Columbia University
3.6 of 5 443 reviews
www.columbia.edu New York, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

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

Director (Former Employee)
New York, NY

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

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

ConsNew 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 Senior ManagementHave a strong allied person that will stand up for you and that is well connected.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

Office of Administration (Current Employee)
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… Cons: With a large institution comes layers and layers of bureaucracy so it can be… Advice to Senior Management: Devise a human resources strategy that is more transparent, with… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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Great opportunities for growth

Postdoctoral Research Scientist (Former Employee)
New York, NY

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


Pros: Access to knowledge. Full tuition remission for self and family. Cons: Some departments could be beauracratic. Advice to Senior Management: Could use a little more organization in some departments. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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