Columbia University

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very low wages and very slow and incompetent administration

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

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

Pros

It is good for doing research and if you like New York City then you will enjoy the main campus on the Upper West Side/Harlem.

Cons

The administration and IT is going to drive you nuts and you will struggle to make it to the end of the month. Medical campus is located in a bad and dirty neighborhood. The metro station (168th Street) probably the worst in Manhattan.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Summer Associate, American Language Institute

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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 a 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Comfortable Working Environment and Minimum Payment

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

    I have been working at Columbia University part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    As a part-time librarian, I've been given a lot of cares and attentions from the staffs. The working environment is really comfortable.

    Cons

    The payment is not so good. After all, it's a job that everybody can do and it requires no technical skills.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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