Columbia University

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Lots of ways to grow as a professional, even if you are straying away from the beaten path of tenure-track academia

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Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in New York, NY
Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in New York, NY

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

Pros

Great work/life balance, if you're able to set your own course schedule and identify your own research projects

Cons

Pay might not be as competitive as private sector jobs

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Neutral Outlook
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    Great benefits, decent environment

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

    I have been working at Columbia University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The administrative teams can be amazing, hard working people who truly care about the students and delivering a great program.

    Cons

    It can feel like there is a class system dictating that administrators have less to contribute to the program and overall success of the school than faculty. Though faculty are certainly knowledgeable and many are truly awe-inspiring, it can be demoralizing to be treated as a second class citizen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be clear about the values, mission and goals of the school and hold everyone accountable for their contribution, including faculty.

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    Excellent ambience, professionalism and location, location, location!

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

    I worked at Columbia University as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent resources
    Very helpful and resourceful technical staff.
    location, location, location!

    Cons

    lower level offices are slightly cramped.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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