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Syracuse University Syracuse Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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  • no cons to my work at the university (in 9 reviews)

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

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  1. "good experience, love it"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Editor in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Editor in Syracuse, NY

    I worked at Syracuse University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    get to learn more about teaching undergrads. It's an easy job

    Cons

    nothing really, depends on the professor you work with.


  2. "Resident advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Resident Advisor in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Resident Advisor in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Syracuse University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I loved being an RA at SU. Partially because my room and board was completely covered and partially because my staff was fantastic.

    Cons

    The only negative party was that even though ORL tried very hard to meet our needs, they often missed the mark by cutting the budget in places they shouldn't have.

    Advice to Management

    Please make training longer in the beginning so that no one will have to come in for additional training sessions throughout the year and please put the diversity trainings on the calendar well before RA's make their schedules so they can take them into consideration when picking classes.


  3. "Student"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Undergraduate Researcher in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Researcher in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very helpful grad students. Other members of the lab were easy to work with

    Cons

    There was no pay for undergrads

    Advice to Management

    Students should be payed


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  5. "Worked as GAFC server (SU food services)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Goldstein Alumni Faculty Center Server in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Goldstein Alumni Faculty Center Server in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working on campus (right next to Bird Library) so it's super convenient; working with other students; free meals every shift; amazing kitchen staff, regular shifts. Probably one of the better food service jobs you could get on campus. It's also good experience for getting another server job if you don't have any.

    Cons

    Can't accept tips as a server despite full service expectations, which some students forget as customers. There was a change in management a short while ago that made it a much stricter and less enjoyable environment to work in.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone misses Melissa who was very good at connecting with the students while motivating them to work hard.


  6. "Student Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good hourly rate, great supervisors and friendly environment

    Cons

    no other benefits, like credit waiver or health insurance


  7. "Graduate Assistantship Was Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I worked as a Graduate Assistant while in school. The positive was that the schedule was flexible, my boss was good about communicating needs and expectations. The full-time professional staff was helpful and nice. People really like working here. The tuition credits were helpful, too.

    Cons

    I was confused about insurance options, particularly as to how it overlapped with the student insurance. Sometimes, there were scheduling conflicts between work and other school requirements, but there were general work-arounds negotiated. Not many cons.

    Advice to Management

    Please provide clearer information about benefits, such as insurance. In particular, for those of us graduate students only here for 1 to 2 years, more succinct information would be helpful.


  8. "Video Production Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Video Production Assistant in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Video Production Assistant in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The position was great for first and second year students interested in learning more about the technical aspects of broadcast journalism. It was great to get experience working production before you get graded on it during class.

    Cons

    Difficult to find a position where you work consistently enough to get paid on a regular basis. Other than that I had no complaints.

    Advice to Management

    Create more student run TV shows so more people have the opportunity to work on a crew before they learn to cut, shoot, edit and produce their own stories.


  9. "Office Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Syracuse, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Syracuse University (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Flexible Hours
    -University Perks
    -Easy commute
    -Free food
    -Quick communication with superiors
    -Holidays off
    -Shorter hours in summer

    Cons

    -Slow Environment
    -Some not so nice people


  10. "Turtor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Syracuse, NY

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

    Pros

    Great people and students, flexible hours

    Cons

    Sometimes there are slow days with nothing to do, but others it's like a revolving door of students coming in.


  11. "Community Folk Art Center"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Syracuse, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Relaxed Environment
    - Walking distance from campus
    - Cool events and okay food occasionally
    - Management tends to leave you alone some days
    - I left the job when I did

    Cons

    - Highly dysfunctional staff structure
    - Non-existent HR Structure
    - Incomprehensible hierarchy of tasks and Job Descriptions
    - Disorganized
    - Too relaxed cuz everything gets done at the last minute
    - Unpleasant co-workers

    Advice to Management

    - Get and HR structure
    - Redfine job descriptions and responsibilities
    - Establish a hierarchy of tasks and managers
    - Train and Retain employees
    - Be professional and prompt


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