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Stony Brook University Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D.
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Pros
  • Nice environment and people are nice (in 21 reviews)

  • it was a pretty good working environment (in 35 reviews)

Cons
  • Pay is low compared to universities in manhattan but cost of living is slightly cheaper (in 19 reviews)

  • You also need a car to get around Long island (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Good"

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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 Stony Brook University part-time

    Pros

    Free meal for the working day.

    Cons

    Have to stand for a long time.


  2. "RA @ SBU"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stony Brook University full-time

    Pros

    Good research and learning. Peer groups help a lot.

    Cons

    A lot of work expected but will also learn a lot through it


  3. "ASTC Tutor"

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    Current Employee - ASTC Peer Tutor
    Current Employee - ASTC Peer Tutor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Stony Brook University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Getting great experience as a tutor
    Flexible hours

    Cons

    None that I can think of


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  5. "Desk Monitor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stony Brook University part-time

    Pros

    Great for students currently enrolled in classes

    Cons

    Had to work late into the night


  6. "Student Assistant at Immigration Services"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stony Brook, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stony Brook, NY

    I have been working at Stony Brook University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The staff at Immigration Services are very cool to work with and everyone is very chill. There's a lot of down time for student to catch up on homework when it's not busy at the office.

    Cons

    No con I can think of.


  7. "software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Stony Brook, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Stony Brook, NY
    Recommends

    I have been working at Stony Brook University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    flexible working hour and local commute

    Cons

    less money and charge parking fee


  8. "A nice school to attend"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Stony Brook, NY
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Stony Brook, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stony Brook University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    big university, lots of things to learn, beautiful campus, rapidly developing, close to NYC

    Cons

    many professors at life sci departments are lack of funding to support graduate students


  9. "Good position to earn pocket money in Residential Safety Program"

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    Former Employee - Field Worker in Stony Brook, NY
    Former Employee - Field Worker in Stony Brook, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Stony Brook University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Co-workers are excellent, we can chat all the way when we patrolling.

    Cons

    Long distance walking during the shifts.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up!


  10. "Teaching Assiatant"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Stony Brook, NY
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Stony Brook, NY

    I worked at Stony Brook University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Life balance, more time to do research, enjoyable, less pressure, nice people

    Cons

    No challenge, less salary, less communication, easy task, too short contract


  11. "Division of Campus Residences"

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    Former Employee - Fitness Center Monitor in Stony Brook, NY
    Former Employee - Fitness Center Monitor in Stony Brook, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stony Brook University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    As a resident student, working part-time as a fitness center monitor was a great way to make a bit of money every week.

    Cons

    As a resident student, working part-time as a fitness center monitor had no cons.



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