Columbia University Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. great university

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Columbia University

    Pros

    great facilities, great nurturing atmosphere

    Cons

    there is no big cons about it

    Recommends
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  2. Columbia University is a great place to work and study. Especially for someone who want to learn something when working.

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    Current Employee - Library Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Library Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Columbia University part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I work in a library, so the work environment is very nice and comfortable, the people there are also very friendly. Supervisor is very nice to me, maybe because I am a student. I also heard that as a full-time employee, one could take any courses for free, which is really attractive.

    Cons

    I am just a part-time student working here, so I didn't consider about the promotion. Salary is quite reasonable for a student with $15/hr.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management could be more dynamic, because sometimes there is bureaucracy in University administration process, which makes efficiency very low.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  3. It is excellent, professional, relaxed, caring, lots of opportunities to grow laterally and up.

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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Palisades, NY
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Palisades, NY

    I have been working at Columbia University full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    at the LDEO campus, lots of extra activities, yoga, basketball, soccer, volleyball. Since its through Columbia University you have access to classes, training, sobaticals, almost a month's worth of time off in a year. Flexible Hours, each position varies in the liberties but it is a very good company to work for.

    Cons

    Pay is not what you would get elsewhere(such as Finance industry), but for a University it is very good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote from within more, they do pretty good at trying to place people in jobs, but not always promoting from within.

    Recommends
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  5. Working at Columbia as a Data Analyst was a great way to start my career, leverage my skills, and meet great people.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Data Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Data Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Columbia University

    Pros

    - Flexible schedule
    - Great staff
    - Intelligent people

    Cons

    - Location
    - My limited time there allowed me to work only on one project.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Columbia is very resourceful.

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

    I have been working at Columbia University full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    There is a virtually endless amount of things to take from and learn.

    Cons

    It requires a lot of initiative, self motivation and independence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nah

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Student

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

    I have been working at Columbia University

    Pros

    Core Curriculum, New York City, Ferris Booth

    Cons

    Finals, Midterms, Papers, University Writing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great school

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Very satisfying job, great culture

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    Current Employee - Business Management Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Management Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at Columbia University

    Pros

    Persona le people
    good work life balance
    good pay
    great area and offices

    Cons

    Non keep up the good work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep supporting your employees your doing great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Undergraduate student

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

    I have been working at Columbia University full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    they are treating cases with a lot professionalism

    Cons

    I takes time to get answer for normal requests

  10. Great University but non-MBA department are not well-managed

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in New York, NY

    I have been working at Columbia University

    Pros

    Great staff working here and a lot of promising international students.
    Great location in the NYC, people get Columbia subsidised housing
    Great name of the university for your resume

    Cons

    The neighbourhood is not really kids friendly, many staff families live outside New York and commute.
    Housing is great, but mostly small apartments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage the process of course selection better in terms of providing students with more information about the courses (feedback, work volume). This will improve satisfaction of both students and staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Great place for a Ph.D. student

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Columbia University

    Pros

    Pay is good. If you don't spend too much, the salary actually is much higher than other universities for a graduate research assistant

    Cons

    It is not easy to get in, since it does not enroll that many Ph.D. students.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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