Weill Cornell Medical College

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Weill Cornell Medical College Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2014
Weill Cornell Medical College – New York – “WCMC”

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3.3 97 reviews

75% Approve of the CEO

Weill Cornell Medical College Dean Laurie H. Glimcher

Laurie H. Glimcher

(24 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company offers great benefits, including a generous tuition reembursement(in 10 reviews)

  • Great location, great benefits, great co-workers(in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • low pay, for NYC this is hard to manage well(in 4 reviews)

  • I work in a science lab, and the overwhelming majority of my coworkers are older white men(in 9 reviews)

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    Working at Cornell

    Research Coordinator (Current Employee)

    ProsFriendly staff, there are great perks to return to school (which they actually encourage), work flow is manageable (if you have a solid team)

    ConsMicromanaging issues can be annoying. There are still people that are not that proficient at following easy instructions, which in turn slows down work flow.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure everyone is on the same page with completing tasks, especially when it comes time to meet certain deadlines. Last minute crunches are far too commonplace.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Weill Cornell is a great place to work for.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat opportunities for learning new processes and skills.

    ConsUnfortunately their salaries are not sufficient.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpdate salaries for internal staff.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good

    Research Associate (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsFlexible timing depending on who you work for

    ConsLow Salary/ fringe benefits. Discrimination between medical college staff and NYP staff

    Advice to Senior ManagementNon tenure research staff with doctorate needs to be compensated better than technicians and non-PhD managers. Only place where there is no free WiFi for the staff, even Starbucks provide free WiFi. There is no childcare/ breast feeding room for medical college staff. Discrepancy in pay scale/ discrimination

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place for starting research

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people to work with, passionate about what they do. But it depends on your PI. As someone who isn't a Ph.D or grad student, it was a great starting experience into academia

    ConsFunding is a problem for fundamental science, lack of upward career mobility

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    Job with a lot of opportunities for growth but it is physically demanding

    Animal Care Technician (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsAll that you need is a high school diploma or GED and can get a decent paying job with clear channels to advancement.

    ConsThe politics of the job are more complicated than the work. You work with animals do there is the moral discussion. And it is a small department so small quarrels tend to be made bigger than necessary.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou know your employees. Keep their jobs simple and better manage the things that will make them comfortable and they will perform better.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Learning experience

    Licensed Practical Nurse (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThe company offers great benefits, including a generous tuition reembursement. Salaries are competitive, but yearly increases are standard.

    ConsEach department is different. I find that Uptown offices offer more by way of cleaner enviroment, more professional employees etc. Downtown practices are not as supportive of its employees furthering education their education which is sad for a college institution.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBeing flexible to allow for professional growth creates loyal and dedicated employees. Allowing work-life balances gives the employee job security while learning new skills, obtaining extra certifications and pursing degrees. This will benefit the company as employees will be more inclined to continue their career at your institution.

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    Good intentions, hard to advance

    Attending Physician (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat reputation, patients respect it and you

    ConsHard to get promoted. Pay is relatively low versus other institutions. Leadership is somewhat removed from the people that work there and respond only to the issues that they believe need fixing. Relationship with the hospital is complicated at best.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAdvance people that speak their mind, not people that do what you say

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Don't Work here if you need Money!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThere are allot of really smart nice people work here

    ConsLow pay for employees
    Horrible management

    Advice to Senior ManagementAppreciate the hard workers you have

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good employer, great benefits

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits, good atmosphere, good people

    ConsChallenges of most non-profits - salary good , but not great, no bonuses

    Advice to Senior Managementn/a

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Sometimes exhausting but usually rewarding

    (Current Employee) Ithaca, NY

    ProsLaid back environment. My boss is a great guy and very understanding. Most people are really nice and easy to get along with. Good health benefits.

    ConsLow in diversity. I work in a science lab, and the overwhelming majority of my coworkers are older white men. The pay is decent enough, but raises are very low, and apartments in Ithaca are very expensive.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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