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Great benefits, decent environment

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  • Senior Management
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)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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

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  1. Ph.D. research assistant experience

    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 5 years)

    Pros

    The school provides an office which three RAs share. My professor provides computers to use. You can print out for free. You receive about 20% discount for your cellphone monthly fee.

    Cons

    The school gym is not free, but that is all.


  2. 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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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