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Stony Brook University Reviews

Updated January 13, 2018
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Pros
  • Nice environment and people are nice (in 25 reviews)

  • Great colleagues/staff, nice working environment (in 40 reviews)

Cons
  • salary is very low compare to cost of living (in 21 reviews)

  • You also need a car to get around Long island (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Easy, clear and seamless work environment"

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

    I worked at Stony Brook University part-time

    Pros

    Learning new courses without the pressure of taking the courses for credit

    Cons

    Having to make it to classes on top of regular full time class schedule

    Advice to Management

    n.a


  2. "Resident Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Housing and other small perks.

    Cons

    So many unnecessary meetings and other job duties not listed in your contract you are expected to do.

    Advice to Management

    Respect our time

  3. "Coordinator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Assistant in Stony Brook, NY
    Current Employee - Staff Assistant in Stony Brook, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Stony Brook University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Can take classes for nearly free through UUP Union
    Highly intellectual environment
    Networking capabilities, reaching out other campus professionals in the field
    On campus events, to meet others

    Cons

    A nightmare to move up unless you know someone
    Being a minority on this campus will have you feeling marginalized
    Getting signed up for classes is a nightmare, even as staff
    Commuting to work is terrible, Long Islanders are some of the most horrible drivers that are really aggressive on top of that. I recommend full coverage if you don't already have.
    There is no push from management to help get more pay for doing more
    Intentional jumping through hoops system to get anything done
    No overtime

    Advice to Management

    Need overtime
    Yearly reviews should be a time to expand on responsibilities


  4. "Graduate Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stony Brook University part-time

    Pros

    Overall, it's a very positive experience!

    Cons

    No cons to list at this moment.


  5. "AV technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay, flexible hours and good management staff

    Cons

    no cons at all, good part time job


  6. "Really Great Place"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Community Relations Coordinator in Stony Brook, NY
    Former Employee - Community Relations Coordinator in Stony Brook, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very friendly people and great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Very slow moving, hierarchy made it difficult to get things done.


  7. "TLT Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Absolutely loved this job and the people I worked with.

    Cons

    There's no actual con except that if you get really unlucky, you may have to walk a lot.

  8. "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great environment, friendly people, a good place to work.

    Cons

    A little stressful, but if you are used to crowds you will be fine.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  9. "phd student"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Stony Brook, NY
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Stony Brook, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Stony Brook University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good health insurance, stable position

    Cons

    very demanding position, poor work life balance


  10. "Student Researcher"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Researchers and graduates students were always friendly and willing to help.

    Cons

    It was hard to find parking!


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