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SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering Reviews

Updated January 8, 2018
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  1. "College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at SUNY Albany"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Albany, NY

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

    Pros

    Great environment, professors are wonderful, very supportive. Research is interesting

    Cons

    The switch to SUNY Polytechnic has been disorganized on the Nanocollege side


  2. "Going Bankrupt"

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    Former Employee - Former Employee in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Albany, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The Research Foundation eventually pays 10% of your salary towards a 403b.

    Cons

    They are desperately in debt. Layoffs loom around every corner. No programs are safe. The future of the undergraduate program is being debated to this day. The faculty and staff are overworked and disgruntled.

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together and start closing deals and bringing in new business. Treat your employees with respect and dignity instead of like mushrooms.

  3. "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.


  4. "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


  5. "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


  6. 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.


  7. "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

  8. "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.


  9. "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


  10. "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.


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