Weill Cornell Medical College Reviews

Updated September 3, 2015
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Weill Cornell Medical College Dean Laurie H. Glimcher
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Pros
  • Fair compensation, great benefits (in 11 reviews)

  • A comfortable work life balance (in 6 reviews)

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

  • Long hours, sometimes politics, quite low pay as a trainee (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Research Tech I

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits, good independent environment, flexible in hours, $5,000 tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    Pay is really low to live in the city.


  2. Excellent working environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ithaca, NY

    I have been working at Weill Cornell Medical College (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The working environment is excellent. The floors are very clean. There are lots of gorgeous flowers in the lobby or front desks at different floors. Staff are very nice and friendly.

    Cons

    If people not living in NYC, it will cost a lot of time to commute.


  3. Nice place to do research

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to network. Many great scientists

    Cons

    Did not find any. Maybe need some renovation for WCMC building


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  5. WMC CU

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Weill Cornell Medical College full-time

    Pros

    Internationally acclaimed faculty and research teams. Pioneering new approaches in the understanding of disease development and improvement of health care across a variety of fields. Working alongside leading researchers, physicians and within the state-of-the-art medical institutes, centers, and laboratories.

    Cons

    Very few to be apprehensive about, but should be pointed out some air of elitism that makes one uncertain regarding the ways of approaching important staff members, especially if one is from an international background.


  6. Not the best

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Prestigious, great benefits, tuition reimbursement (for employee and children)

    Cons

    Pretentious atmosphere, feels almost 1950's sexist-racist sometimes.


  7. Good company, but needs to re-evaluate handling of abusive patients.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Autonomy as an employee in administration, good benefits, decent salary.

    Cons

    Abundance of rude entitled patients, many of whom are verbally abusive to employees, and as a result are "calmed down" by upper management by giving them priority and sooner appointments instead of kicking them out of the practice. They basically allow patients with a certain amount of status and money to act as they please. Also, a lot of passive-aggressiveness and office politics among employees.

    Advice to Management

    Be more proactive in protecting employees from abusive patients and implement rules about patients being allowed to return after causing a problem or being abusive.


  8. Low salary & poor work/life balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Reputation of hospital, top doctors, good healthcare plans for families

    Cons

    The administration in the department of Urology is very biased. There is a lot of nepotism. There is very little concern for employees who have children or childcare needs.

    Advice to Management

    Administration within the department of Urology at Weill Cornell is very corrupt & plays favorites. The department administrator passes on all her work to other employees to complete. There is a lot of nepotism within the department. Employees who have family members who work at Weill Cornell are given increases although they have been only working with Weill Cornell for under a year. My advice is to investigate the practices of the Administration within the Department of Urology.


  9. Nice environment but pay is under the market value.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits. Good chance for advancement and great environment to learn from.

    Cons

    Paid for only 35 hour work week instead of typical 37.5 or 40 hours.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees comparable to other similar places like Memorial Sloan Kettering


  10. 😐

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    Current Employee - Certified Medical Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Certified Medical Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and pays well.

    Cons

    No room for growth, bad office politics and no equality. This is based on my department which is dermatology.

    Advice to Management

    Stop picking favorites! Adjust schedules to accommodate the lives of medical assistants. Also doctors should appreciate their assistants and treat them with respect.


  11. Weill Cornell Medical College Joint Clinical Trials Office

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    Current Employee - Regulatory Coordinator in South Ozone Park, NY
    Current Employee - Regulatory Coordinator in South Ozone Park, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Weill Cornell Medical College full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    WCMC is such an amazing environment and people to work with. A high level of professionalism and intelligence, where everyone is always willing to work together.

    Cons

    I honestly cannot think of any cons for WCMC which is the reason I have been working here for over 7 years. I ideally am looking for a job at WCMC as a research nurse now.

    Advice to Management

    I would advise for management to continue what they have been doing as the environment and work opportunities are always becoming better!



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