Weill Cornell Medical College

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Updated April 14, 2015
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Weill Cornell Medical College Dean Laurie H. Glimcher
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Pros
  • The company offers great benefits, including a generous tuition reembursement (in 11 reviews)

  • Work Life Balance, although depending on your supervisor, this might change (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is non-existent (in 3 reviews)

  • low pay, for NYC this is hard to manage well (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Great Company

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Weill Cornell Medical College full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Fully resources with great support

    Cons

    Multiple initiatives going on at once allows for some to get left behind.

  2. very nice environment

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

    I worked at Weill Cornell Medical College

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

    Pros

    free range to do your job

    Cons

    No privacy at work during the day open cubicles

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing

  3. Research Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Weill Cornell Medical College full-time

    Pros

    Great vacation benefits, 9-5 hours, get to work with great doctors

    Cons

    location on York Ave is far from public transportation, administration not standardized, sometimes hard to find the right person to get an answer in order to do your job, space is always an issue

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  5. MA

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Weill Cornell Medical College

    Pros

    Great benefits. Ok salary. Ok bonus.

    Cons

    Bad management. The guy doesn't know what he is doing.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Good and bad

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Weill Cornell Medical College

    Pros

    Benefits are great. The salaries are great. Room for growth

    Cons

    It is very important to research the dept u are entering prior to accepting. Not all of them are created equal

  7. With the new leadership, the institute has many improvements and has recruited many renown scientists.

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    Former Employee - Graduate Student Biomedical Sciences in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Graduate Student Biomedical Sciences in New York, NY

    I worked at Weill Cornell Medical College full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    A great place to do science with the tri-institutional collaborations. It provides lots of opportunities to interact with good scientists and start collaborations.

    Great neighborhood to live in.

    Very good daycare at affordable price. I appreciated that Dr. Laurie Glimcher helped to set up the daycare for the employees. She has brought many good changes and she genuinely cares about the employees.

    Good benefits for graduate students.

    Cons

    There was not a strong sense of community at least when I was there three years ago. More could have been done to earn loyalty from the employees. It's a big institute. Try to cut down the bureaucracy and focus on doing good science.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! Provide better benefits to the postdocs.

  8. Good opportunities await...

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Weill Cornell Medical College

    Pros

    The opportunity to work in a diverse environment with access to sister-institutions and other academic environments. Room for growth in administrative areas and opportunites for promotion in scientific approaches.

    Cons

    Difficulties in meeting common ground between administrative and scientific needs. Scienfitic workplaces are not always conducive to work flow and all positions are always in jeopardy of grant non-renewal.

    Advice to Management

    Hire qualified individuals and allow them to jo their job. You'll find that they take their position to heart and will support and honor their commitments.

  9. call center rep

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    Former Employee - Weill Cornell Medical Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Weill Cornell Medical Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Weill Cornell Medical College

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good pay if you are not through and agency, and good hours. No strict dress code

    Cons

    extreme micro management, 30 min breaks, boss is not nice.

    Advice to Management

    the manager should remember her employees are humans.

  10. Your experience will depend on the department you're working in

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    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Weill Cornell Medical College

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are great. As an exempt employee working here for over 3 years, I get 9 holidays, 22 vacation days, 12 sick days and 3 personal days. Vacation and sick days carry over... up to a limit.

    Tuition reimbursement - for employees, $5,000. It's surprising to see that more employees don't take advantage of it.

    good management/co-workers - if you are lucky. In some departments, management is top notch.

    Cons

    Long walk - If you work at the medical college itself, your commute might be long (college is situated on York & 70th).
    Some departments do not have a good working environment and lack culture.
    Favoritism in certain departments
    Salary - low. Minimum annual raises.

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge those people who bring value and compensate them accordingly.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Good company, okay benefits, must advocate for yourself to get anywhere

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Weill Cornell Medical College

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment, network with some really smart, talented people, benefits/salary are okay (I wouldn't say competitive, however). Can serve as a good launching pad for a career if you are strategic.

    Cons

    Management can be pretty horrible in certain labs, departments, due to bureaucratic red tape (many people with large egos have a say in a lot of decisions, so implementing event the smallest change can take ages) also can be aggravating to interact with NYP hospital management at times. Supervisors and management have too much power over employees, for example no incentive to spend money on needed equipment, give raises or bonuses in my department because the manager receives bonus based on budget, so they are stingy at the expense of the employees. Another example is supervisor receives payments from drug companies in return for conducting special studies, will make employees spend their time on these projects but don't care to share the pharma companies because it means less money for them.

    Advice to Management

    Examine your managers and supervisors, they should be held accountable for their own performance.

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