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Research Assistant

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Great training ground for managing politics and navigating egos. You can build off your CU experience for advancement

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    Former Employee - Associate Dean  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Dean in New York, NY

    I worked at Columbia University full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Opportunity for impact in your niche and the education benefit for officers

    Cons

    Poor organizational design - highly decentralized campus, often duplicative and competitive services. I worked in undergraduate student affairs, politics often drove decisions and impacted organizational structure.

    Student body is overly entitled, not very resillent and many students have developmental challenges (psychological and emotional).

    CU is not a supportive environment for administrators of color - racism is deeply embedded throughout the system. Micro-aggressions are the norm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train middle and senior managers for effectiveness in their roles, particularly from the point that they are given supervisory responsibilities. Managers are often hired not because of their people abilities but because they were effective in other functions.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    OK Experience

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    Current Employee - Office Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Columbia University as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay for student level, friendly work experience

    Cons

    Inexperienced supervisor, lack of trust

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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