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SUNY Albany Reviews

Updated November 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Nice work environment; good balance between life and work (in 10 reviews)

  • Great relationship with professors, professional work environment, flexible hours and excellent health insurance (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • No cons as its best place to work and study (in 5 reviews)

  • The money for all those vice deans, vice presidents, vice provosts, etc (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Highest Paid Graduate Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    I was fortunate enough to work as the highest paid grad assistant even without a research position. I worked for the vice presidents office and then worked for the faculty of homeland security and cybersecurity. All my supervisors were very kind and supportive. They even paid for my Master's degree. Work was always easy to manage but could be challanging at times. I handled over 100 students per semester.

    Cons

    No cons to mention at all

    Advice to Management

    No advice at all


  2. "Assistant professor"

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

    I have been working at SUNY Albany full-time

    Pros

    tenure time protection and support from senior faculty

    Cons

    rigid organization culture and it is hard to get collaboration

  3. "Good experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SUNY Albany full-time

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling with engaging student body. Very friendly liberal atmosphere, openness to different perspectives and opinions.

    Cons

    Not enough institutional support . Sometimes it becomes clear how students are treated like customers.

    Advice to Management

    Fund more faculty and grad student lines


  4. "Best place to work"

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good pay. Work load is less. You can study and concentrate on you courses.

    Cons

    No growth. No increment. No benefits. There is no chance for carreer growth. Lot of politics inside the management.


  5. "SUNY ALBANY"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SUNY Albany full-time

    Pros

    low stress job. Only work 20 hours a week and get 9 credits tuition paid for

    Cons

    can interact with exam time

    Advice to Management

    be more understanding of students time constraint


  6. "Assistant Director"

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

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

    Pros

    flexibility, union and the benefits

    Cons

    the politics are difficult to navigate

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  7. "Student Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SUNY Albany part-time

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and hours

    Cons

    Payment structure and amount is not competitive

  8. "TA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SUNY Albany part-time

    Pros

    many professors flexible office hours

    Cons

    not enough projects, not enough directing


  9. "assistant professor"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Albany, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SUNY Albany full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    relaxed life style, close t home

    Cons

    long winter, far from big city


  10. "Great Institution"

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

    I have been working at SUNY Albany part-time

    Pros

    -obtain many transferable skills
    -great work environment
    -very rewarding

    Cons

    -a big campus where inter-departmetal interactions are limited


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