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Cornell University Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
386 Reviews
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386 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

  • Great benefits including educational and wellness opportunities (in 16 reviews)


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

  • Small town and in which when the school lets out gets even smaller (in 11 reviews)

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    Intellectual Atmosphere

    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Ithaca, NY

    I have been working at Cornell University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great students, great colleagues. Beautiful campus. Easy living. Kid friendly city.Lots of natural beauty all around. Gorges, waterfalls, hiking trails, boating, fishing.

    Cons

    Difficult to get to. Weather can be harsh at times. Parking is a pain. Housing is inexplicably expensive. Statistically speaking, crime is low, but surprisingly frequent.

    Recommends
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    Teaching Assistant

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Ithaca, NY
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Ithaca, NY

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

    Pros

    Developed public speaking; working in small groups, motivating others, better learning of core concepts. This was overall a very positive experience for a first job.

    Cons

    This is an ivy league school after all and professors may be too self-absorbed an unengaged to care about the quality of their teaching, especially at 101 levels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    "The campus life at Cornell"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Ithaca, NY

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

    Pros

    A charming campus with amazingly, beautiful pastoral countryside. A trail runners dream come true! Cornell has a close community of friendly people. A lot of cultural development and much exposure to potential jobs, and important role models. Attend seminars and talks by important people to broaden your outlook on life. The benefits are good.

    Cons

    Ithaca is a small town and often not suited to those individuals who need a busy city life. Its a tough, competitive life if you study here and be prepared to deal with some professors who are not there to help you but are there to have you do their work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fantastic

    Current Employee - Coordinator in Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Ithaca, NY

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

    Pros

    Great connections and opportunities to do cutting edge research

    Cons

    none,supervisors can be too busy to pay much attention to you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Cornell Financial Affairs

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cornell University part-time

    Pros

    Friendly, everyone is nice, good

    Cons

    no career development, cannot stay long, not that great

  7.  

    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
  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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (INFO)

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Ithaca, NY
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Ithaca, NY

    I worked at Cornell University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    From my experience, the community of TA's is very friendly and a fun work environment. If you like helping students understand the material and are generally personable, TAing will most likely be an overall positive experience.

    Cons

    Can be unorganized at times. In addition, everyone puts in different amounts of time, which may lead to frustration if you end up feeling like you are working harder than other people.

    Recommends
    Neutral 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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