Weill Cornell Medical College

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Weill Cornell Medical College Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
101 Reviews

3.3
101 Reviews
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Weill Cornell Medical College Dean Laurie H. Glimcher
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company offers great benefits, including a generous tuition reembursement (in 10 reviews)

  • Great location, great benefits, great co-workers (in 8 reviews)


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

  • I work in a science lab, and the overwhelming majority of my coworkers are older white men (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great hospital

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Weill Cornell Medical College full-time

    Pros

    fabulous MD's and services-great reputation

    Cons

    very small if any yearly increases-that s the only con

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Physician Organizations Financial Services

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Weill Cornell Medical College full-time

    Pros

    The management is absolutely the best. they are personable, engaged and very invested in teaching and leading their team to better each employee's performance.

    The work environment is great, the employees are friendly and all are very supportive.

    Cons

    Promotions are painstakingly slow. But that's also due to incredibly low turnover rates. (double edged sword)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A great institution to work for!

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    Current Employee - Research Technician II  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Technician II in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Top of the line medical research, well funded, and state of the art facilities. Great collaboration with Sloan-Kettering and Rockefeller University. Great benefits and productive environment.

    Cons

    Hard to change positions and grow into something bigger as it is a science academic environment. The departments are confusing and sometimes poses issues with getting things done regarding human resource issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotions in the scientific end should be easier and should be streamlined with a layer out plan. But as in science, it is all based on grant money so I am not sure what could be done to improve this.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    good place to work if you plan to apply to the medical program

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    Former Employee - Research Technician  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Research Technician in New York, NY

    I worked at Weill Cornell Medical College full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    multi-departments for research and combine to the clinical reseaerch. access to all rockerfeller , sloan kettering institute and weill cornell facility and equipment. everything is very systematic. multi cultureal working environment

    Cons

    the benefit compare to other research institute is not good, the adjustment of the salary every year is fixed and fair. paper work is slow, the connection and personnel interaction is not so bounded

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work if you are a recent college graduate and want a nurturing environment.

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    Former Employee - Research Administrator  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Research Administrator in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and paid unused vacation days. I had a great supervisor who was very understanding when I needed to take time off for family problems. Great medical environment. The students and faculty members were generally very nice.

    Cons

    It was hard to change positions to one with more responsibility and even movement laterally at WCMC was tough. Administration was slow to process any paperwork.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Weill Cornell is a great place to work for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Weill Cornell Medical College

    Pros

    Great opportunities for learning new processes and skills.

    Cons

    Unfortunately their salaries are not sufficient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update salaries for internal staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good

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    Current Employee - Research Associate  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Weill Cornell Medical College full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible timing depending on who you work for

    Cons

    Low Salary/ fringe benefits. Discrimination between medical college staff and NYP staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Non tenure research staff with doctorate needs to be compensated better than technicians and non-PhD managers. Only place where there is no free WiFi for the staff, even Starbucks provide free WiFi. There is no childcare/ breast feeding room for medical college staff. Discrepancy in pay scale/ discrimination

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place for starting research

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Weill Cornell Medical College as a contractor

    Pros

    Great people to work with, passionate about what they do. But it depends on your PI. As someone who isn't a Ph.D or grad student, it was a great starting experience into academia

    Cons

    Funding is a problem for fundamental science, lack of upward career mobility

  10.  

    Job with a lot of opportunities for growth but it is physically demanding

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    Current Employee - Animal Care Technician  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Animal Care Technician in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    All that you need is a high school diploma or GED and can get a decent paying job with clear channels to advancement.

    Cons

    The politics of the job are more complicated than the work. You work with animals do there is the moral discussion. And it is a small department so small quarrels tend to be made bigger than necessary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You know your employees. Keep their jobs simple and better manage the things that will make them comfortable and they will perform better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Working at Cornell

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    Current Employee - Research Coordinator
    Current Employee - Research Coordinator

    I have been working at Weill Cornell Medical College full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly staff, there are great perks to return to school (which they actually encourage), work flow is manageable (if you have a solid team)

    Cons

    Micromanaging issues can be annoying. There are still people that are not that proficient at following easy instructions, which in turn slows down work flow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure everyone is on the same page with completing tasks, especially when it comes time to meet certain deadlines. Last minute crunches are far too commonplace.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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