Columbia University

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Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in New York, NY
Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in New York, NY

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

Pros

-Pretty good hourly pay
- Good resources and cool classrooms
- Very nice students
- The main campus is beautiful, and this is where most people teach
- Having co-teachers was great
- Observation and critique was great
- You can request a schedule that works well for you. There may be some flexibility as to when your classes meet. So if you're not a morning person, you can request a 10 or 11 AM start.

Cons

- Not all rooms have internet access and/or built-in projectors
- Apparently having one lukewarm student review can lead to a meeting with the director
I only taught one session, and got all 4s and 5s out of 5. However, I have heard that a 3 can land you in trouble. Many part-timers have stopped working there because of this.

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    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.

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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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