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SUNY Albany Reviews

Updated February 5, 2019
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  • "No cons as its best place to work and study" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and good work environment" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great cold calling training"

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    Former Employee - Student Caller in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Student Caller in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Meet awesome friends
    Comfortable work environment
    Room for growth

    Cons

    There really is nothing to complain about!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  2. "Average experience as a post doc"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow

    I have been working at SUNY Albany full-time

    Pros

    It is a very average job

    Cons

    Salary is not great and location is not great

  3. "Excellent working atmosphere, low cost of living"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SUNY Albany full-time

    Pros

    Excellent research community and administrative staff

    Cons

    Lack of interest in high-risk, high reward project in life science

    Advice to Management

    Please formulate and recruit full-time Research professor/scientist positions dedicated to research


  4. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SUNY Albany full-time

    Pros

    The time schedule is flexible.

    Cons

    The campus is too large.


  5. "A Negligent Breeding Ground for PTSD, Stockholm Syndrome, and a Lifetime of HR Complaints"

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    Former Employee - Residence Hall Director in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Residence Hall Director in Albany, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A few genuine co- workers who tried to help, but the system failed, overall.

    Cons

    To this day, I truly can't believe I survived my few months at SUNY Albany. The emotional abuse I suffered at the hands of my direct supervisor, coupled with the rampant turnover and lack of institutional care or support-- this university is truly HR's worst nightmare. My supervisor used gross intimidation tactics to bully his subordinates into their jobs, where they were already overqualified to perform these jobs anyway. When I reported him to his supervisor, I was told that more than two dozen women filed HR reports against him, and were subsequently moved out from under his supervision, or quit. I felt that the university pretended to care and to take my complaints seriously, ultimately so I wouldn't sue for emotional distress. However, my former supervisor- the perpetrator of these activities, still works in the department, and still supervises women. How SUNY Albany still allows him to be in a supervisory role, working with undergraduate students is BEYOND ME. This university is negligent, they know it, and they don't care.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the entire Residential Life office, no, the entire divisional staff. The university is insular- they hire former students and employees and promote from within, so the toxic and negative culture continues. Anyone they have attempted to hire from outside of SUNY Albany has immediately quit or turned down the offer, because they see the university for the sham that it is. There is no way to change the toxic culture unless they fire everyone and start over... or burn the whole place to the ground.


  6. "Full Time Work Experience"

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

    I have been working at SUNY Albany full-time

    Pros

    There is a lot of diversity at the University and a lot of passionate students. It is a great environment to see how public higher education is run.

    Cons

    It is a very big university so it important to find your niche of professionals that you can learn from and build a sense of belonging. Once you can find your right fit, the sky's the limit.


  7. "Doctoral student"

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

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

    Pros

    Supportive environment and good research base at NYSDOH

    Cons

    Albany is not ideal place to live for me

  8. "very excellent place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    SUNY-albany is an employee friendly environment and we get chance to learn on new technologies to upgrade our skills, I am completely satisfied working for this university

    Cons

    I cannot think about the defects


  9. "Great"

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

    I have been working at SUNY Albany part-time

    Pros

    good environment and friendly people

    Cons

    there are no cons here


  10. "Performing Arts Center - Event Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Event Supervisor in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Event Supervisor in Albany, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at SUNY Albany part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people were great, and the schedule was predictable. I knew that I would have certain months off due to the school calendar, and I knew what events would be busier than others.

    Also the fact that I had full benefits even though I was part time. That was a huge pro.

    Cons

    Not getting a single raise in the 4 years I was employed by the PAC. I also seemed to pick up everyone's shift all the time, I enjoyed my job, but I didn't like to do everyone's job.