Columbia University
3.6 of 5 447 reviews
www.columbia.edu New York, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Manager (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Columbia University full-time for more than 3 years

Pros- Great team. It's important to gel with the team you sign on to as so much of your interaction will be with the team rather than the school as a whole
- Good work-life balance. The job does not require much commitment outside of working hours (9-5 generally)

Cons- Promotions are limited to the department. Any job transitions outside of the department will be treated as a general hire.
- You need to be self motivated to not be discouraged by the sometimes indifferent employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementIt's a hard job to manage so many independent departments. There's not much company culture, although there is a good deal of company morale generated from the company's academic prestige.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Generally positive but poorly run HR and facilities department.

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I have been working at Columbia University full-time for more than 5 years


Pros: Good benefits, decent pay and friendly environment. Cons: HR is a nightmare. I did not receive pay and health insurance… Advice to Senior Management: Create some level of accountability for HR and facilities employees. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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Research Assistant (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Columbia University full-time for more than a year


Pros: prestigious, well known, best scientist Cons: competitive, hard to form bonds with other people there Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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