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Updated June 23, 2017
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Syracuse University Chancellor & President Kent Syverud
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  • no cons to my work at the university (in 10 reviews)

  • Bad weather, small city, less entertainment (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Vending Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Cash Operations in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Cash Operations in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Syracuse University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    People are great!!! Opportunity to switch carrers

    Cons

    to far from my home.


  2. "Great People, Inefficient and Uninnovative Management System"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Syracuse, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Kind, hardworking environment - Many on staff at Syracuse University genuinely care for students and work very hard to provide a diverse array of experiences and developmental opportunities for them.

    Cons

    Stagnant, confused - The flow of goal-setting, assessment, and decision-making inadvertently begs employees to avoid focusing on ultimate goals or invest in productive ways of improving outcomes. Mid-management cannot communicate goals clearly and tends to squash attempts to adapt.

    Advice to Management

    Consider simplifying goals and creating streamlined systems of decision-making and accountability. This will increase mid-management autonomy and allow for better communication and more productive departments.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great teammates, programs and lateral support. Poor senior management and respect."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Syracuse, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Syracuse University full-time

    Pros

    The Institute is filled with very talented and highly qualified people. Employees at the lowest level bend over backwards to help one another and work well together. The Institute puts out world-class programs and services that focus on furthering the post service lives of veterans and their families.

    Cons

    Senior management is out of touch with their people and don't effectively utilize their talented employees. Senior members of the team value the funders of the Institute over their employees and core customer; the veteran. Lots of closed door conversations and decisions made with little input from junior members.

    Advice to Management

    Push the power down to the lowest level; empower your people. Give credit to those that complete the mission of the organization. Better communication from the top down.


  4. "Syracuse University Recreation Services"

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    Current Employee - Recreation Service Official in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Recreation Service Official in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong management, convenient and flexible scheduling

    Cons

    There are not any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  5. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Syracuse University part-time

    Pros

    Productive environment. If you succeed in position, you will have many doors opened to you. Professor wants to see you succeed and will help you do so. Real experience

    Cons

    Syracuse University has been stagnant for years, but it is now on the upturn as far as vision and plan. Still, there is lots of bureaucracy in higher education.

    Advice to Management

    I've enjoyed my boss as a teaching assistant. He has really been a mentor and allowed lots of individual freedom and responsibility. I've virtually led the class and have become more of a professor than a teaching assistant.


  6. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Syracuse University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good courses, good professors and competitive environment, the university has a very good infrastructure. The location is good and very near to Syracuse downtown.

    Cons

    Very far from the big cities of USA like New York, Boston, Chicago; so finding jobs nearby is not very easy. One has to move to the California to find jobs. However, the university offers good education so its not a bad deal.

    Advice to Management

    The credit hour per course is very high. The private universities charge a lot of money, but its still higher than a lot of them. It woud be great if they balance the per credit hour fee so students can save a lot of money for tuition.


  7. "Syracuse Football is trending upwards"

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    Current Employee - Student Manager in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Student Manager in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Syracuse University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Scholarships, Experience with a power 5 conference football program, NFL networking

    Cons

    Conflicts with class, odd work hours


  8. "Working"

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    Current Employee - Student in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Student in Syracuse, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Syracuse University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Life culture is ok.Enjoyable parties.

    Cons

    Not very choices of course.climate is bad


  9. "Good experience for a student worker"

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    Former Employee - Residential Advisor in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Residential Advisor in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours and good pay

    Cons

    Feel a little like a number depending on where you work

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Good university, location a negative"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professor in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Professor in Syracuse, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relatively good resources.
    Low cost of living.
    Standards high in most units.
    Quality of students good.

    Cons

    Diminished focus on Ph.D. education in some schools (Newhouse, eg.)
    Emphasis on professional masters.
    Syracuse as a town has come beautiful infrastructure, but seems stuck or in decay.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on research.
    Proceed with medical school.


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