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Columbia needs to make its Administration Staff feel more appreciated

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Associate Business Process Analyst in New York, NY
Current Employee - Associate Business Process Analyst in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

* Vacation time is great * Healthcare benefits are good * Relaxed environment * No Stress * No Pressures

Cons

* You're basically going nowhere * HR keeps changing benefits w/out notification --Tuition benefit has changed 5 times in the ONE year I've been ehre * NO movement whatsoever * Compensation SUCKS and they use "The Economy" as an excuse

Advice to Management

You have the resources to provide. If you want to keep talent, tuition incentives are a BIG deal.

Other Employee Reviews for Columbia University

  1. Postdoctoral Scientist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Scientist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Scientist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working in the chemistry/physics field, the environment here is highly collaborative with access to a great range of valuable equipment. Salaries highly vary.

    Cons

    Ability is very dependent on the group you join. Your advisor may be completely inadequate to handle the responsibilities. Procuring items or dealing the the bureaucratic side very painstaking.

    Advice to Management

    Make bureaucracy more efficient.


  2. Work here if you have something you're personally working towards. Otherwise you'll be spinning your wheels.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great campus. Convenient location. Easy to commute to. Very reasonable time off & goog selection of benefits. Access to libraries. Inexpensive gym on campus.

    Cons

    Complete lack of communication between schools. Tons of wasteful spending. No oversight of Dean's excessive spending. Tons of illegal non-competitive job bidding. Nepotistic insider hiring. Terrible salary increases. Lack of quality food choices on campus. Confusing bureaucratic red-tape in dealing with HR. Constant trying to skirt/lack of knowing union rules. Expressed disgust for staff. No clear whistleblower policy or way of reporting malfeasance.

    Advice to Management

    This description does not apply to all departments but to several I have encountered. If the above describes how your employees feel about working for your department then perhaps you should reconsider how you compensate your staff and do business. People notice what you're spending money on. If you're spending on building, fancy offices and executive perks are blatant while you're telling everyone else you can't afford anything but the smallest cost of living increase allowed by the university you can expect a lot of disgruntled workers.


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