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active, collaborative

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Ithaca, NY
Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Ithaca, NY
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

active working environment, collaborative team

Cons

remote location limits academic resource exchange

Other Employee Reviews for Cornell University

  1. Helpful (1)

    Overall, very good place to work and live

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cornell University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are so many interesting people doing fascinating research ... this is a stimulating environment to work in. And the benefits are very good. The location is great if you don't want to work in a large city. There's plenty of open space to hike, bike, etc. but you also have access to exceptional restaurants in Ithaca (home of Cornell's School of Hotel Administration). And the Finger Lakes are beautiful, lots of vineyards.

    Cons

    With the recent recession, things are still tight and there are less people to do more work. Depending on the department you're in, there could be a fairly high level of stress. Salaries tend to be low (but remember, benefits are good).

    Advice to Management

    Take the Hal D. Craft Leadership Program (that Cornell offers). You need to understand that there are many different types of leadership styles ... don't write off the "quieter" servant-style.


  2. Resident advisor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Resident Advisor in Ithaca, NY
    Former Employee - Resident Advisor in Ithaca, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cornell University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They care about your wellbeing as a student and help you maintain a healthy balance between work and school. They teach you skills such as how to promote mental health and how to organize programs.

    Cons

    The workload can be overwhelming at first. Each residence hall is unique, and training cannot prepare you for every possible scenario. You may encounter some problems that you did not expect, but other people are more than willing to help.

    Advice to Management

    Please communicate expectations regularly. Frequent progress reports or informal feedback would help people do their job better and help people avoid disciplinary action for poor work performance.


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