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Updated August 2, 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. "Research Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learnings from project and Salary

    Cons

    Limited time of work hours

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for the opportunity


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good benefits, tough for an entry-level"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Syracuse, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are pretty great - including 10% contribution to your 401k without having to put in anything. Pretty much everyone knows about SU which makes you more marketable.

    Cons

    It's a very political institution. The higher you are, the more money you make. It's not a very welcoming place for someone new in their career. The pay is pretty low and there is little room for advancement. You see a lot of entry-level employees leave after a few years as there isn't really a reason to work harder, as raises/bonuses don't exist.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more time and energy into your entry-level, coordinator level employees. It'll cost less in the long run retaining employees.

  3. "dinning center is perfect for student employees"

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

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

    Pros

    Free food, relaxed working environment, good salary

    Cons

    Nothing this is a great place to work in


  4. "Student Program Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible, willing to work around your schedule.

    Cons

    The pay is not good.


  5. "Academic Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Academic Advisor in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Academic Advisor in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flex time, remitted tuition benefits, health insurance

    Cons

    The city of Syracuse is underwhelming


  6. "Office Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at Syracuse University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Positive work environment. Supervisors take time to teach and advise about specific job requirements.

    Cons

    Sometimes lack of flexibility in hours for students


  7. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked part-time while I was student. Great environment to work part-time.

    Cons

    Not at this time atleast.

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

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. 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.


  10. "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!


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