and good work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication with the staff that works directly with students, and sometimes forget that yes, students bring in money, but they are the sole reason we have careers. Decisions should be made for students and not administration.

  3. "Graduate Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SUNY Albany part-time

    Pros

    Awesome health benefits and customer service experience.

    Cons

    Numerous mandatory meetings to attend.


  4. "Director of Academic Center (CEO level)"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SUNY Albany full-time

    Pros

    Benefits; compensation; mission of institution

    Cons

    Political environment with the state government


  5. "Student Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Albany, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at SUNY Albany part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Extremely supportive and laid back environment.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  6. "Web Developer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SUNY Albany part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work pace/environment, nice people

    Cons

    Tediously boring tasks at times

    Advice to Management

    Stop spending so much time on CMS


  7. "Academia position"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SUNY Albany full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers were suportive and fun
    Met outside of work socially

    Cons

    Pay
    Tough to take vacation time during summer months

  8. "Temp troubles"

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

    I worked at SUNY Albany part-time

    Pros

    The people are great to work with.

    Cons

    Civil service exams and no one seems to know what to do.


  9. "Working as a student assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Assistant
    Current Employee - Student Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SUNY Albany part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Depending on the office you work for, can be very relaxed

    Cons

    Depending on the office you work for, management can be very stressful and not understanding of the demands of being a student


  10. "Good university job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SUNY Albany part-time

    Pros

    good pay, very understanding to time off

    Cons

    limited hours (applies to student workers only)


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