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A lot of behind the scene power struggles not visible until you're at the very top.

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Former Employee - Director  in  New York, NY
Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

I worked at Columbia University full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

New York City is the most intense place you can find and has everything you can want or need...for a price.

Cons

New York City housing is tremendously expensive on a regular academic salary. If you are recruited without anyone that can stand up for you the first year it will be very hard for you to find your way through the morass of the very red-tape oriented administration.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Have a strong allied person that will stand up for you and that is well connected.

Recommends
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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 for 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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    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 for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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