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Updated February 19, 2018
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Syracuse University Chancellor & President Kent Syverud
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  • no cons to my work at the university (in 12 reviews)

  • not a lot of growth opportunity, low pay without significant raises (often less than cost of living adjustments) (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "I am a full-time student"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syracuse University full-time

    Pros

    great infrastructure and experienced faculty

    Cons

    its very cold in winters


  2. "Good Place to Work"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits.
    Good coworkers.
    Summers off!

    Cons

    Bad location.
    Always snows.
    Sometimes too big.

  3. "Great place to work as a student!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, employee discount, great people

    Cons

    Like any store, can get slow, which is boring.


  4. "Work Study Student"

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    Current Employee - Work Study Student in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Work Study Student in Syracuse, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to choose your own hours

    Cons

    It is difficult to get the hours you need.


  5. "Student Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syracuse University part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good pay rate

    Cons

    High turn over rate of fellow student employees


  6. "Graduate Student"

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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

    It is a friendly, especially inclusive and diverse place to stay, not only give you knowledge, but also wonderful networks

    Cons

    Syracuse, it is one of the coldest places I have ever seen. You might hesitate to come because of the weather, but overall , it is beautiful

    Advice to Management

    Newhouse is great, famous, and incredible. However, I think Newhouse needs some kind of self-public relations. Since people in China has limited knowledge about this wonderful school


  7. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant in Syracuse, IN
    Current Employee - Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant in Syracuse, IN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Syracuse University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Welcoming and supporting administrative staff.

    Cons

    No assessment of bosses or supervisors

    Advice to Management

    Please ask the students and employees to review their bosses. There is a lot of BS going on.

  8. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Syracuse University part-time

    Pros

    Fair, everyone is nice, staff is professional, beautiful place

    Cons

    Low pay can be a burden, low raises


  9. "Very happy with the university and the location"

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

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

    Pros

    Midsized university with small university feel
    Lot of good resources on campus
    Living cost is low in upstate NY

    Cons

    Stipends are on the low end

    Advice to Management

    Streamline the TA and GA assignment process so that students don't fall through


  10. "Solid experience"

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    Former Employee - Grad Student
    Former Employee - Grad Student

    Pros

    Overall, I had a great time there!

    Cons

    None that I can think of, aside from the genreal problems with academic employment.


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