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Research Assistant

Current Employee - Research Assistant in New York, NY
Current Employee - Research Assistant in New York, NY

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

Pros

research experience
preparation for graduate school
professor recommendation for grad school apps
intellectual growth
challenge oneself with material outside coursework
teamwork

Cons

the pay is not even minimum wage

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Stable job with decent benefits, but salary parity does not exist

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    Current Employee - Office of Administration in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Office of Administration in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a large institution so there are options for moving laterally or up, depending on your career field and experience.

    Cons

    With a large institution comes layers and layers of bureaucracy so it can be quite frustrating to go through all of the necessary hurdles and get the job done.

    Advice to Management

    Devise a human resources strategy that is more transparent, with a goal toward greater parity.


  2. Great opportunities for growth

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Scientist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Scientist in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Access to knowledge. Full tuition remission for self and family.

    Cons

    Some departments could be beauracratic.

    Advice to Management

    Could use a little more organization in some departments.


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