Columbia University Medical Center

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Columbia University Medical Center Reviews

Updated July 18, 2015
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Pros
  • Opportunities for advancement, Rigorous schedule - this is boot-camp, Great benefits, World class healthcare, Tuition benefits, Great colleagues (in 4 reviews)

  • Good benefits, quality care, good compensation (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • the segregation between researchers, support staff, admin and HR/business office people is unfortunate (in 3 reviews)

  • Difficult to move up in career, upper management doesn't seem to care about keeping employees happy, salaries are low, most employees are overworked (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Nice Play

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    Current Employee - Research Worker in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Worker in New York, NY

    I have been working at Columbia University Medical Center (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Science is good, Location is convenient

    Cons

    Administration leaves much to be desired

    Advice to Management

    Be more timely


  2. Clinical Research Coordinator

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Columbia University Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Lots to learn, room for growth, great benefits

    Cons

    Large establishment, somewhat disorganized. Much of the medical center seems to be short staffed.

    Advice to Management

    Work on employee satisfaction


  3. CUMC

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Columbia University Medical Center full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    It has a famous name and record, it helps.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, bad organization, poor quality of the work.


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  5. so and so

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Scientist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Scientist in New York, NY

    I have been working at Columbia University Medical Center (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    good to improve the cv.

    Cons

    not much investment by the university to improve the overall quality of laboratories; indirect cost too high


  6. Senior Technician

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    Current Employee - Senior Technician
    Current Employee - Senior Technician

    I have been working at Columbia University Medical Center (More than a year)

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Unions - Great Medical and Dental

    Cons

    - Low Salary - High Turn Over

    Advice to Management

    You need to step up in terms of salaries for your Technician employees in order to prevent a high turn over rate.


  7. Good experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Columbia University Medical Center

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good learning experience, friendly staff

    Cons

    nothing much, they could work on their communication skills


  8. CUMC review from Research Scientist

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in New York, NY

    I have been working at Columbia University Medical Center (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Intellectually stimulating environment; diverse environment (varied departments and schools - allows for cross-disciplinary collaborations); extensive and strong research; good faclities

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy; salaries are not ideal, especially when starting out; campus location.


  9. Research Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in New York, NY

    I worked at Columbia University Medical Center full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits. Some of the smartest researchers around. Opportunity for learning and career growth.

    Cons

    Departments and divisions siloed rather than working together under one umbrella. Every department runs research differently, little cross communication and sharing of ideas.


  10. Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Columbia University Medical Center

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits and average salary.

    Cons

    Awful work environment and heavy volume of work.


  11. Exec. Director

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Columbia University Medical Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    mission and colleagues are the best

    Cons

    I should have worked here years ago

    Advice to Management

    keep up the great work



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