Columbia University
3.6 of 5 443 reviews
www.columbia.edu New York, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Prestigious

Assistant Coach (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Columbia University as a contractor for more than 3 years

Prospeople are friendly.
the place is very nice

ConsThere are many different tiers of employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Fair workload, decent balance of personal life. A very industrious place yet cold and not personable.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Columbia University


Pros: The reputation and name recognition will serve well for making your resume attractive to others. It is easy to… Cons: It is just a work machine. They hire talented individuals, offer alot of training that will only be suited for that specific job. They are… Advice to Senior Management: Cultivate informal relationships with employees so the workplace feels like a destination you look forward to going to. When there are… More

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Bureaucracy with a sometimes-benevolent overlord

Staff Associate (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Columbia University full-time for more than 5 years


Pros: The best reasons to work (speaking as a staff member, not as a professor) at Columbia are the people, who are by and large smart,… Cons: Columbia is an opaque organization that operates like a feudal state. It has a massive and slow-moving bureaucracy, despite a number of attempts to… Advice to Senior Management: Increase your transparency. Worry less about public image and take on tenured professors who flout IRB, financial, sexual harassment, or human subjects… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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