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Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Geneva, NY
Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Geneva, NY

I have been working at Cornell University full-time (More than a year)

Approves of CEO
Approves of CEO

Pros

The grad student stipend is very high compared to other schools I looked at.
Lots of opportunities to explore anything you are interested in through research, classes, and travel.

Cons

No guidance at all as an off main campus grad student. Had no idea what my benefits were for more than a year.
Being a Geneva based grad student means years of frustration at commuting no matter where you choose to live. You either commute for classes or for research.

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  1. Hard-working, collaborative, productive environment with lots of chances to enjoy nature

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Ithaca, NY

    I have been working at Cornell University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Extremely collegial - lots of chances to gain mentorship experience
    Motivated workforce - if you are interested in working hard, you will not be alone
    Excellent campus - Ithaca is one of the best college campuses in USA. It has continually been voted the best college town, two years in a row

    Cons

    Winter - Extremely long and cold - but if you survive the first one you will get through the next 3 or 4. Also you will realize how much weather effects our professional psyche
    Location - While it has an amazing campus, its still far away from big cities and therefore attending professional events is a slight challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Make the environment more comfortable for research scientists, invite more industrial recruiting seminars, encourage participation in professional conferences by providing grants etc.

  2. Great workplace

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cornell University

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great environment, benefits, learning experiences

    Cons

    There is no cons I can think about.

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