Syracuse University Reviews

Updated May 10, 2021

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Syracuse University Chancellor & President Kent Syverud
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282 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great work environment, great people(in 64 reviews)

  • "positive environment with great benefits(in 39 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "In the Winter is there is quite a bit of snow(in 30 reviews)

  • "Low pay, little time to make things up if you fall behind with coursework(in 15 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great overall learning and exposure to new technologies and frameworks

      May 10, 2021 - Software Engineer(Internship) in Syracuse, NY
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      Pros

      Good exposure to new technologies and frameworks

      Cons

      Not any as of now

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    2. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Worst Employer/Even Worse Pay

      Apr 14, 2021 - Administrative Assistant II in Syracuse, NY
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      Pros

      Mediocrity wins the day! If you don't want to work hard, you make mistakes, or you just don't care, this is the place for you! Benefits are pretty good - better if you are in an exempt position.

      Cons

      Pay is WAY BELOW the regional average for the work you are expected to perform. Bachelor's degree required for jobs that pay $14-$18/hour. Not even close to fair for the job responsibilities and skills required. Management is CLUELESS. Salary increases are the bare minimum (1%) for non-exempt employees and are not performance-based. Reviews aren't read by anyone in the organization and have nothing to do with salary increases. Raises are based on favoritism. Promotions are non-existent. Non-exempt employees are treated poorly by exempt employees. There is definite discrimination among exempt and non-exempt staff. Pay does not match the skills and education required to perform job duties. If you do a good job, your reward will be more work without the pay increase that should accompany the work increase. Non-exempt employees pay more for some benefits that are included in exempt employees benefit packages. Salaries are so low that they offer a "Schedule B" payment plan for people who are paid so little that they can't afford their benefit package.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Experience

      May 10, 2021 - Teaching Assistant 
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      Pros

      Working as a teaching assistant is a great job to have as a student because it's fairly easy to balance with your other course work. I found it to be a great opportunity to build leadership and managerial experience.

      Cons

      Your experience as a TA will largely depend on how organized the professor is and the students in the course.

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good benefits but understaffed

      Apr 24, 2021 - Editor in Syracuse, NY
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      Pros

      Full-time employees get 4 weeks vacation You get Xmas Eve - New Year's Day off You get tuition remission for dependents and some for yourself

      Cons

      I've worked here for 7 years and they are always very understaffed in my department, so they overwork you A LOT. I am extremely burnt out. The pay isn't great, but the benefits are supposed to make up for that to some degree. I don't have dependents, and I'm too overworked to have time to take a class myself, so the tuition remission isn't a benefit to me.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      N/A

      May 5, 2021 - Faculty Assistant in Syracuse, NY
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      Pros

      If you are lucky, you get to work closely on a research project with a Professor.

      Cons

      I could not think of any.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good fot psrt time student

      May 4, 2021 - Kitchen Staff in Syracuse, NY
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      Pros

      Not to much work, not do tiring

      Cons

      Its only s part time and you cannot work for more than 10 hours a week

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great

      May 6, 2021 - GTA Graduate Teaching Assistant 
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      Pros

      Very supportive community - Good funding - Great resources for reasearch.

      Cons

      Nothing comes to mind really.

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Work-life at BBI

      Apr 21, 2021 - Research Assistant in Syracuse, NY
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      Pros

      Great staff and supervising attorneys; many law school students learn to write legal appellate briefs and gain great experiences doing so; very flexible work hours; the director, Peter Blanck is a very knowledgeable, friendly, and caring person and it was an honor getting to know him.

      Cons

      The appellate briefs were quite difficult to master at first, but one the experience in doing a few of them makes the rest of the work much easier; one issue is that the work can be pretty repetitive if you have done them many times over and over again; pay was $14/hour for research assistant, at least it was from May 2018 - July 2020.

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to learn and to work

      May 3, 2021 - IT Analyst in Syracuse, NY
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      Pros

      Open-minded, Flexible, Diverse, Strong sense of belonging

      Cons

      You have to deal with students.

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee

      good hourly pay

      Apr 27, 2021 - Student Food Service 
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      Pros

      Good pay nice management and lots of fun.

      Cons

      Not a full time. And may be hard to find.

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