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SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering Reviews

Updated January 10, 2017
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  1. "Amazing"

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    Current Employee - Process Operator in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Process Operator in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This is the best place to work. Everyone is happy and it's an exciting all-around just positive work environment.

    Cons

    There are no real cons. This is the best job. I hope to stay here for all of time.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing. Thank you for your support. Management is always there t help


  2. "Work station operator"

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    Former Employee - Work Station Operator in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Work Station Operator in Albany, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Time off is the only pro, some coworkers are nice.

    Cons

    Poor management, no future direction, you work for a college that doesn't support their workers continuing education(they cotribute barely anything for you to go to school and they are SUNY) the schedule sucks 7am to 730pm. There is no room for growth, promotion, and a raise forget it. Longevity is worse. Because of inflation you will probably make more money your first 6 months here then you will after five years. Huge pay discrepancies(been here 5 years and some who has been here 7 doing the same job of not less is making 10 more an hour than I am, this is no lie and common) and everyone's pay is public. Major favoritism

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your workforce instead of your own pockets


  3. "Great Job"

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    Former Employee - New York in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - New York in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering full-time

    Pros

    Great work place with good benefits.

    Cons

    Inexperience among certain managers.
    No advancement


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  5. "Research Technician Level 1"

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    Current Employee - Research Technician in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Research Technician in Albany, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay and great benefits

    Cons

    Horrible management. Cant enjoy your plentiful time off if it's rarely approved. Can't plan trips if they only approve a month out. There's been a hiring freeze almost the whole year of 2015 so we've been short staffed but expected to do more work.

    Advice to Management

    Hire QUALIFIED help


  6. "A great experience."

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Industries around which is good for job prospects for graduate students.

    Cons

    Primarily a good place for students who would look for industry positions than any academic positions.

    Advice to Management

    Management is doing great job and hoping will continue.


  7. "High Tech, poorly administrated"

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    Former Intern - Student Research Assistant in Albany, NY
    Former Intern - Student Research Assistant in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Student researchers get access to work with some of the best nanotechnology equipment available. Students are assigned to work 1 on 1 or 2 on 1 with professors. The summer ends with a poster presentation, which encourages all students to walk away with a good tangible project to show future employers.

    Cons

    The university itself is quite disorganized. The school has changed names four times in the last four years. This resulted in me not receiving any work contract until the day I began. The work experience depends highly on the assigned professor, but certain projects are under-supported and take many weeks before a project is assigned. It is clear that while the school itself has been expanding, the administrative growth has not been growing proportionally.


  8. "Not a student oriented college"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you are looking to move forward in the semi conductor world and are willing to give up every other saturday then this is an awesome place to be

    Cons

    Despite having a biology department there are very few biology courses or facilities

    Advice to Management

    Give some more attention to biology curriculum and facilities if you would like that program to survive


  9. "Research Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering full-time

    Pros

    Very involved and cutting edge research, very much makes you feel like you are benefiitting humanity even as an undergraduate research intern.

    Cons

    The only problem I see is that you are sometimes in a situation where you have too little work by the end to actually last you the full 10 weeks of the internship. Depending on who you are, this can be seen as a con.

    Advice to Management

    Management should try to be more involved in the work that undergraduates do. It seems that all they care about is making sure you pass safety procedures and give no further guidance, they don't even check that you go to work every day.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Research Support Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Research Support Specialist
    Former Employee - Research Support Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits. Work with great minds, modern technology. Friendly staff. Good management.

    Cons

    Lack of advancement opportunities. Pay could be higher. Multiple companies under one room can create contradicting opinions at time.


  11. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering full-time

    Pros

    It is a great place for collaboration with various industry leaders such as IBM, Global Foundries, SEMATECH, Samsung etc. Lots of opportunities to interact directly with various semiconductor companies.

    Cons

    Limited focus on innovation. No clear future direction. Seems like they are only riding the wave because of the semiconductor boom in the area.

    Advice to Management

    Lots of noncompetitive people at the higher management who are still getting promoted. Integrate academics and industry to a larger extent.