NYU (New York University) Reviews

Updated 12 May 2021

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  1. "Caring environment"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at NYU (New York University) part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Supervisors really invest time in making sure everyone is cared for and properly trained for the role.

    Cons

    Can be a lot to balance with study but supervisors always willing to work with you and figure something out.

  2. "Great Place for those who like to read and write books"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Professor of Philosophy in New York, NY
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NYU (New York University) full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very Small Classes - half my teaching is from books that I wrote years ago. Only three courses a year - Two in One Semester and One if the Other About 7 months teaching and 5 months off per regular PLUS sabbaticals with 0 months teaching. NOT a great place for a humanist to get rich; but a Great place to do what you like to do. I may NEVER retire.

    Cons

    In my Department, (almost) all of the graduate students are doctoral students get PAID to get their degrees- and never pay anything. But, many of the undergraduate students, especially many from the USA, graduate with demoralizing debt. This is true of almost all very well-know private research universities in the USA - but then, at almost all of these places, there's a bad thing going on.

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  3. "Good"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Student Staff 

    I worked at NYU (New York University) part-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, well paid, can work on other projects if not needed by others

    Cons

    night shifts end late sometimes

  4. "TA"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Teacher Asistance 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NYU (New York University) part-time

    Pros

    They have very good working environments

    Cons

    they only hire students alike

  5. "Great experience!"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at NYU (New York University) part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Great work environment - A lot of pportunity to meet people

    Cons

    - Confusing paycheck system that need simprovement

  6. "Good Place to Work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Administrative Aide in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NYU (New York University) full-time

    Pros

    There is great job stability and plenty of opportunities. Great benefits/employee perks.

    Cons

    This is a demanding job and can be siloed.

  7. "It is what you make of it, but little room for organic growth."

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Program Administrator in New York, NY
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at NYU (New York University) full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The benefits - tuition remission, resources of a large institution, vacation, sick days, etc.

    Cons

    There are basically no promotional opportunities or opportunities for raises unless you're a dean. The titles do not reflect the level of experience and really hinder your ability to job search elsewhere unless you've reached the director level- which means at least 10 years or service to NYU. Raises are capped at about 1.5% a year - and those are the best ones you can get based off on performance. Usually it's only about 1%

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  8. "Good Benefits, Mentors - Lots of Moving Parts"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at NYU (New York University) full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Lots of great managers and people willing to help you in your career. Interesting work.

    Cons

    Lots of competing priorities from all directions, and lack of resources in general, can make problem solving difficult.

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    "Stay Away!"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NYU (New York University) full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good benefits (tuition, healthcare, PTO - if your team actually allows you to use it)

    Cons

    More often than not, teams are led by a faculty member who has little to no actual management experience, and frankly, is uninterested in actually managing and more interested in the prestige of the title. Egos run rampant and the university makes it VERY clear that the hierarchy or concerns are 1) students, 2) faculty and 3) administrators. Faculty, for the most part, are abusive towards the administrators. Many HR departments' hands are tied because they are not responsible for faculty, and no one is advocating for administrators in a productive way. Most are left unsupported, burned out, and eager to find another job. Toxicity can vary between the departments, and there are a few bright spots with teams that actually function. However, by and large, administrators must have extremely tough skin to survive in this university. Too many microaggressions to list in my many years here. The university is hyper concerned about diversity and inclusion at face value, but in actuality, the place is overwhelmingly racist and sexist in its power structures and the actions taken against administrators of color. Bullying, favoritism, micro-managing -- you name it, NYU is guilty of it all

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  10. "science"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Life Science Postdoctoral Researcher in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NYU (New York University) full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good postdoc community, good mentor

    Cons

    pricy for food, hard commune

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