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Updated January 14, 2019
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  • "There are no cons that I can think of" (in 17 reviews)

  • "Low pay and small annual increases each year" (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to work and good pay

    Cons

    Nothing to complain about for now


  2. "teaching assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Syracuse University part-time

    Pros

    Have the opportunity to be the TA for different level of courses. Very nice students and professors to work with. Good health insurance.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work is a little bit overloaded, so you have to keep balance between the TA and your own PhD research.

  3. "Amazing"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good Research Lab Facilities and Awesome Professors

    Cons

    I didn't find any cons here.


  4. "Exhibition and collection manager"

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    Current Employee - Collection and Exhibition Manager in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Collection and Exhibition Manager in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Syracuse University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and tuition remittance. Flexible hours

    Cons

    Low pay and small annual increases each year


  5. "Graduate Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Syracuse University part-time

    Pros

    The school provided a great graduate assistantship package, helping grad students gain more experience.

    Cons

    Some of the work can be more administrative.


  6. "University"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very good environment to work in

    Cons

    Can be tough to accommodate with the weather


  7. "College of Engineering and Computer Science - Academic Excellence Workshop Facilitator"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours for students, level of commitment dependent on personal preference

    Cons

    Work-life balance as a student is not valued in the college culture.

  8. "Corpat"

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits
    Students are great
    Perks
    Strong school spirit

    Cons

    Inefficient
    Slow
    Elitist
    No room for growth
    HR

    Advice to Management

    Master's degrees do not make great employees. Instead, find people who are actually doing a great job and help them succeed. I've worked with plenty of people here who have many degrees and no real hands-on skills to do the job. What is the point of offering tuition benefits if you're going to require master's degrees for entry-level positions?

    Also, stop creating positions you don't need. Tuition is sky-high yet many employees I know around campus have confessed that there isn't enough work. Our office added 4 new employees but there isn't even work for 1 of them.

    The unprofessionalism I've experienced here is unparalleled. Recommendations for jobs get all but ignored. Staff frequently shows up late to meetings and interviews. Even when you work here that doesn't stop HR and other hiring managers on campus from treating you like garbage.


  9. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syracuse University full-time

    Pros

    Comprehensive learning and work experience

    Cons

    None actually. It's a great workplace.


  10. "Typical large bureaucracy BUT did put my kids through college"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Syracuse University full-time

    Pros

    Steady work and I was able to put all 3 of my kids through college for free.

    Cons

    Difficult to move around, low pay.