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Stony Brook University Reviews

Updated August 23, 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 24 reviews)

  • Great colleagues/staff, nice working environment (in 39 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 16 reviews)

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  1. "A great place to teach"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Stony Brook University full-time

    Pros

    Superb environment for both faculty and students

    Cons

    Keep up the good work


  2. "Good research environment"

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

    I have been working at Stony Brook University full-time

    Pros

    Located on Long Island, New York. Close to Cold Spring Harbor National Lab and Brookhaven National Lab. The university hospital also provides various facilities to support the scientific research on campus.

    Cons

    Winter is long.
    The campus is big, and different facilities could be far away from each other.

  3. "Great Place to Work, Great Environment"

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    Former Employee - AV Tech in Stony Brook, NY
    Former Employee - AV Tech in Stony Brook, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, good benefits, you get a pension since you work for NY state! Good work environment, since you're on a college campus

    Cons

    Campus isn't as beautiful as other college campuses, but it's still a really nice place to work


  4. "TLL Student Assistant"

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

    I worked at Stony Brook University part-time

    Pros

    As a student employee, you get flexible hours based on your class schedule.
    New and fun technology to work with (VR, panoramic camera)
    Bi-weekly game night with free pizza
    Great mentorship from the supervisor

    Cons

    So far so good. Can't really think of cons


  5. "Student Employment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stony Brook University part-time

    Pros

    flexible hours for my work schedule.

    Cons

    The payment was only minimum wage.


  6. "A good experience for leadership"

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    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Stony Brook, NY
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Stony Brook, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stony Brook University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Develop leadership skills
    Expand your social network
    Many great people in the position
    Gain access to valuable resources

    Cons

    Some leadership is inconsistent at Campus Residences
    At times there is no respect for the position from leadership

    Advice to Management

    Care about the RAs that work for the university
    Give better benefits


  7. "Graduate Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stony Brook University part-time

    Pros

    Big research institution in greater NYC area

    Cons

    Housing is a bit of a problem in that area

  8. "Data Collector"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Team was easy to work with

    Cons

    Phone Calls were difficult to complete


  9. "undergraduate researcher"

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

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

    Pros

    I like the education system

    Cons

    too many people. too crowed


  10. "On-Campus Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stony Brook, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stony Brook, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible, big campus, fun college environment

    Cons

    Difficult administration, hard to get things done that were needed


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