Weill Cornell Medical College

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Weill Cornell Medical College Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
123 Reviews
3.4
123 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Nice people. Hard working staff

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Weill Cornell Medical College

    Pros

    Autonomy good work life balance

    Cons

    Working with hospital and college staff can be confusing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Senior Patient Coordinator

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Patient Coordinator
    Current Employee - Senior Patient Coordinator

    I have been working at Weill Cornell Medical College full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    decent benefits and vacation time

    Cons

    hard to transfer to a different department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR needs to do more coaching with people wanting to transfer departments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Discrimination runs rampant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Weill Cornell Medical College full-time

    Pros

    Good co workers, benefits were ok

    Cons

    No support from upper management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Data Control Assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Control Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Data Control Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Weill Cornell Medical College full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Had opportunities to network with professionals from multiple nearby hospitals (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Hospital for Special Surgery, and of course New York-Presbyterian), as well as within the WCMC community itself. Beautiful facilities and excellent support staff. Pay was not great, but the experience was valuable. Excellent benefits to see Cornell physicians.

    Cons

    This was not a position that would lead to growth within the company; that being said, it was a great jumping off point for graduate school in health sciences and would have been a good start for medical school as well.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Computer Support Technician

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Weill Cornell Medical College

    Pros

    I liked the experience and challenges I got while working for WCMC

    Cons

    The HR Process and On-Boarding are very slow to process.
    Team Leads and Managers at time's in the department are not even ready to process new employee's request for access.
    I started working in September, it took the department almost a month to grant me access yet did not have all required access to perform my job requirements.
    Managers in Department are helpful but also tend to pressure you.
    Training is not provided to help new employee's understand or learn about the WCMC Policies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be ready for a new employee and not make them wait weeks or month to grant them access. After offered the job make sure to have the required access granted.
    Provided some training to new employee to understand the policies and understanding of what requires a new employee to expect.
    Support your new employee's by guiding them through

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    College needs to read its own employee mission statement

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Weill Cornell Medical College

    Pros

    Benefits are OK, Vacation time good.

    Cons

    It is a non-profit that makes a lot of money and is thus rife with inefficiencies verging on corruption and there is little motivation to change things as everybody is getting a cut. It is important to note that individual departments could all be different but from my experience in Neurosurgery they are run like mini fiefdoms. Administrators making huge salaries while running the place like a dictatorship, the Chair employing an image consultant and the physicians expensing everything despite making millions while the staff are treated like children who cannot think for themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I read the mission statement on my first day and pinned it to my wall with pride. That was the last time I heard about it. I know there is a desire to become more efficient and the principles are awesome but you need to employ more leaders who know how to run companies. Respected companies don’t come about because they just make a lot of money, they also understand the importance of happy, motivated employees, satisfied customers treated with dignity & respect and shareholders who want a fair return on their investment but not at any price.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Program Assistant

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

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

    Pros

    good benefits, good educational programs

    Cons

    occasionally must work some weekends

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent Institution

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

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

    Pros

    The very best faculty, one of the best working cultures in academic medicine, excellent benefits compared to peers. Genuine chance to contribute to success. Most employees are passionate and very nice. Moving toward collaboration and transparency. Association with NewYork-Presbyterian. Excellent leadership and an amazing Dean.

    Cons

    Depending on where you enter in the institution salaries may be below peer institutions. Occasionally politics prevail. Work-life balance is non-existent. Can be difficult to get into the institution. People and groups work in silos. Lack of customer service in some internal areas. Infrastructure and systems are behind peers. Some areas are overstaffed, but most are understaffed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep moving forward and hiring excellent people that have a forward looking vision. Promote transparency. Face difficult decisions. Define the vision more specifically and share it with all.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Weill Cornell Medical College full-time

    Pros

    Everything depends on the department. Different departments/employees have different environments/experiences

    Cutting-edge research
    Part of the big 3 TRI-I with MSKCC and Rockefeller
    Good/okay benefits
    Great work/life balance
    Career growth opportunities
    Good working environment
    Good learning environment
    Fast-paced
    Ability to transfer departments

    Cons

    Again, everything depends on the department. Different employees have different experiences

    Nepotism
    HR needs work
    Comparatively subpar benefits. Other research Institutions have better benefits e.g. Few vacation days/holidays, tuition reimbursement is only $5,000 for children $only 12,000 No spouse benefits
    Promotions have limits. External hires tend to earn more than those promoted internally
    Pay discrepancies within peer groups

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Its been great!

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

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

    Pros

    The camaraderie has been wonderful. It gives you a reason to go in to work everyday. In my department they really care about their employees.

    Cons

    Some departments do not get enough funding despite all the money they make. With the amount of time and work done in these departments it would be helpful for the workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fund all the research departments in women's health.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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