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Great experience

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Current Employee - PhD Student  in  New York, NY
Current Employee - PhD Student in New York, NY

Pros

Plenty of professors. A lot of freedom.

Cons

The environment is too academic.

Recommends
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    Surprisingly Byzantine...

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY

    Pros

    Columbia University is a top Research Institution with good benefits. It will provide you with excellent opportunities to work with internationally known researchers in one of the greatest cities in the world.

    Cons

    However, the institution is old and each department is like it's own fiefdom with its unique brand of politics and way of doing things within a very, very entrenched bureaucracy. The worst of it, whether you are seeking an administrative, academic or resarch post is that there are long standing tensions between the academic and the administrative branches of the organization, that prevent the smooth operation of anything. Also, the amount of work and pressure far exceeds what you would expect from the "Ivory tower" and does not seem worth it given the poor compensation, and poor physical work environment. If you are used to corporate America in any way...this will be a shock to the system, to say the least.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    intern @ columbia

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    Current Employee - Work Study Intern  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Work Study Intern in New York, NY

    Pros

    attendign school, recieve work study

    Cons

    very little opportunity for growth

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