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Cornell University Reviews

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
362 Reviews
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362 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Most department have a really good work / life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Great place for student to make connections (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Ithaca is cold and is in the middle of nowhere (in 8 reviews)

  • a little bit far from big cities (in 10 reviews)

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    student

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    Current Employee - Student in Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Student in Ithaca, NY

    I have been working at Cornell University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    great professors, great people, great campus

    Cons

    too cold, feels kind of big sometimes, terrible housing system for juniors/seniors

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    Great place to work/do research...for 5 years

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Ithaca, NY

    I have been working at Cornell University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Really cool town, lots of collaboration happening, good professors and colleagues, great campus, lots of nature to explore on the weekends

    Cons

    Can start to feel a little small after a few years, no major city you'd want to go to within a few hours drive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Wellness opportunities, growth and development, great people, good learning environment

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    Current Employee - Staff Writer III in Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Staff Writer III in Ithaca, NY

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

    Pros

    Flexibility; quality of life, management quality

    Cons

    Pay on the low end.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Challenging to move around in the university in terms of job opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cornell University

    Pros

    Positive Environment, reasonable salary, nice students

    Cons

    It gets a little cold in the winter, but not bad

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    Library Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cornell University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Librarians are really nice and it's a overall stress free job, not too demanding.

    Cons

    Nothing really, it's a good student job. However, if you don't have FWS, you can't work at the library.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Wonderful school

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cornell University part-time

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, world-class professors, friendly city

    Cons

    Weather is awful in winter

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent

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    Current Employee - Manager in Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in Ithaca, NY

    I have been working at Cornell University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, great pay, great training, beautiful campus

    Cons

    none that I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great research, great people

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Ithaca, NY
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Ithaca, NY

    I worked at Cornell University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Academic/Collegial/Collaborative atmosphere, lots of flexibility

    Cons

    It's a research job. Long hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    course assistant

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    Current Employee - Course Assistant in Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Course Assistant in Ithaca, NY

    I have been working at Cornell University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    flexible working time. Other than the study group and biweekly meetings have fixed schedule, you can grade the homework totally at your convenience.

    Cons

    Although we might uderstand the concepts thoroughly, sometimes it is not easy to get the students clear about the concept. Involve a lot of thoughts on how to explain, but will get smooth later on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall good

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Graduate Assistant

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Ithaca, NY

    I have been working at Cornell University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Great collegial environment
    -Excellent faculty and staff support

    Cons

    -Some difficulties if research interests do not match.
    -Sociology of knowledge can be heavy. People tend to stay in clusters. But these are no cons, since that's basically the rule in academia in general

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Increase salaries

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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