Syracuse University Reviews

Updated 6 Aug 2020

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4.1
75%
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68%
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Syracuse University Chancellor & President Kent Syverud
Kent Syverud
228 Ratings
Pros
  • "nice working environment; colleagues and supervisors are friendly and they are willing to help(in 54 reviews)

  • "Had great mentors, flexible hours(in 31 reviews)

Cons
  • "There we no cons of this position(in 23 reviews)

  • "Very low pay scale and heavy workload(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Love it"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Syracuse University full-time

    Pros

    Great environment. Good people and professor

    Cons

    Snow. Work-life balance poor. Library full.

  2. "Great"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Unarmed Security Guard 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Syracuse University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good atmosphere Work flexibility nice people

    Cons

    low pay bad HR strict rules


  3. "Great work environment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant 

    I have been working at Syracuse University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Diverse community, Helpful staff, Nice city

    Cons

    Weather can get rough during the winter.

  4. "Great workplace"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Data Analyst in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Syracuse University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Community-based and very friendly people, staff is hard working

    Cons

    nothing that I can think of

  5. "Research at Syracuse University"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Syracuse University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, perks for work-life balance, great colleagues

    Cons

    Administrative glut, bad policy, student treatment, expensive parking.

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  6. "Good Benefits"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Syracuse, NY

    I have been working at Syracuse University full-time

    Pros

    Extra 10% 403b contribution. Good health benefits.

    Cons

    Hard to move up due to lack of positions.

  7. "Nice experience"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Syracuse University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good academic and research exposure.

    Cons

    Poor public transport. Winters can be difficult.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Beautiful campus, overall a great place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Syracuse University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, beautiful campus, excellent academic programs. Lots of really wonderful and talented faculty and staff.

    Cons

    It can be hard to recruit good talent. Human Resources department is their downfall. Salaries aren't always competitive; totally depends on the role.

  9. "Great Benefits"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Syracuse, NY

    I have been working at Syracuse University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are great benefits and it helps get through the degree when not having to worry as much about money.

    Cons

    The hours can be very long

  10. COVID-19

    "Important Departments Understaffed, Overworked, Poor Priorities"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Syracuse, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Syracuse University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The benefits are great. Lots of perks for staff on campus. People who generally like to help others.

    Cons

    Pay. Understaffed. Upward mobility. Caseload. Culture of fear. Must pay for parking. Poor training.

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