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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 for 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.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Columbia University

  1.  

    Excellent ambience, professionalism and location, location, location!

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

    I worked at Columbia University as a contractor for 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
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall, a great place to work because it is high academic standards.

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in New York, NY

    I have been working at Columbia University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Smart, dedicated students who take their studies seriously. I enjoy my work with them and find that I learn, too, by teaching classes there.

    Cons

    Adjunct salaries are low. No medical benefits for adjuncts. Part of the "pay" is the prestige of working at Columbia. Would be great if the compensation were better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the benefits for adjunct positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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