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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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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Columbia University full-time (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 Management

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

Other Employee Reviews for Columbia University

  1. 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


  2. Helpful (1)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office of Administration in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Office of Administration in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Columbia University full-time (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 Management

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


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