Cornell University Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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  1. Fun and easy

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cornell University

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Fun Place to work - Job was easy, only a few hours a day

    Cons

    - Long Sunday shifts - Limited advancement opportunities


  2. Teaching Assistant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Ithaca, NY

    I have been working at Cornell University (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good coaching and mentoring program

    Cons

    Sometimes really need a better work-life balance


  3. Graduate Student Research Assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Ithaca, NY

    I have been working at Cornell University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They have an excellent system of benefits. Furthermore, the some research assistant positions allow you to accumulate credits (for Grad School).

    Cons

    Very difficult work culture to penetrate and become assimilated into, as all the senior researchers and scientists regard junior assistants with an almost snobby disdain.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate the power distance between senior management and junior staff. Facilitate more communication between the senior research staff and grad student assistants.


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  5. Graduate student

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cornell University

    Pros

    Interact with top professors in the world

    Cons

    Don't do a great job of connecting current graduate students wit cornell alumni


  6. Ivy in the countryside with very good benefits and top greencard sponsorship

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bioinformatician in Ithaca, NY
    Former Employee - Bioinformatician in Ithaca, NY

    I worked at Cornell University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great team of top scientits in veterinary , animal science, and biology. Other majors are also extremely strong though not my own fields. The very beautiful campus, top.benwfit to staff: children tuition benefits, nice insurance, pension match to 6%. The high school.gets about 40 students into Cornell each year. Rather low housing cost.

    Cons

    A bit isolated from major cities. Depending on if you prefer urban life. 5 hours drive to New York City.


  7. Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cornell University full-time

    Pros

    It's a good place to work.

    Cons

    Hard to get anywhere else.


  8. Great environment to grow

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Ithaca, NY
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Ithaca, NY

    I worked at Cornell University full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling. Good benefits. Great environment. The overall nature of Cornell University is a leading academic institution that is a challenging and beneficial place to work.

    Cons

    Select aspects of technology seem to lag behind at the Ithaca campus. As an academic institution, can also be highly bureaucratic.

    Advice to Management

    Continuously invest in updating technology and smoothly advancing pipelines. Hire, train, and maintain effective support staff.


  9. Graduate Quickly

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Ithaca, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Incredibly smart colleagues who are a pleasure to work with. Many resources are available for you to have a fun yet productive time. Ithaca is indeed gorges.

    Cons

    Make sure to graduate on time, otherwise the university will cut your funding.


  10. Research Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cornell University part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great mentors that are leaders in all areas. Have the opportunity to become involved in cutting edge projects revolutionizing any area.

    Cons

    For part time workers, the salary is pretty much hourly and very low, about 10 dollars per hour. However, it pays off by the involvement and recommendation you get by

    Advice to Management

    Increase the wage for researching assistants. Also make the Kronos portal a little bit easier and faster to obtain payment.


  11. PhD Candidate

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Ithaca, NY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great environment to concentrate on your studies

    Cons

    Not much entertainment around Ithaca



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