Weill Cornell Medical College

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Weill Cornell Medical College Reviews

Updated November 15, 2014
Updated November 15, 2014
117 Reviews
3.3
117 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 5 reviews)


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

  • In fact they allow people within the work environment to be disruptive, harassing fellow employees (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Excellent Institution

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    • 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
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  5.  

    A good place to work

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    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
  6.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regulatory and Data Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Regulatory and Data Specialist in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    great peole, benefits and compensation

    Cons

    lack of oversight by management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great area to work, main campus, wonderful departments and students

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Benefits are fantastic, including back up child care

    Cons

    HR does not monitor departments well that have a high turnover and not until after being terminated did they institute a new memorandum on updated policies for pregnant workers. Annual reviews are horrendous very disappointed in the process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revise annual review procedures, they do not currently reflect the effectiveness of the employee as a whole.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Environment, great people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Weill Cornell Medical College full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The IT Dept is a great place to learn and grow. People are helpful and open with information. Will help you to find your niche. Do not overwork you in terms of hours. Overall a supportive environment where you can choose to learn the ins and outs of multiple disciplines. Managers are very accessible, with an open door policy.

    Cons

    Rigid start and end times on daily hours. Don't have a work from policy. Some amount of micromanaging from some managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Postdoc Associate at WCMC

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate

    I have been working at Weill Cornell Medical College full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    flexible schedule; health insurance plan

    Cons

    time off policy; no retirement benefit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide more career plan;

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    extremely demoralizing work environment

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    Former Employee - Administrative
    Former Employee - Administrative

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

    Pros

    employees care about their jobs and each other

    Cons

    low salary, unimpressive benefits, terrible leadership (rewards 'yes men' rather than competence)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your low employee reviews and act!

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    They did not compensate one for effort or work performed accordingly.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Weill Cornell Medical College

    Pros

    They offer great medical benefits.

    Cons

    There were too many people there that did not know what they were doing, or simply did not do there work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much hear- say focus on work and not gossip

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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