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Cornell University Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
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4.1 316 reviews

94% Approve of the CEO

Cornell University President David J. Skorton

David J. Skorton

(148 ratings)

90% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Compensation was adequate, and work-life balance was well maintained (in 9 reviews)

  • Great place for student to make connections (in 14 reviews)


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

  • Location is not convenient, less job opportunities than big cities (in 9 reviews)

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    Teaching Assistant

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe working time is relatively flexible and work load is not very heavy.

    ConsThe payment is fair but a little lower for a full-time PhD student.

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    teaching assistant

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosflexible working hours, office culture was great

    Consadministrative work takes a lot of time

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    Work as a temporary staff in Cornell University LASSP.

    Semiconductor Process Engineer (Former Employee) Ithaca, NY

    ProsCNF has one of the best cleanrooms.

    ConsTeamwork, commitment execution and integrity.

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    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A good learning experience

    Student IT Assistant (Current Employee) Ithaca, NY

    ProsI learned a lot about interacting with customers, problem solving, and IT related subjects.
    Management is friendly.

    ConsThere was very little room for advancement. There were a large number of temps who had been there for several years without getting hired.
    They are very reluctant to fire someone, which leads to a lot of dead weight.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider punishing bad behavior and rewarding good behavior.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    be careful if you have the PhD, but not the MD

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prossome very good scientists, resources and opportunities. Bright people and having the Ivy name on your CV doesn't hurt.

    Consas a PhD, it was very hard to get any permanent position. Even though I did a lot of teaching and course design for the medical school, I wasn't considered qualified for an official post and then, on the research side, I saw MDs getting labs and institutional support who has fraction of the ability, publications, etc. but because they could contribute on the clinical side. while this makes sense, there was a bit of a glass ceiling -- it wasn't apparent that I was at a disadvantage until I started asking questions.

    Advice to Senior Managementvalue PhDs -- we are a vital part of your infrastructure.

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    Working for Cornell

    Administrative Assistant III (Former Employee) Ithaca, NY

    ProsDecent benefits, ability to take classes, lots of opportunities to advance within the university.

    ConsNot very accommodating to people with disabilities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    "Best campus job ever"

    Tour Guide (Former Employee) Ithaca, NY

    ProsLearn about your school, make life time friends, get some spending money, influence lives (seriously)!

    ConsWorking on slope day is kind of a bummer.

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very nice environment for work, research, and living

    Postdoctoral Research Associate (Current Employee) Ithaca, NY

    ProsMany very good students to help with research;
    salary and benefits are satisfying;
    good opportunities to develop and grow take on leadership

    ConsEmployment not permanent-depends on grant-money;

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    This is a place helped me to grow

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSmart people around and you can learn a lot from them

    Consthe working pace is fast

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Sometimes exhausting but rewarding

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Ithaca, NY

    ProsLaid back environment. Most people are very nice and easy to get along with. My boss is very relaxed and understanding and will do his best to take as much stress away from us as he can. Good benefits.

    ConsLack of diversity. I work in a science lab and most of my coworkers are old white men. Pay is decent enough, but apartments in Ithaca are very expensive.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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